Caution for the DIY (Do It Yourself-er)

Safety First

Garage doors are potentially dangerous because they are the heaviest moving object in your home! There are over 23,000 serious accidents in our country every year involving garage doors, including some fatalities. At Brothers Garage Door Sales we emphasize safety education and recommend yearly inspections and maintenance.

1. When the garage door is moving, never stand or walk under it. Wait until it has stopped moving. Make sure someone is close by in case of emergency.

2. Self-Installations can be risky. At Brothers Garage Door Sales we recommend using trained and experienced installers. However, if you do install it yourself, be sure to take care in reading and following the manufacturer’s instructions.

3. An out-of-balance door can increase the risk of accidents. Cables and hardware are under high tension and if ignored or improperly handled, can result in serious injury. Use a trained service person to adjust or repair cables and hardware.

Do not be afraid to call us. The small investment you make to hire a professional is a small trade in exchange for your safety.

Year   CPSC Report of Garage Door Related Injures*
2010   20,809
2009   20,382
2008   20,017,
2007   19,943
2006   18,781
2005   19,228
2004   19,767
2003   20,005
2002   19,370
2001   20,421
2000   19,608
* CPSC Numbers are generated on a sampling of designated hospitals.  Real figures could be higher, or lower.  The categories tallied include automatic garage door and garage door openers.

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