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June is Garage Door Safety Month

The International Door Association and the Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association have designated June as Garage Door Safety Month.

Garage door manufacturers, like First United Door Technologies,  and garage door dealers throughout the U.S. and other countries are working to increase awareness of the possible hazards of garage doors and automatic opener systems, and the need for periodic inspection and maintenance to keep them safe.

It’s important that the public is aware of garage door safety and that safety checks should be done to insure it’s in proper working order by using these ten garage door safety and security tips.

1. Make sure garage door opener control button is out of the reach of small children.

2. Do not let children play with garage door remote controls.

3. Consult the owner’s manual and learn how to use the garage door’s emergency release feature.

4. Visually inspect the garage door each month. Look at springs, cables, rollers and pulleys for signs of wear. Do not attempt to remove, adjust or repair these parts or anything attached to them. A trained door repairman must make adjustments to these parts, which are under high tension.

5. Test the garage door opener’s reversing mechanism monthly by placing a 2 x 4 board or a [more]

Garage Door Awareness: Safety First

You need to be aware of the possible hazards of garage doors and automatic opener systems, and the need for periodic inspection and maintenance to keep them safe. Give your garage door a safety check to insure it’s in proper working order by using these ten garage door safety and security tips.

1. Make sure garage door opener control button is out of the reach of small children.

2. Do not let children play with garage door remote controls.

3. Consult the owner’s manual and learn how to use the garage door’s emergency release feature.

4. Visually inspect the garage door each month. Look at springs, cables, rollers and pulleys for signs of wear. Do not attempt to remove, adjust or repair these parts or anything attached to them. A trained door repairman must make adjustments to these parts, which are under high tension.

5. Test the garage door openers reversing mechanism monthly by placing a 2 x 4 board or a roll of paper towels in the door’s path. If the door does not reverse after contacting the object, call a qualified garage door professional for repair. If the opener has not been replaced since 1993, seriously consider a new one with auto-reverse as [more]

Download Your Garage Door Opener Owner’s Manual

You’re sitting there in front of your computer perhaps looking for answers about your garage door opener. What better time to find your opener’s owner’s manual online and download it to your computer.

Why?

Easily Accessible When You Need It.

It is surprising how few people keep the original garage door opener owner’s manual that came with their operator.
May only be Available for a Limited Time.

The older your operator becomes, the more difficult it is to find the correct manual. You may not be able to find one anywhere.
Troubleshooting Guide.

You can solve a number of problems by referring to the owner’s manuals’ troubleshooting guide. You may be able to solve your problems without calling for help.
Illustrated Parts List.

Helps you identify parts when you need replacements.
Programming Instructions.

Your owner’s manual contains programming instructions for your remote, control panel, and keyless or wireless/keyless keypad.
Maintenance Guide.

Manufacturer’s recommended monthly maintenance can extend the life of your garage door opener.
Adjustments

Opening force, closing force: How do you make these adjustments so they do not become a danger to children, pets, and others. The door will not open if opening force is set too low (could be problems with the door itself). If closing force is not set high enough your [more]