Your garage door is an essential part of your home. Besides keeping your residence safe from intruders, an attractive and properly working garage door can also improve your home’s curb appeal, help with energy savings, and increase the home’s value.
Garage Doors and Home Safety
A garage door is the largest entry into your house, so you want to be sure it is safe against intruders making an unwanted entry. You also want it to be safe to use for people living in your home.
Many home invaders gain access to a house through the garage door, but you can prevent this by taking the proper preventative action.
Thieves sometimes cruise around neighborhoods with a garages door openers, looking for a door that opens using the same electronic codes. Often, they target homes that look unoccupied and where the residents appear to be away on vacation.
When you go away for an extended time, unplugging the garage door opener or installing a vacation lock keeps thieves out. Another option is installing a garage door opener with a rolling code technology.
Rolling codes garage door openers automatically change the electronic code needed to open the door each time the opener is used. Doing this makes it next to impossible for someone to open the door using another opener.
A poorly operating garage door can also be a significant safety hazard for people who use it. Two of the most important safety features are the electronic eyes that prevent the door from closing onto a person or pet and an emergency release mechanism for opening the door in the event of a power failure.
Your garage door specialist can efficiently and economically install a rolling code garage door opener, vacation lock, and sensors to prevent an accident and to keep thieves from entering your home through the garage.