Garage Door Preservation and Safety Tips09/17/2016 Back To Blog
You can say that your garage's overhead door is a barricade that protects you, your family and your car from everything dangerous outside. Since it is a barricade of sorts, what you need to remember is that it can keep things out the same way that it can keep things in. That's why you have a garage opener remote that you use every single time you drive for work in the morning or when you come home at night. Even with all the control at your fingertips, there are still some instances when things will go wrong and you back or drive into your precious door.
Caused by Human Error
The main reason why you may have to contact a garage door company to repair your damaged door is probably yourself. This is especially true if the cause of the damage is vehicular in nature – meaning, you were behind the wheel of your car. Driving, for the most part, even when it's just driving out of or into the garage, requires that you be present in the here and now. You need all your wits and mental focus with you every time you drive your car. So, everything that may cause you to be mentally impaired is a very likely cause for damages.
Alcohol is great during parties, but when there's more alcohol in your blood than there is blood, then you'll probably forget to use your garage door clicker before you pull in resulting in damaged panels, rollers and springs. The same scenario will play out if you're mentally preoccupied, like say, when you're distraught about a personal loss or if you're experiencing some financial trouble with your business or work. When you're playing out the worst case scenario of your life in your head as you drive, you're lucky that you got home at all and all you'll probably need is torsion springs replacement or a new door panel installation. Remember to always keep safety first in your mind when you get behind the wheel.