3 Vital Safety Features of Your Automatic Garage Door System

Your garage is designed to provide basic shelter for your personal belongings, vehicles, exercise equipment; you name it. Most garage doors have some automatic lifting system for the sake of convenience and are for the most part safe for users. These built-in garage door safety features come in a few different forms, mechanical, computerized and infrared. The following is a quick rundown of each that any homeowner should familiarize themselves.

Auto-Reverse Function:

Since all of the previous features rely on a perfectly functioning garage door opener that’s properly powered, what happens if a bad storm or accident knocks the power out? If you ever find yourself stuck in your garage, you’ll want to look for a red handle attached to the door, usually by the opener but location varies by model. Thatis the manual release handle that bypasses your opener’s motor so that you can roll your garage up and out of the way.

All these features are mainstays of modern automatic garage door openers for the sake of keeping you and yours safe in case of an accidental run-in with your home’s largest moving appliance. Please remember when testing any of these features to use inanimate objects, and not a living being, yourself, child, pet or otherwise. You don’t want to have an accidental trip to the emergency room simply for performing routine maintenance on your home.

Ran K. is an experienced handyman who’s been working for Elite Garage Door Of Lynnwood for ten years. When he’s not fixing garage doors, he likes to share his repairment ideas and knowledge with others.