The International Door Association (IDA) named June as “Garage Safety Month” to remind homeowners and their families about garage door safety and maintenance. All new garage door openers include photoelectric eyes to stop and reverse a closing door if an object passes in front of them. To test your garage door:
- Check the sides of the garage door to find photo eyes, which should be mounted no higher than 6 inches off the floor.
- Block the photo eye with an object over 6 inches tall, and press the garage door opener’s close button. The door should not close.
- Finally, lay an object that is at least 1.5 inches higher on the ground in the door’s path, and press the close button. The door should “reverse off” this object.
February 14, 2014 Posted in: UncategorizedSeveral times in the past month, thousands of Seattle homes have been without power due to high winds. If you find yourself without power, your automatic garage door will not open on its own. You may not want to go out…but you certainly do not want to be locked in. Here’s how to open your garage door manually: NOTE for Step 1: Disconnect the garage door opener when the garage door is in the closed position, not when it’s open. 1. Pull the emergency cord to disconnect the door from the garage door opener. The cord usually has a red handle and will hang down from the center rail of the garage ... Read more