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The video shown above is just an example of crushing accident that might occur when you are using faulty garage door. Automatic garage door be a cause a fatal accident.  According to statistics from 1996 to 2005, there are 23 recorded accidents resulting to death of children below 15 years old due to the crushing automatic garage door.

Don’t risk the safety of your family with a faulty garage-door opener.  Make sure that your garage-door opener, especially the automatic one, has an electric eye that causes a closing garage to reverse if an object gets in its path.  To check it that garage-door is perfectly working, place a block of wood under you garage door.  If the garage door will reverse itself as it detects the block of wood, then your garage is 95% safe from crushing.

But if the garage door will fail on this crush test, it is time to replace the garage-door opener with a new, safer one and make sure that it is properly working.  You may also use the services of professional garage door installer and repair for fast and proper installation.

Remember that it is always better to be safe than sorry.  There’s nothing more important than the safety of our family.


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Insulated Garage Door

Insulated Garage Door

Did you know that you can save as much as 30% of your heating and air-conditioning bill with a proper insulation? Thermal insulation is applied to reduce the flow of heat between hot and cold regions. Home-heating and air-conditioning costs can be reduced dramatically by proper installation of thermal insulator. And one of the best places in your home to start installing insulation is your garage door.

Insulating your garage doors doesn’t really require a scientist, all you need to know is some dose common sense and right tools. Here are some valuable tips on how to put garage door insulation.

1. Remove the cars and large objects from the garage to create more space on the garage flooring before insulating a garage door. This is because in a packed condition, insulation in compressed state, therefore there is a big tendency that it will spread out across a large area. You need a large space for the expansion of the insulation material.

2. Take the measurements of the garage door panels so that you can ascertain the quantity of insulation required. You can choose to either polystyrene foam or polyurethane foam sheets as insulator.

3. Cut the material as indicated in the measurement. You can use putty knife to tuck the foam along the panels of the garage door.

4. Cover up the foam with the help of aluminum foil tape. For polystyrene foam, which is stiffer that polyurethane foam. You have to cut them and attached to the door panels with glue. Fix the foam with panel brackets to secure then further.

Note: Keep yourself protected when insulation the garage doors. Insulation, when comes in contact with skin can cause severe itching. Wear proper clothing that covers your entire body, use protective gear such as goggles, masks, gloves and work boots for your safety.

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