We know…there are so many different monthly celebrations. National Pizza Month. National Baby Month. National this, National that. Well, this is actually a super important one. National Garage Safety Month is a time that we inform residential and commercial garage door owners the dangers you should be aware of while owning and operating your door. Take a look at these stats from a few years ago regarding garage door injuries from our helpful friends at Garage Door Child Safety:
|1. Pinch/Crush Section Joints||7557||Fingers caught between section joints, includes amputations, avulsions, etc.|
|2. Falling Doors||2102||Door fell for whatever reason|
|3. DIY||1610||Person working on a door|
|4. Sharp Edges||805||Lacerations from door hardware or tracks|
|5. Glass||313||Lacerations from garage door window glass|
|6. Spring||313||Spring injuries|
|7. Broken Door||224||Miscellaneous injuries due to doors needing repairs|
|8. Other Entrapment||179||Half of these were fingers caught between rollers and tracks|
|9. Race To Beat The Door||134||People trying to get through the opening before the door closed|
|10. Riding Door||89||Children riding the door|
But, come on. We’re not that much of a ‘Negative Nancy’. We will also give you some helpful pointers to make your ownership of a garage-door as uneventful as it should be.
From us at Garage Headquarters, we hope you have a very safe rest of the month with your garage door. If you ever are questioning the safety of your current door, give us a call at (877) 624-2724 and have our expert associates and technicians install your high quality door for your business or home!