Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Importance of Garage Door Safety

Garage doors can be extremely dangerous, especially if you have children. Your garage is a huge access point into your home and is used every day. Whether it’s for storage, a playroom for the kids or a workshop, it’s important to make sure that you and your family is aware of certain safety measures you should take if you have a garage.

Organization/Storage Safety: Most of the time, garages are used for storage; whether it be a car, tools or just holiday decorations. It’s a great place for storage because it’s out of the way and isn’t a main entertainment area of a home. However, the placement of certain items can cause huge dangers to your home. Any flammable items should be placed out of reach from children and inside a locked cabinet or box. Any tools like hammers or power tools should also be placed higher up and in a locked area. Not only can children find their way to these items, but items that are not secured can fall from a cabinet. Installing cabinets on the sides of your garage is a very popular way to store items and helps with the safety of the garage and keeps everything out of the way.

Garage Door Safety: The biggest cause of accidents in garages is the door not working properly. Whether it won’t open, or closes when it shouldn’t, a lot of accidents can happen if your garage door is not maintained properly. One way to make sure that your garage door will not close when it’s not supposed to is to place something underneath the door to make sure it reverses when it senses the object. If your garage door isn’t functioning the way it should, give us a call - we can inspect the garage door and figure out what repairs need to be made to get it back in working order!

Child Safety: The first step to making sure that your garage is a safe place for your children to play or be around is to lock it from your home. Make sure that the door to your garage has a lock that only you are able to unlock. This will keep them from going into the garage unsupervised. Next is to make sure that they are not able to reach the button or remote that can open or close the garage door. This will also ensure that they won’t be able to use the garage without adult supervision.

Garages are great additions to our homes, but it’s important to make sure they are also safe additions. Give us a call if you have any other questions about your garage and garage door - we’d be happy to help!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Michigan Overhead Doors: Your Garage Door Contractor

Whether your first garage is being built, you've had a garage door break, or it's simply just time for a new garage door, a garage door contractor is someone that you need to look into hiring. That’s why we’d like to tell you a little bit about our business.

Fast Service and Free Estimates 

We offer fast service to all of our customers. We pride ourselves in getting the job done quickly and correctly. We also offer free estimates to all of our customers. We will gladly let you know the price you'll have to pay to get the job done without charging you for us to do so.

Exceptional Credentials 

Our business also has wonderful credentials that let our customers know that we are just the business to get the job done. Our credentials include the following: the International Door Association, IDEA accreditation, and Associated Builders and Contractors. This business is also one that is licensed, bonded, and insured for your peace of mind.

Professional Technicians 

Our business prides itself in hiring professional technicians. Our technicians are licensed, bonded, and insured. Our technicians also travel with many of the products that you might need for the job they're going to do in their vehicles. This is beneficial not only for you but for our technicians as well because this ensures they will not have to make an extra trip to pick up a part that they might need.

These are just a few of the reasons that Michigan Overhead Doors is such a great business. To learn more about us, do not hesitate to contact us or visit our website today.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Garage Door Repair in Michigan

Most people today like to use their garage door as the main entrance into their home. It's become so popular that openers are now getting boosted horsepower in order to compensate for the extra usage. You almost can't find a home these days without a garage attached, and, as expected, those garages are going to have a door, otherwise it's kind of pointless, right? Garage doors have become such a key element to a home that a failing door becomes one of the most dreaded things one could face during their time. Nobody wants to get home and find out they're locked out; it's one of the most helpless feelings you can encounter regarding your home.

If you find yourself in this situation due to a broken garage door, you're going to need to reach out to a specialist pretty quickly to get the problem corrected. Many times it could be something minimal, but there are times when it could be something as big as a broken torsion spring.

This is when you need to call Overhead Garage Door Company of Lansing - we'll get your door back in motion in no time flat. No matter how big or small the repair, we are ready to take on your job and leave you relieved and with a smile on your face. Contact us today to set up your appointment. We’ll take care of your repairs and tune-ups. Whatever you need, customer service is our specialty!