Garage Doors, Replacement Windows, Storm Windows, Patio Doors, and Entry Doors all have several things in common - they are a large part of the beauty of your home, but they are also the most common places for safety hazards to quickly become a problem too!
Kickproof your doors. Many burglars often kick in entry doors to break-in quickly. However, unless your entry door is hollow, the entry door is not what's allowing burglars easy entry. You can strengthen any exterior door by installing a deadbolt lock and a reinforced metal box strike to the entry door.
Children should not be allowed access to the remote controls or push button wall controls for garage door opener systems.
Never stand or walk under a moving garage door - entering or exiting the garage by racing under a moving garage door can be trouble waiting to happen.
Keep fingers and hands away from door sections or garage door panels in garages, hinges in entry doors or window sills as they are being closed.
Never attempt to repair a garage door’s springs or cables; they are under extreme tension and can cause severe injury or even death if you are not a professional with training.
Keep your windows closed and locked when children are around. When opening windows for ventilation purposes, open windows that a child cannot reach, or in the case of a double-hung window, open the top sash only.