Legal Problems with Garage Door Opener

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Automatic garage door openers are such a benefit that they are almost standard in nearly all garages these days. There was a time, you might get rain soaked while getting out of your vehicle to unlock the garage door. This modern convenience has eliminated this problem.
But along with the convenience, here are a number of concerns to be conscious of  in relation to your safety and well being. If your home has elderly folks or little children, some older garage door openers can create a hazard. If your residence is child free, you still need to concern yourself with any neighbor children that you may possibly be held liable for if an mishap were to happen.

Modern overhead roll up garage doors include pinch resistant or anti pinch panels. Without this quality little fingers may possibly become injured if jammed in the opening between panels while the door is closing.

Garage doors and openers for the home are required to be compliant with Underwriters Laboratories spec 325, and have been since 1993. The UL325 spells out rules for a few other mechanisms such as gates with automatic self closing equipment – however those are not required to meet UL325 like garage door openers are.

If you are thinking of selling your house, and it has an older garage door or opener, it might not meet UL325 specifications, and may show up on the house inspection report. Given the minimal expense of door openers, it would be a good plan to swap out an older garage door opener prior to getting in toutch with an agent. This may be one less obstacle toward closing your house sale when the time arrives.

A number of of the central UL325 specs are understandable and ought to be a important indicator of a garage door openers compliance to the spec. An electronic eye at the base of the door will automatically cause the opener to revers during the close sequence if an object or individual breaks the beam. A fragile person possibly will be struck by a closing door without this option

In some circumstances, an object can obstruct a door from closing even without interrupting the electronic beam. UL325 compliant door openers will automatically reverse if they sense too much load on the closing apparatus, indicating a blockage. This prevents the door from crushing down on top of an obstruction until something breaks.

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In the end, safety and security of a garage door are essential concerns, not to mention potential real estate transaction liability. It might make sense to change the opener and not have to be concerned about the legal responsibility.

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