The garage door is probably the largest entry way into your home. A great garage door provides appeal and style but only if down. It’s hard to see the garage door when in the up position. We recommend you keep it down most of the time.
When you forget to close your door or leave it up because it’s broken or more convenient, you invite passers by to take a mental inventory of your belongings.
I have personally seen garages so clean that even the floors are painted. Walls are void of stacked boxes, shelving full of tools, and belongings. This is not the norm. Your garage can become a storage area for items not normally located inside your home.
I’m all for it. Your lawn mower is better stored in the garage, not the living room. Keeping your home secure is one of the main functions of the garage door. If you have an electric garage door opener, your door is secure when closed.
We recommend one little adjustment to your opener. You should have a disconnect cord hanging down. That way, you can operate the door manually if needed. Cut that cord to make it as short as possible while still allowing you to reach it standing on the floor.
In some cases, the length of that cord could be reached from the outside. This is something that received national news. We’ve yet to hear from one of our customers that it happened to them. It’s still a good idea.
We Can Help!
If you have no lock and want to add one, a quick phone call is all it takes. We can determine your needs to recommend a style of lock that works for your situation.
Additionally, for those with a garage door opener, we can add another level of convenience. By installing an outside wireless keypad, you can gain access to the door and close it from the outside. This can be especially helpful if your neighbor or relative needs access to your garage without house keys.
If you’re a smartphone user and want state-of-the art access control, we can handle that! With specific hardware, you can control your garage door with your phone. See when it goes up and down. See how long it has been open or closed. If someone needs to get in and you’re not home, you can open it remotely.
Keep your garage door closed. Show off that awesome door while keeping your belongings safe and secure. Showcase your home, not its contents.
Your Overhead Door™ Team