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Make Sure Your Garage Door is KID SAFE

Is your garage door system “kid safe?” That all depends on what you know about garage doors, the condition of your current door system, and what you’ve taught your kids about Garage Door Safety.

Take the Garage Door Safety quiz, offered by the International Door Association (IDA). Knowing the answers to these five questions can help you and your family today, and in the future.

1. How much does the average garage door weigh?

A. 50 lbs.
B. 75 lbs.
C. 100 lbs.
D. 125 lbs. and up

2. Which of the following is NOT OK for kids to play with?

A. Visor-mounted opener remote
B. Wall mounted garage door opener button
C. Key fob garage door opener remote
D. Vehicle’s factory-installed garage door opener remote
E. All of the above

3. Should a child – or anyone – touch a moving garage door and its related components with their fingers and hands?

A. Yes
B. No

4. Does your automatic garage door system reverse itself when closing if a person, child or pet walks or runs underneath the door?

A. Yes
B. No

5. Anyone can install or repair a garage door.

A. True
B. False