Emmeline Garage Doors July 23rd, 2018 - 00:57:36
I have been involved in numerous garage door lawsuits where many different reasons for an injury have occurred. Having been retained as expert witness for both plaintiff and defense several common factors have been observed. In many cases unqualified individuals have attempted to repair or install garage doors. They have lacked the knowledge skills or even the basic required tools to perform the work safely and properly. I have been hired as an expert by garage door manufacturers and installers to defend claims that they are not responsible for alleged product defects. In most cases the components that failed failed as a result of abuse or improper installation on the part of the end user. As stated above the installation of many garage doors is not appropriate for an untrained person.
In the past the biggest concern with operating an overhead garage door was the potential risks associated with the springs used for balancing the door weight. Pre mid 1960s garage door installations typically relied upon a pair of stretched (tensioned) springs to assist the operation of the garage door pivoting hinges. These springs became loaded (tensioned) as the door was moved into the closed position. Unloading (releasing) of the stored spring energy occurred as the door was opened to the horizontal overhead position. One of the most dangerous aspects of these spring systems was that after a period of time often without any maintenance or inspection the points of attachment of these springs would rust or become weak.
The Linear Corporate is a major producer of security systems like garage door and garage door openers. Linear produces garage door openers accessories like the Linear Act 21 key chain transmitter Linear DR3A Linear Moore-O-Matic gate or garage opener receiver Linear DT2A gate or garage door opener replacement transmitter Linear DTC Moore-O-Matic Delta 3 Remote (same as DTD or DT) gate or garage door opener replacement transmitter Linear DTKP wireless keypad Linear MDR Megacode System single channel receiver Linear MDT-1 and MDT-2 Megacode gate or garage door openers Linear MDTK wireless keypad model Linear MT-1B channel visor block coded transmitter Linear MT-2B channel visor block coded transmitter etc.
When you shop around for a new garage gate each manufacturer will vouch that their product is the best. Dont be tempted by catchy advertisements or unrealistic promises. Always keep in mind that your new garage gate should last for at least 10-20 years depending upon the usage rate and maintenance frequency. Steel garage gates are most common. Lower costs ease of maintenance and a variety of available designs make steel garage doors the obvious choice. In general no painting is required though you can have a garage gate painted if you wish. You can also get a variety of designs such as raised panels flush panels and so forth. As most garages share an interior wall of a home insulation inside the garage door can help in cutting down your heating/cooling expenses.