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Garage Door Security Guidelines


We are all concerned about our home’s security to some extent, whether it’s because of the neighborhood we live in, how rural or urban our address is, or just our general personal preferences. And when we think about home security, we often think of things like making sure our doors and windows lock properly, maybe adding cameras to our home’s entries, or installing an alarm system if any of those locked windows and doors are compromised by an intruder. Many of us don’t consider our garage doors as part of that risk, but often garage doors are a weak spot that an intruder can easily take advantage of to get into your home. Here are some things you can do to shore up your security:

  • Keep your emergency release locked at all times (except in case of emergency, of course!).
  • When on vacation, unplug the automatic door opener.
  • Be careful where you keep your door remote- don’t leave it in your car.
  • Don’t leave your garage door open.
  • Lock the interior door that leads from your garage to inside your house.
  • Routinely check your garage door for problems that require repair.

When to Repair and When to Replace Your Garage Door

Many common garage door problems are easy to repair. An off-track door can be reset, springs can be tightened or replaced, and noisy rollers can be upgraded as well. If your garage door is more than 20 years old, it might be smarter to install a new garage door instead of continuing to replace parts bit by bit. If your door is older than 1993, it’s definitely time for a new installation, as doors produced since then include the safety sensor feature. Finally, even if you don’t need garage door repair, you might want your home to be a star of Sacramento streets, and installing a new door can instantly add curb appeal and style.