Denny's Door Company

Denny's Door Company's Safety Check:

For Garage Door Systems.

  • The do's and don'ts.
  • A garage door is the largest moving object in most homes. The door system must be properly adjusted and maintained in order to function safely.

Safety Check:

  • Visual Inspection: Look at the garage door springs, cables, rollers, pulleys and other door hardware for signs of wear. If you suspect problems, have a qualified person make repairs.
  • Avoid a Moving Door and Keep Hands and Fingers Clear: Do not stand, walk or run under a moving door. Hands and fingers must be kept clear from section joints, hinges, track, springs and other door parts.
  • Do Not Let Children Play With Transmitter or Remote Controls: Garage door operators are not toys. Keep them out of the reach of children. Push button wall controls must be mounted high enough to be out of reach of children.
  • Only Operate the Door If You Can See It: Keep the door in sight until it closes completely.
  • Test the Reversing Mechanism Monthly: If an object obstructs the door as it is closing, the door should reverse. Make sure the garage door operator is equipped with such a reversing feature. If the door does not reverse, have  the door system repaired or replaced by a person qualified to make repairs.
  • Test the Door Balance Monthly: With the door in the closed position and the operator disconnected, lift the door. It should lift smoothly and with little resistance and should remain open. If the door is out of balance, have it adjusted by a person qualified to make the adjustments.
  • Test the Force Setting Monthly: Lay a 2x4 on the floor and run down the door. It should reverse and return back to the open position.


Springs, Cables and other hardware are attached to the springs and they are under extreme tension. Only qualified persons should adjust them.

Thanks, Denny's Door Company

Denny's Door Chamber Member 2010
Mon-Thurs: 8:00 to 6:00
Friday:       8:00 to 5:00 
Saturday:  9:00 to 12:00