If you have a garage door, there’s a chance you take it for granted. Sure, it lets you in to your home and gives you a place to store your car, but a well-maintained garage door can play a significant role in the privacy and protection of your home.
The garage door is the largest entrance to your home. Often, homeowners don’t realize how important a working garage door is to your home security. Think of the value of your garage door as the same value you would place on everything in your garage, as well as everything in your home, including your family. If your garage door doesn’t shut properly, you’re enticing burglars to enter and giving them direct access to your home. Even if you don’t store anything of value in your garage, most garage lights don’t stay on at night. This means burglars are given a dark place to potentially pick the door lock and enter your home in the middle of the night.
So, how do you deter criminals from trying to gain access to your home? First, if you don’t have an automatic garage door, it would be smart to invest in one. They are safer than manual doors, more convenient, and lock automatically. If you have an automatic garage door, but it sticks, or won’t shut all the way, check out the mechanics and make sure everything is working properly. If it looks more complex than a standard DIY job, call in a professional to ensure your door does its job.
It may cost money to fix or upgrade your current garage door, but the peace of mind knowing there’s a barrier between thieves and your possessions, and family members, is priceless. Staying on top of your garage door maintenance (see this article for tips on upkeep) will help keep repair costs to a minimum.
To find out more about automatic garage door openers or to see the latest styles, stop by a Fireside Home Solutions showroom. Or call 1.866.890.4473 and schedule your free in-home consultation today!