A garage is perhaps one of the most important parts of your home. You may not think about it as much as you do about the rest of your home, but a garage can have many different uses. It can be used as a storage area, or a space that can be used for anything from being a kids’ playroom to a guest room and more. So having a garage space with a good, strong, functional door is a must. The security of your garage not only effects just the garage, but the security of your entire house.
Possibly being the biggest opening to your home, and oftentimes connected directly to the rest of the house, securing your garage door should be top priority. If there is a problem with your garage door, fixing it ASAP will ensure that your home remains safe. Let’s look at how keeping your garage door well-maintained, and taking simple steps for security can improve the security of your entire home.
Check your garage door before leaving home- When you regularly close your garage door with your remote opener before driving away, make sure it closes all the way and stays closed. Sometimes if there is any debris, or if something goes wrong with your garage door, the door can open immediately after closing. For any required repairs, call a reputable garage door repair company to fix the problem. If you live in Florida, in Davie, garage door repair services can be done by Garage Door Pros. We have been a leading garage door repair company in Florida since 2012. We provide efficient, timely, and reasonably priced expert repair and installation services in many places in Florida.
Keep up with regular maintenance- Having your garage door regularly serviced by an experienced professional will help to catch and fix problems before they lead to bigger issues, or before an improperly functioning garage door becomes the cause of burglary for you. In Davie garage door repair and maintenance can be done by Garage Door Pros. Just check out our website or call us at 888.458.9699 to find out how we can provide garage door maintenance services for you. Our maintenance service can not only save you a lot of hassle, but also money with preventative measures to keep your garage door functioning at its best. Problem with any of the parts or rusting or damage to the door can be rectified right away.
Invest in a sturdy garage door- Getting a garage door made of a sturdy material such as solid wood, fiberglass, or metal is worth the investment to protect the belongings in your garage and in your home. In Florida, you can call Garage Door Pros for all garage door installation needs you may have. A solid door is a deterrent for burglars and improves the overall security of your home.
Unplug the garage door opener- If you are on vacation or you plan to be away from home for an extended period of time, you may want to unplug the garage door opener so it cannot be activated. Putting a bolt through one of the garage door track holes will also make it difficult for anyone to break in by operating your garage door.
Cover the windows- If you have windows in your garage, you might want to use shades or blinds, or a translucent film on the glass to keep prying eyes away. If needed, you may also think about installing window bars for extra security.
Set a timer- I have seen garage doors being left open for hours through the day or even at night in many houses in my neighborhood. Such practice is an invitation to a burglar looking to steal items without even taking the trouble of breaking in through your garage door. If you have a habit of leaving your garage door open or you forget to close it often, you may want to think about setting up a timer that will close your garage door after a predetermined amount of time.
Other than the things listed above, you can also make your home more secure by not leaving your garage door remote in your car, especially if it is parked outside. You can buy a keychain remote opener that you can leave with your keys, rather than clipping on the visor. Make sure that the entrance from your garage to your home is also secure. If you have a door between your garage and house, make sure you have a wide-angle peephole so you do not have to open the door to look into the garage in case you hear a strange noise. Another good idea is to install motion detector lights around the garage to deter intruders.