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Broken Gate Overhead Door Safety

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Broken Gate Overhead Door Safety

Using a broken gate is not safe and can be dangerous. For your safety, avoid using a broken gate.

  • Whether it is a rolling gate or a sliding gate, safety first!.
  • Make sure your gate is working properly, if not, stop using it.
  • If there is a broken gate part, stop using the gate.
  • Using a broken gate can lead to a bigger damage.
  • Do not neglect the need for gate maintenance.
  • Remember, Safety is above all!

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Broken Gate Safety

Overhead Doors & Gates Safety

A broken overhead door, and it doesn’t matter if it is a roll up gate in Manhattan New York, or a broken garage door in Staten Island, can be dangerous, and if treated by someone who isn’t qualified for the job, can end with sad results and even death.
We are used to the fact that our overhead door operate in a safe way whenever we need the door to, but we are forgetting one important thing: Our overhead door, or our roll up gate can weigh hundreds of pounds, which makes them dangerous in case something goes wrong. If the overhead door, or the roll up gate is broken, they should not be used.
It may seem to you that the problem is simple, and you may even think that if you will force the gate to open or close, the problem may disappear. But you are probably wrong, and you can make the damage bigger, and you will put yourself at risk. Not only that using a broken gate can be dangerous, but using a broken gate will probably lead to a bigger damage, which will cost you more time and money that it would if you contact a gate repair company on time.
Please be aware, you gate may seem easy to operate, and it is opening and closing whenever you need it to, but there is one thing you shouldn’t forget, your gate is heavy, and as such it can be dangerous. No matter if it is a rolling gate in Manhattan, or a garage door Brooklyn, avoid using a broken gate, and contact a gate repairman to come, fix the gate and make sure it is safe for use again.


Motorized Gate

A motorized gate can make it easier for us to use our gate. Whether it is a roll up gate or sliding gate, a problem with the gate should not be ignored, and should be solved by a trained gate repairman. During many years in the gate repair field, we have seen broken gates from all kinds and sizes, and we have successfully repaired and maintain rolling gates around New York, and if there is one thing we can tell all our customers, is to never ignore a problem, and never expect the problem to be solved by itself. If you will ignore the problem now, and continue to use the gate, one day when you will try to open the gate in the morning, or closing it by the end of the day, you will find that the gate is stuck, and cannot be used, and now you need an emergency gate repair, which you could avoid if you fixed the gate when you just discovered the problem.

Iron Gate Safety

A gate which was properly maintained, and that was inspected by a trained gate technician, can serve you with no problems for many years. If you own an iron gate in Brooklyn, Queens, NYC, or any other place in New York, and you are looking for someone that repair and maintain iron gates, we can help. We offer same day steel Gate repair service in New York, including rolling gates, sliding gates, roll up gates, push up gates and much more. All you need to do is to contact us, and get your gate repaired today. Need a fence repair in Brooklyn? No problem. We offer same day welding service in New York, so you know that no matter what the problem is, if it is an iron gate, we can fix it!

Gate Maintenance

The key to a perfectly working gate, which will continue to work whenever we are going to need it, is maintenance. We know that for many people, investing money in maintenance seem like a waste, but actually, if you look at it from a different point of view, gate maintenance is more like investment. When you maintain your gate, you are gaining 2 things: The first, you are extending the life of your gate, by maintain the parts, and second, you are making sure that if there is a problem, it will be discovered now, when you are ready for it, and not at the worst timing, when least expected. If your gate is stack, broken, out of track, hit by a car, or if you think that it is time to maintain the gate, contact us, and get your gate back on track and working again.


Garage Door Safety

If you think about it, your overhead garage door is probably the largest moving object in your home, and as such, it can be dangerous when it is being used in a wrong way. We are used to the fact that our overhead door open and close whenever we need it to, and which work in a perfect way, as every garage door in New York should, and with the proper maintenance, there is no reason why it shouldn’t. But, and this is the important part about the garage door safety, if there is something wrong with the way your garage door is working, or if your garage door is making strange noises, or if the garage door is not working in the smooth way it used to work, you better contact overhead door company in New York, to come and inspect the door. Many times, the repair is basic, such a broken sensor, or a garage door which need to be lubricated, but not once, the problem is much more serious such as a broken spring or a snapped cable, and the require a bigger repair, but more important – can be dangerous, and we would like to explain.
The way to deal with a broken overhead door is simple: STOP USING IT! As tempting as it may seem, just to push the door up or sown, or to try and press the key switch repeatedly to make the door work is dangerous, and not once overhead doors crushed and broke.
If you want to learn about how dangerous overhead doors can be, you can check one of the following 2 links. One of them describe a case study of overhead door installer who died trying to install a new garage door, and the second is about a boy who got hurt by a rolling gate.

opener safety
Those are only 2 examples, but when you repair overhead doors in New York, you see many cases when it was just a miracle that the situation did not end with injuries. If we will take the overhead doors for example, you should know that the only thing which connect the door to the tracks are the rollers. Yes, just the rollers, and when the rollers break, or if the garage door off tracks, it can end with damage in the better case, and with injuries in the worst.

Safety Cables

If your garage door is equipped with extension spring system, it should also include safety cables. If you are not sure if there are such cables installed in your springs, go to your garage door and look at the springs. If you do have safety cables installed, you should see a steel cable which is threaded from one side of the spring, and coming out from the other side. The safety cables are not essential for the garage door to work properly, but they are essential for a safe use of the garage door. The safety cables are installed in case one of the springs will break, and they will protect the door, the people or any other object in your garage from getting hurt by the broken spring.
The safety cables are easy to install, and are not expensive, but they can save a lot of money and prevent from injuries in case the spring will snap one day. Few dollars can make the difference between a broken windshield or even injury, and just the need to replace the broken garage door spring, which did not make any damage thanks to the safety cables.
Every garage door which operate with extension spring system must include safety cables. It can be a single car garage door in Queens New York, or a commercial garage door in Staten Island. The safety cables will make sure that your garage will be protected in case a spring will snap.


Safety Sensors

If you own an automated garage door (Operated by an electric garage opener), you should check and make sure that the opener also include a safety feature such as the safety sensors. The garage safety sensors are there for protection, in case a person, your pet, or even your car, will be placed at the door’s path while it is automatically closing. The safety sensors are not an option. It is a requirement by a federal law, which demand that every overhead garage door to include a safety feature. If your garage opener is very old, it is possible that it was installed before the requirement for safety sensors law was created and required, and it also possible that there is no way to install safety sensors and synchronize them to your current opener. In that case, we recommend you to replace the unit and install a new one, which will include safety sensors. I
It is both for your protection, and required by law. Matalonco Garage Doors will not service an automated garage which isn’t equipped with safety sensors. We sometime receive calls for service from people who use an electric opener, but that doesn’t have safety sensors installed, or that their safety sensors are installed in a wrong way, which doesn’t allow them to do their job and prevent the door from closing when something is blocking it. In that case we will have to reinstall the sensors in the right way before we will repair the garage. Safety is something we will always follow, and instruct our technicians to follow the safety guidelines, which may seem unimportant at some time, but that one case when they protect from injury, or even save life is enough that we will follow them.
If you own an automated overhead door, and the door doesn’t include safety sensors, or the safety sensors installed the wrong way, please call a garage door company to repair it for you. You may own garage door in Hoboken NJ, or a garage door in Scarsdale, every automated garage door need to include safety sensors!


Safety comes first

No broken garage door or roll up gate worth breaking a safety rule, and put yourself or your family at risk. And if you own a commercial space, and using a commercial rolling gate or commercial overhead door, keep in mind that you put other people in risk.
Fixing broken garage doors is what we do. We carry parts to repair ant broken rolling gate or garage door, and we compete 90% of the repairs on the spot. So you do not need to worry or to wonder when someone will come and fix the door for you. Matalonco Garage Doors will do it today!

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