#Giveaway Garage Door Safety Month + $25 Visa Gift Card

This post is sponsored and written by me on behalf of Garage Door Care through a campaign managed by their PR. All opinions are my own.

The month of June is here and in full swing and with that we not only celebrate dad and the start of summer but also Garage Door Safety Month. For me I find that it is a great reminder to ensure that we take care of the maintenance needed in order to insure that our garage doors are working properly, and that they are also working safely for the sake of everyone in our homes. And recently I was given some great tips, information and a video to share from Garage Door Care to help not only with keeping my garage door working effectively and safely at my home, but also for my readers to do so as well.

See with the resources from Garage Door Care, I get the information I might need in order to ensure that my garage door is working properly. This is very important because the garage door can be the heaviest moving object in the home, and when not working properly, can also be the most dangerous as well. Which when a garage door falls can cause serious injury or even death, and with the video above that can also be found at Garage Door Care, I can get the information I might need about the mechanisms like the tracks, rollers, and hinges that myself and my children should stay clear of to help avoid injury.

At Garage Door Care, I can also get the reminder to keep up with the maintenance such as lubrication when I sign up for those twice a year reminders. Then when I need to find a specialist who can service my garage door to help prevent any issues, I can find a local garage door service professional on the Garage Door Care site as well. Allowing me and my family to not only learn about garage door safety, but also get the resources we need to ensure that our garage door functions properly, and making the Garage Door Care site a resource that I find a necessity for anyone who has a garage door! So as we celebrate summer and the month of June, be sure to add Garage Door Safety Month in the mix and head to Garage Door Care, also be sure to enter to win a $25 Visa Gift Card in the giveaway below.

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161 Comments

  1. Maryann D.
    June 13, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    I learned from the video that homeowners can perform simple chores like lubrication of the hinges on the garage door.twinkle at optonline dot net

  2. Wanda McHenry
    June 13, 2017 / 11:02 pm

    I learned that you should do a semi-annual lubrication. Apply a small amount of spray lubricant to the door’s hinges, rollers and tracks.

  3. Anonymous
    June 13, 2017 / 11:03 pm

    I learned that you need to do monthly checks on your garage. It is something that I need to do. Patricia

  4. Mami2jcn
    June 14, 2017 / 12:09 am

    I learned you should hire a professional to do maintenance.

  5. Julie Wood
    June 14, 2017 / 1:41 am

    I learned that you need to hire a professional in my city to help keep my door maintained!

  6. HS
    June 14, 2017 / 2:03 am

    I learned that when opening or closing the garage door, always keep the door in view until the door is fully opened or fully closed. Make certain that no adults, children or animals try to enter or exit while the door is closing.

  7. slehan
    June 14, 2017 / 2:19 am

    Don't try to do maintenance on your garage door by yourself.Thanks for the contest.slehan at juno dot com

  8. Shelly Peterson
    June 14, 2017 / 3:36 am

    I learned to leave major repairs to the professionals.

  9. DEBIJOT
    June 14, 2017 / 9:59 am

    The garage door can be the heaviest moving object in the home.

  10. Janet W.
    June 14, 2017 / 10:19 am

    I learned that your garage door is the largest heaviest moving object in your entire home.

  11. Betsy Smith
    June 14, 2017 / 10:33 am

    i learned you should hire someone

  12. Lisa Brown
    June 14, 2017 / 10:35 am

    I learned: the garage door is the heaviest moving object in a home.

  13. Gina Marie
    June 14, 2017 / 11:31 am

    I learned that people can perform simple routine maint. on their garage doors – such as spring repair/replacement, track and roller repair/replacement and door installation. Thanks for the chance to win!wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  14. Kris
    June 14, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    I learned that while there are some garage door system maintenance chores that you yourself can – and should – perform on a regular basis, there are other tasks (including garage door installation and garage door spring replacement) that are best left to the pros.

  15. ellie
    June 14, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    I learned that we should to doing semi-annual lubrication of hinges, rollers and springs.

  16. Robin Abrams
    June 14, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    I learned that there are some garage door system maintenance chores that you yourself and should perform on a regular basis, there are other tasks (including garage door installation and garage door spring replacement) that are best left to the pros.

  17. tat2gurlzrock
    June 14, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    I learned if someone has backed into the garage door it’s a good idea to have the door inspected and/or repaired by a trained service technician.

  18. benz1171
    June 14, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    I learned you should hire a professional.

  19. sparkedcat
    June 14, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    I learned that annual maintenance by a trained service technician is recommended.

  20. kellyr78
    June 14, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    I learned that you should teach children garage door safety.

  21. steve weber
    June 14, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    Don't try to do maintenance on your garage door by yourself.

  22. Kristen
    June 14, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    I learned that you're supposed to keep the door lubricated.

  23. imbigwillie
    June 14, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    I learned that I should lube semi annually.

  24. Nafeeza Chung
    June 14, 2017 / 11:11 pm

    I learnt that you should hire a qualified professional to do maintenance

  25. Nafeeza Chung
    June 14, 2017 / 11:13 pm

    I learnt that you should hire a qualified professional to do maintenance

  26. Rachel Griesmer
    June 15, 2017 / 1:43 am

    I learned that I should have annual maintenance.

  27. Chrissy
    June 15, 2017 / 2:16 am

    I learned that you should lubricate your rollers and hinges regularly. We definitely haven't been doing that so good to know!

  28. Nicole Martin
    June 15, 2017 / 2:22 am

    I learned that you are supposed to check the system annually.

  29. emchelly77
    June 15, 2017 / 2:24 am

    Teach kids that garage doors are not playthings. They can be dangerous and can kill you!

  30. JLin Mei
    June 15, 2017 / 2:45 am

    The garage door is typically the largest moving object in your home. Properly maintained and operated, a garage door and its operating system allow you, your family and your vehicles convenient access to and from your home. They also provide security and protect against the elements. Newer, insulated garage doors even help save energy.

  31. Julie Lundstrom
    June 15, 2017 / 3:34 am

    I learned to have a professional fix the garage door.

  32. Barbara Montag
    June 15, 2017 / 4:19 am

    Something I learned & liked – if you have children, you should also take some time to teach them that the garage door and its operating system are not playthings.thank you

  33. Dan Dykstra
    June 15, 2017 / 11:35 am

    I learned that when it comes to adjusting the torsion springs, it is best to hire a professional rather than trying to do it yourself.

  34. Elizabeth Miller
    June 15, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    I learned that monthly you should check the photo eye, the reverse mechanism, and do a force setting.

  35. Sarah Hayes
    June 15, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    Big repairs should be left to the professionals

  36. Heather G
    June 15, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    I learned to always hire a pro to do the major repairs on the garage door.heather hgtempaddy@Hotmail.com

  37. Jeremy
    June 16, 2017 / 1:28 am

    Learned that you need to do monthly check ups on your garage door.

  38. arress
    June 16, 2017 / 1:44 am

    I learned that general garage repairs should be handled by a professional.

  39. chickie717
    June 16, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    You need to check monthly and educate your kids about garages.

  40. Natalie
    June 17, 2017 / 11:44 am

    I learned that garage doors need maintenance at least annually.

  41. porschepuppy
    June 18, 2017 / 1:05 am

    I learned that if you have children you should take time to teach them that the garage door's operating system is not a plaything. They could get seriously hurt.

  42. Aleksandra Nearing
    June 18, 2017 / 2:14 am

    I learned that you should have a professional checkup.

  43. Jammie Morey
    June 18, 2017 / 2:21 am

    I learned you should always make sure the door closes before you turn away from it.

  44. Jerry Marquardt
    June 18, 2017 / 2:30 am

    I learned that you are safer hiring a professional and that it saves money in the long run.

  45. kari jasus
    June 18, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    i can sign up for service reminders

  46. Seyma Bennett Shabbir
    June 18, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    That you should have monthly checkups and have a professional check the garage.

  47. WendyP
    June 19, 2017 / 1:59 am

    I learned to never do maintenance on your garage door by yourself

  48. mecarolks
    June 19, 2017 / 3:30 am

    I learned you should hire a professional

  49. Amy Stonger
    June 19, 2017 / 6:23 am

    I learned that the garage door is the largest heaviest moving object in my home,

  50. CindyWindy2003
    June 19, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    I learned from their website you can locate a garage door technician to work on your garage door.

  51. CindyWindy2003
    June 19, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    your button is on my blog cindywindylovesblogsnfrogs.blogspot.com.

  52. Thomas Murphy
    June 20, 2017 / 3:33 am

    I learned I should lub the hinges.

  53. Tami Vollenweider
    June 20, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    I learned to keep the remote from kids,because they might think it's a toy and the gargage door is heavy and could fall on them!

  54. susan1215
    June 20, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    I learned that there are some garage door system maintenance chores that you yourself and should perform on a regular basis, there are other tasks like garage door installation and garage door spring replacement that are best left to the pros.

  55. Tara L
    June 20, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    I learned that you should spray a small amount of lubricant to the door’s hinges, rollers and tracks.

  56. Birdie Bee
    June 23, 2017 / 5:29 am

    I learned about a maintenance tip: Monthly door balance test. If your door is equipped with an automatic opener system: close the door and disconnect the automatic opener. Once you are able to lift the door manually: Lift the door. It should lift smoothly with little resistance and should remain fully open. If it is difficult to open or does not remain open, the door may be out of balance and should be serviced by a trained service technician.

  57. Leela
    June 24, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    Big problems are best left to the pros.

  58. Wendi Watson
    June 25, 2017 / 12:11 am

    I learned you should check your garage door annually and let the pros handle it because they are heavy and can hurt you badly

  59. peg42
    June 25, 2017 / 12:20 am

    Adults should not allow children access to the remote controls or push button wall controls for garage door opener systems; these should be kept out of reach of children.

  60. Kimmy Ripley
    June 25, 2017 / 1:35 am

    Just as it is common practice to have your home’s heating and cooling systems checked annually, it’s also a good idea to have your door checked annually by a qualified service technician to ensure that it continues to work properly and effectively.

  61. Diane Therkildsen
    June 25, 2017 / 11:04 am

    The garage door is typically the largest moving object in your home. Properly maintained and operated,

  62. Mysharona
    June 25, 2017 / 11:25 am

    I learned you should use a professional to maintain your door.

  63. Melissa
    June 25, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    If you have children, you should also take some time to teach them that the garage door and its operating system are not playthings.

  64. clc408
    June 25, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    I learned that your garage door and its operating system needs to be properly adjusted and regularly maintained in order to function correctly.

  65. Barb
    June 25, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    That you need the help of a professional sometime in order to keep it working right.

  66. bvice8487
    June 25, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    I learned that if you dont really know what you are doing to seek a professional to do repairs for your safety and to get the door fixed correctly

  67. Kim Hilbert
    June 25, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    It is the largest and heaviest moving object in your home. It is a scary thing when one breaks down. Our spring broke and it was a job getting a new one in. Terrible things can happen if you're not careful.

  68. Mary Cloud
    June 25, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    There are several tests and inspections you need to do to your door on a monthly basis

  69. Anonymous
    June 25, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    I learned it's the largest, heaviest item in your home!

  70. Deb Ford
    June 25, 2017 / 11:44 pm

    I learned you should do a monthly door balance test

  71. Amber
    June 26, 2017 / 12:35 am

    I learned that I can perform some simple safety and maintenance tasks yourself. Other tasks – such as spring repair/replacement, track and roller repair/replacement and door installation – are jobs best left to trained service professionals.

  72. Positive Buzz
    June 26, 2017 / 1:03 am

    Each month you should do some tests

  73. HarleyC
    June 26, 2017 / 2:05 am

    I learned that you shouldn't try to repair it yourself.

  74. TheresaJenkins
    June 26, 2017 / 4:37 am

    we as homeowners can perform simple garage door maintenance, such as semi-annual lubrication of hinges, rollers and springs.

  75. Tara O.
    June 26, 2017 / 5:53 am

    I learned that you can sign up for notifications for when it's time for maintenance!

  76. Cheryl Everitt
    June 26, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    I learned that you should take time to teach children that the garage door is not a playthings.

  77. LIDARKSIDE
    June 26, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    Always use a professional to do repairs and maintenance on your garage door.

  78. Anonymous
    June 27, 2017 / 12:04 am

    You should find someone who knows what they are doing to make repairsevelyn

  79. Aaron Reck
    June 27, 2017 / 3:16 am

    The garage door is typically the largest moving object in your home.

  80. Eric Duhs
    June 27, 2017 / 3:34 am

    Yikes, it says to do SEMI-ANNUAL lubrication. And here I haven't done one in over a year! I gotta get out there!

  81. April
    June 27, 2017 / 11:31 am

    I learned to leave major repairs to the professionals.

  82. Alison King
    June 27, 2017 / 11:11 pm

    I learned that your garage door should be checked annually by a professional. I never knew.

  83. coup420
    June 29, 2017 / 12:32 am

    I learned that you should lubricate twice a year

  84. Harry Knopp
    June 29, 2017 / 1:01 am

    I learned that there is maintenance you can do yourself to keep your garage door running smoothly.

  85. slehan
    June 29, 2017 / 2:21 am

    subscribe email: slehan at myway dot com

  86. tatertot374
    June 29, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    I learned that you should teach your children garage door safety and to hire pros. Thank you

  87. Ann Fantom
    June 29, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    I learned that Chelsea Door Co. is garage door dealer in my town that can service and maintain my garage doors.abfantom at yahoo dot com

  88. Ken Ohl
    June 30, 2017 / 10:24 am

    learned your garage door should be serviced at least once a year

  89. Birdie Skolfield
    June 30, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    I learned that with children, you should also take some time to teach them that the garage door and its operating system are not playthings.

  90. Unknown
    July 3, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    I learned you should hire a professional to do maintenance.

  91. msrodeobrat
    July 3, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    I learned that you should not attempt to repair the doors springs or cables. Only professionals should do that addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com Ashley C

  92. sheila ressel
    July 3, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    I learned to never attempt to repair a garage door’s springs or cables as they are under extreme tension and can cause severe injury or even death. These are best repaired by a trained service technician.

  93. Leslie
    July 4, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    Never attempt to repair a garage door’s springs or cables. These are under extreme tension and can cause severe injury or even death

  94. mmstarla
    July 5, 2017 / 3:12 am

    So many helpful tips. I learned that Semi-annual lubrication is needed, you must Apply a small amount of spray lubricant to the door’s hinges, rollers and tracks.starla.batesATyahoo.com

  95. Tracy R
    July 5, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    I learned that annual maintenance by a trained service technician is recommended.

  96. Cathy Jarolin
    July 5, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    I learned that you need to lubricate the Springs and parts of the door twice a year.. Never knew that. I will have to check with my Hubby to see if he does that twice a year. Thank You for this knowledgeable information…

  97. Daniel M
    July 6, 2017 / 1:42 am

    semi-annual lubrication of hinges, rollers and springs

  98. Jilliann M
    July 6, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    Annual maintenance is recommended

  99. clynsg
    July 6, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    I learned that more tests for reversal than the commonly known one about closing the door on a roll of kitchen towels are recommended.

  100. kyl neusch
    July 7, 2017 / 4:17 am

    i learned you should hire someone

  101. Terri
    July 8, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    I learned that garage door installation and spring replacement should be done by professionals.

  102. D. Wood
    July 8, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    Garage doors are the largest moving object in most homes, you shouldn't try to maintenance them yourself

  103. scooter7018
    July 8, 2017 / 6:37 pm

    largest -heaviest moving object in the home

  104. Susan Christy
    July 9, 2017 / 4:09 am

    I should be lubricating more parts than I currently do.

  105. Francine Anchondo
    July 9, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    I learned to hire a professional to do maintenance.

  106. Susan Smoaks
    July 9, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    I learned that I shouldn't try to repair my garage door by myself.

  107. njsunbunny
    July 9, 2017 / 10:40 pm

    I learned that newer garage doors are insulated – something mine is not!

  108. Janine h
    July 10, 2017 / 8:07 am

    I learned the Monthly door balance test

  109. Edye Nicole
    July 10, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    I learned only professionals should do maintenance.mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

  110. Claudia
    July 10, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    It is recommended that your garage door should be checked annually by a qualified service technician to ensure that it continues to work properly and effectively.

  111. Patty Niedert
    July 10, 2017 / 10:57 pm

    I like that you can sign up for twice a year maintenance emails.

  112. Anonymous
    July 11, 2017 / 3:11 am

    Always hire a professional to do maintenance!

  113. Randy Arstein
    July 11, 2017 / 4:10 am

    i learned that you can receive reminders for maintenance and lube

  114. Vickie V
    July 11, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    Garages are a great entry for burglary when attached to your home.Maintain with a tech monthly

  115. Julieh
    July 11, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    I learned some types of garage door repair should be done by a professional.

  116. Jennifer Herman
    July 11, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    I learned to make sure you keep yours hands away from the garage door when it's working.

  117. Kim N
    July 11, 2017 / 11:56 pm

    That the garage door is the largest moving object in your home.

  118. bbrittbrat1398
    July 12, 2017 / 1:03 am

    I learned that you need to care for your garage doors annually. Brittney House

  119. Anonymous
    July 12, 2017 / 3:03 am

    Your garage door is the largest heaviest moving object in your entire home!

  120. [Whatever U are, be a good one!]
    July 12, 2017 / 9:54 am

    I love their 10 garage door safety tips. They are very helpful, especially for childrenThank You for the chance!Fiona N

  121. SexyBrat
    July 12, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    The garage door is typically the largest moving object in your home.

  122. Philip Lawrence
    July 12, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    I learned that the garage door is one of the largest moving objects in your house.

  123. imaclutz89
    July 12, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    I learned you should leave most of the repair for garage doors to the professionals.

  124. lisaray
    July 12, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    I learned about all the monthly inspections that we are supposed to be doing, and never knew about. (I have printed out the list and posted it in the garage!) I also learned that I am supposed to be spraying the hinges semi-annually, not annually…

  125. Darlene
    July 12, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    You need to apply a small amount of spray lubricant to the door’s hinges, rollers and tracks.

  126. RICHARD HICKS
    July 12, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    I learned that for ones safety never attempt to repair a garage door’s springs or cables

  127. Anonymous
    July 12, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    thischickwins said:I learned that the garage door is the heaviest moving object in my housethischickwins at gmail dot com

  128. Trisha McKee
    July 12, 2017 / 11:56 pm

    I learned that the door should be lubricated semi annually! I did not know that.

  129. Erin
    July 13, 2017 / 2:27 am

    I learned that it's best to hire a professional.

  130. amanda whitley
    July 13, 2017 / 2:31 am

    i learned home owners should perform semi annually hinge lubrications.

  131. Amie
    July 13, 2017 / 2:41 am

    I learned that the door should be lubricated semi annually

  132. Erin Daly
    July 13, 2017 / 2:51 am

    I learned that for safety you should always watch the door completely close before driving away. I don't always do that, but with three young kids I will make sure to do so from now on.

  133. Kayla Klontz
    July 13, 2017 / 3:21 am

    I learned that you should Apply a small amount of spray lubricant to the door’s hinges, rollers and tracks.

  134. Debbie Penney
    July 13, 2017 / 3:30 am

    I learned that you should do a semi-annual lubrication. Apply a small amount of spray lubricant to the door’s hinges, rollers and tracks.

  135. Amy Deeter
    July 13, 2017 / 4:11 am

    something i learned from Garage Door Care is it was Founded in 1995,

  136. joyven
    July 13, 2017 / 4:27 am

    twice a year hinges, springs and moving parts should be lubricated

  137. Lisa Pecora
    July 13, 2017 / 4:32 am

    I learned that garage door installation and garage door spring replacements should be done by professionals only.Peachesncream887(at)hotmail(dot)com

  138. Anonymous
    July 13, 2017 / 4:36 am

    I learned the hard way that you need a professional to maintain and check your doors periodically. I wish I'd seen this blog earlier!

  139. Brian E.
    July 13, 2017 / 4:36 am

    A garage door maintenance item you should leave to a qualified service technician —> Never attempt to repair a garage door’s springs or cables. These are under extreme tension and can cause severe injury or even death.

  140. dvice12
    July 13, 2017 / 4:43 am

    I learned to teach kids garage door safety

  141. Anita Jude
    July 13, 2017 / 5:31 am

    I learn don't do the maintenance on your garage door yourself hire a professional

  142. Shane A
    July 13, 2017 / 7:27 am

    Don't ever mess with the springs. You could get hit by one and have the door fall on top of you. Ouch!

  143. Jay Porter
    July 13, 2017 / 8:25 am

    I learned you should hire a professional…

  144. Kerry P
    July 13, 2017 / 10:04 am

    I learned that garage doors need to be maintenanced. I never knew there were pros out there. I've never seen an advertisement or anything.

  145. Cynthia Schmied
    July 13, 2017 / 10:49 am

    Garage doors are the largest moving objects in the home.

  146. Julie
    July 13, 2017 / 11:44 am

    I learned that you should hire a professional and I learned that there are professional which I didn't know

  147. diesel51
    July 13, 2017 / 11:50 am

    If you have children, you should also take some time to teach them that the garage door and its operating system are not playthings.

  148. Deborah Wellenstein
    July 13, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    Lubricate those hinges! Who knew?

  149. Buddy Garrett
    July 13, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    I learned you should lubricate your door semi-annually.

  150. Tammy OHagan
    July 13, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    Monthly visual inspection. Stand inside the garage with the garage door closed. Look over the garage door springs, cables, rollers, pulleys and mounting hardware, such as hinges, for signs of wear or damage. Look for cable wear or fraying. Is the mounting hardware becoming loose? If something doesn’t look quite right – or doesn’t sound quite right – it could be the symptom of a more serious issue. Have the garage door system inspected by a trained service technician.

  151. Kathy Pease
    July 13, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    Never attempt to repair a garage door’s springs or cables. These are under extreme tension and can cause severe injury or even death. These are best repaired by a trained service technician.

  152. Sarah Mayer
    July 13, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    I learned to teach kids garage door safety

  153. Nafeeza Chung
    July 13, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    I learnt you should always do monthly checks on your garage

  154. Jessica Ruggiero
    July 13, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    To do monthly checks on your garage

  155. Karen Drake
    July 13, 2017 / 4:47 pm

    I learned how you should choose a garage door dealer.

  156. Anonymous
    July 13, 2017 / 6:38 pm

    I learned that moving garage doors can cause serious injury or even death.Tim Moss, yupbucket@hotmail.com

  157. Clair Freebie
    July 13, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    I learned that the garage door is the heaviest moving object in your home!

  158. krystal wethington
    July 13, 2017 / 6:57 pm

    I learned that you should use lubrication every so often to keep it working properly.

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