Celebrating Garage Door Safety Month

In honor of Garage Door Safety Month, we did some research…because…well you’re garage isn’t great until it’s IDEAL and that includes the door itself!

We encourage you to take a moment and read the below stats.  Grab a cup of coffee and take a moment to ensure your families safety…


ideal garage solutions garage organizationThe average garage door opens and closes 3 to 5 times per day! That’s anywhere between 1,092 and 1,820 times per year!

Now, we’re willing to bet that there aren’t many other things in your house that get that much use!  Think about it… you get your HVAC unit checked at least once a year.  You have likely called a plumber for some problems with your sink.  You probably have even replaced or fixed your washer and dryer recently.  BUT… when was the last time you had a good look at your garage door? 

The average life of a garage door torsion spring is about 8-10 years… or if you look at it by uses… up to 15,000 open/close activations.

So ask yourself how long have you lived in your house.  Or if you recently purchased, when is the last time it was serviced?

With proper maintenance, garage doors have a typical life span of about 20 years.  Lubricating your door is one of the key things you can do to prolong the life of your door.

That’s right… break out the WD-40 and get to work! 

Nearly 60% of homeowners use the garage door as their home’s main entryway.

We found this statistic in a study by the Chamberlain Group.  But in reality, we could have written that study!  With over 3,000 garages transformed by IDEAL Garage solutions, we truly understand how much time families spend in their garage.  That includes kids of all ages.  It’s very important to make sure the garage is well maintained to reduce the risk of injury.

1 in 4 homeowners say their garage is too cluttered to allow parking cars in them. And 1 in 3 homeowners report that they are embarrassed to leave their garage doors open. (PR Newswire)

A cluttered and disorganized garage can also be a safety hazard.  And lucky for you… we know someone that can help you take care of that!  (Wink wink…we’re talking about us!)

 Compared to other home improvement projects, a new garage door yields the highest return on investment (97.5%) when selling your home.

This was proven in an annual cost vs. value survey by Remodeling magazine.  Just food for thought, as we have purchased many homes throughout the years and admittedly… it’s easy to overlook the intricacies of a door.

Thanks for sticking with us as we talked some numbers!  Hopefully you will look at the “ups and downs” of home ownership (see what we did there?) a bit differently.

We would also be remiss if we didn’t give a shout out to a fantastic partner of ours, AE Doors & Windows.  At AE, they “Sell the Best and Service the Rest!”  Give them a call if you are looking for some options.  The team at IDEAL Garage Solutions can work collaboratively with their team to include storage options, new flooring and more.  When completed, now only will your garage be SAFE… It will be IDEAL.

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