Garage Doors and Your Child: A Matter of Safety

With safety ranking high on what a family needs from a garage door, it’s not surprising that it can be a difficult decision to make in regards to what style door you want to choose. With various scare stories about children and garage doors circulating it can be a daunting task to find a garage door to settle on, but here at Lakes doors we can help you find the perfect door to protect both your car and your children.

Traditional side hinged designs may look attractive but one of the downsides to these doors is that they can swing shut rapidly in high winds. However, that isn’t to say that you can’t choose to have a side hinged garage door when you have children, as you can purchase door stays to prevent this from happening.

Roller garage doors can be a brilliant choice when it comes to safety, as the roller design means there is no swinging motion in the opening and closing, it just slides up neatly. Another advantage of the roller door is that they come with a choice of automatic and manual opening allowing you a greater selection for your home.

Sectional  garage doors are another fantastic option to take if you are concerned about safety as they open vertically. With this method of opening there is no swinging out motion unlike an up and over style garage door, therefore no risk to a child playing in front of the garage. They come with adjustable track rollers giving you a reliable opening action and you can even automate them for your convenience.

Here at Lakes Garage Doors we are committed to helping you find the ideal door for your home and with our wide range you should find it easy to discover the perfect one for your house. Our wonderful installation service is available on any product purchased within the UK so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 0800 1955690 if you’d like more information on any of our products. Don’t fear tomorrow, speak to one of our helpful members of staff about a garage door today for the safety and security you and your family needs.