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Friday, December 7, 2012

12-7-41 - Pearl Harbor Day




This day 71 years ago brought us into WWII. 
 We shall never forget, as we remember that  unforgettable day in American History.. the day so many gave their lives.  
We honor those heroes, men and women 
who served at Pearl Harbor.

We are thankful for those that gave their lives.
They are the reason we live in the greatest country in the world. 


 If you see or know a veteran today... tell them "THANK YOU"!!




Alamo Door & Awning
300 S. Bowen Rd
Arlington, TX 76013
817-265-2563





Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Will you Brave the crowds for Black Friday?




Are you stepping out with the brave of the bravest and
 attempting any "Black Friday" shopping?

If so, we have gathered a few tips that will help you be prepared and how to survive the crowds.

 If you are an experienced shopper or a beginner we would love to hear your stories and or tips how you manage the hustle and bustle of the most busiest shopping day of the year?? 


1. Do Your Homework
2. Prioritize ( know what you want)
3. Bring plenty of back up
4. Power Up
5. Check your Attitude
6. Have plenty of Money
7. Wear comfortable shoes
8. Pay close attention to where you are parking.. 
And best one of all... Take time to plan an afternoon nap... 
You'll need it!!!

Happy Shopping.. from your friends.. at..

Alamo Door & Awning
300 S. Bowen Rd
Arlington, 76013
817-265-2563


Friday, November 16, 2012

What Does Thanksgiving Mean to you?






This Is What Thanksgiving Means To Me

Thanksgiving Day is the day we offer thanks
To those who built the foundation of our land
And to those who died keeping our country free
A day we thank our God for his guiding hand.

A day we sit down at our table with those we love
Feeling good knowing no danger lurks at our door
Thanksgiving Day is celebrated each and every year
By all Americans whether we're rich or poor.

A day we give thanks we can choose our way of life
In a sinful world where much freedom is gone
Thanksgiving Day is a special day in our country
We are not perfect, but together we stand strong.

This is what Thanksgiving Day means to me.

Ralph L. Clark © 2005


What Does Thanksgiving Mean to you?

Hope you ALL have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday !!

Alamo Door & Awning
300 S. Bowen Rd
Arlington, TX.  76013
817-265-2563





Friday, November 9, 2012

Veterans Day 2012




Veterans Day

A day to honor ALL American veterans both living and dead for their loyal service to their country.
November 11th of each year is the day that we ensure veterans know that we deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made in the lives to keep our country free.


Remember
by Brittany Vigoreaux

American soldiers sacrifice so much,
All for the freedom of our country.
Leaving their families and heading off to war,
Not knowing what the future holds.

Working day and night
Determined to stay strong.
Watching friends be killed every day
Letters from home inspiring them to keep fighting

So little is given to them
Although there is little to do,
For those who have died in war
We can still remember

Remember all the men who have died.
Remember all the battles fought
Remember all the tears families cried
Remember it was freedom the soldiers brought

To this very day soldiers are under-appreciated
Veterans Day is the day
For the dead, living, and fighting soldiers
To be remembered

A very deeply heartfelt thanks from the staff at
 Alamo Door & Awning 


Alamo Door & Awning
300 S. Bowen Rd.
Arlington, TX.  76013
817-265-2563

Friday, November 2, 2012

It's That Time Again!!


Don't Forget!!!




Gentle reminder from your friends at Alamo Door & Awning!
On Sunday, November 4th at 2:00am set your clocks back one hour!!


It's nice to know we will gain an extra hour of sleep... I'm sure we could all use it!!


Alamo Door & Awning
300 S. Bowen Rd
Arlington, Texas 76013
817-265-2563


Friday, October 26, 2012

8:18

8:18



My neighbors are quiet people. I rarely see them, but when I do there's always a friendly wave or a warm smile. We almost never interact, so when they asked me over for dinner I was a little surprised. And truthfully a little uncomfortable - I had gotten used to our somewhat antisocial relationship. I had grown accustomed to our distance. I'm a bad liar, so it was easier to say yes than to make up some excuse. They told me the night and the time and I told them I would be looking forward to it.
                        
I'll admit that I had a very nice time. We didn't say much during dinner, but I felt welcome, comfortable, and relaxed. Closer to 8:00, I noticed they had begun glancing at a clock on the wall. Often, and with great discomfort. And then with a palpable panic.

They feigned reassurance when I asked about their change in demeanor. They both attempted to explain their behavior in overlapping dialogue. I found this particularly unsettling. Over their frantic words, I announced my appreciation for their hospitality and began to stand.

But then he asked, "Do you believe in ghosts?"

I was startled by the question and very uncomfortable. I wanted to leave. Badly. I answered his question and told him that I had an open mind to such things. And he asked me to sit.

He told me that he and his wife have had experiences. He said that their house had a presence...a ghost. He said that it came often. Every night in fact. He said it started in a corner of the basement, came up the stairs, opened the cellar door, and walked through the living room, into the dining room, and through the furthest wall. He pointed at the wall next to where I was sitting.

I realized this was the purpose of the invitation. They wanted a witness. Needed one. I could only think of two questions: What does it look like? and When does it happen?

He answered my last question first: At 8:18. Every single night.
We looked at the clock on the wall - 8:12.

Then he answered my first question: We don't know what it looks like.

When I asked him to explain, he told me they had both been unable to look at the presence. He said he and his wife have tried all these years, but can't. I found this absurd. And the entire story, which I had actually begun to believe was now either a hoax, a distasteful joke, or a delusion of two very disturbed people. I pushed back my chair and stood.

A noise. From under our feet, in the basement. They looked down at their plates. I looked at the clock - 8:18.

I could hear deep slow labored footsteps. They sounded miles beneath us, but I knew that wasn't the case. And then I felt the vibration. A sickening wave of a nauseating low hum forced me hard into my chair, my legs and knees weak and useless. I could hear the basement stairs creaking underneath a massive shifting weight. I wiped cold sweat from my face. The nausea was unlike anything I had ever felt. I heard the knob of the cellar door be gripped, and then turned. Slowly. The door began to open. The vertical crack of darkness from the creaking door seemed to release an even more intense low frequency hum. I tried to stare into the darkness, to see. To see IT.

But the putrid vibration was overwhelming. My body contracted. My legs and arms were drawn inward. My entire body gripped the chair. I could feel the muscles of my face contorting, and my eyes, as much as I fought to keep them open, closed. Tight.

I could hear It. Moving across the wood beams of the living room floor. They seemed to be groaning and splitting. The sickening waves of vibration seemed to rattle every loose object in the house. I wanted to cover my ears, but the piercing hum kept me frozen in place. I tried to scream out, but the muscles of my jaw refused. So I listened to it, coming closer and closer. Ripples and waves of the sickening sound covered me. I felt myself on the verge of fainting. 

But then It was gone. I opened my eyes. Just the three of us, in a quiet undisturbed house. Nothing seemed out of place. Except for the open cellar door.

That was three months ago. We haven't spoken since. And each night, despite making every effort to be busy or out of my house altogether, I find myself standing at the window which faces their house. Looking out across our ordinary lawns. Staring at that wall. At 8:18.

Happy Halloween!!!

Alamo Door & Awning
300 S. Bowen Rd.
Arlington, TX  76013

817-265-2563

Friday, October 19, 2012

Big Tex goes up in smoke!!


Sad news today that a fire destroyed Big Tex this morning.  Only leaving behind little more than the metal frame of the 52 foot tall metal and fabric Texas cowboy that has been an icon of the State Fair of Texas.

Some fabric that made up the towering structure's hand and sleeves could still be seen as firefighters gathered around putting out the last embers.






HEIGHT:        52 Feet
WEIGHT:       6,000 Pounds
HAT:                75 Gallon, measuring 5 feet high
SHIRT:            The Williamson-Dickie Company will cover TEX's 30 foot chest with a shirt that
 has a 100 inch neck and 181 inch long sleeves.  This is 600 times larger than the shirts they sell in the stores.  The buttons are 3 and a half inches in diameter and the shirt contains 70 yards of blue denim and 80 yards of awning material.  It took 2 weeks and a team of 8 workers to make the shirt at the Dickies work-ware plant in Fort Worth, Texas.  

BELT:            23 feet long, with a 50 pound buckle

PANTS:        Size 284W x 185L.  The rivets are 3 and a half inches in diameter, the inseam is 200 inches, the fly is 56 inches long and his pants weigh a total of 65 pounds.  And, the Dickies' folks worked a week to sew the new pants. 

BOOTS:        Size 70, measuring 7 foot 7 inches high

One thing we can be certain of..... You know the saying.. In Texas all things are "BIGGER and BETTER" can't wait to see the "NEW and IMPROVED" Big Tex!!

Come on State Fair of Texas 2013





Friday, October 12, 2012

The Red River Rivalry



Red River Rivalry
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Longhorns



One of the biggest college football rivalries is almost upon us. The Oklahoma Sooners with a record of 3-1 and ranked 13th in the nation will square off against the Texas Longhorns ranked 15th in the nation with a record of 4-1 for the 107th time.

 Neither team is really in contention for a national title this year (which is a first since 1999) but each team still would like to increase their chances for one of the top bowl spots.

This Rivalry is played at the Historic Cotton bowl at the State fair of Texas and will be played Saturday October 13, 2012 at 11:00am.

Where else can you go to enjoy one of the best college football match-ups and then enjoy food, rides and fun after the game? 
 No place other than the great state of TEXAS!!

Alamo Door & Awning 
300 S. Bowen Rd.
Arlington, TX.  76013
817-265-2563








Friday, September 14, 2012

The Dallas Cowboys win on opening day


Dallas Cowboys start season 1-0
 
 
The Dallas Cowboys have finally won on opening day after four years. Last Wednesday night, the Cowboys beat the defending super bowl champions  New York Giants 24-17. Tony Romo had a spectacular game passing for 307 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Demarco Murray coming back from a broken ankle last year ran 22 attempts for 131 yards with a huge run in the third quarter turning a seemingly 3 yard loss into a 48 yard gain. Kevin Ogletree surprised everyone as one of Tony Romo’s best receivers with 8 catches for 114 yards and 2 touchdowns.

 
The Cowboys, after 11 days off will face the Seattle Seahawks on September 16, 2012 at 3:05pm at Sounders’ CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks are 0-1 after losing to the Arizona Cardinals 20-16 on opening day.

The Cowboys have the edge to win this game but need to be careful of this becoming a “trap” game. The Cowboys need to follow what Jason Garret has preached to take each game one game at a time.  Let’s hope the Cowboys can start this season 2-0.
 

 
 
Alamo Door & Awning
300 S. Bowen Rd
Arlington, TX  76013
817-265-2563
 


 

Friday, August 31, 2012

Happy Labor Day


As Labor day approaches we would like to pay tribute to those who make each day happen!!


As we all know, Labor day is the first Monday in September  and is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. 
 It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.


May you each have a wonderful and Blessed Labor Day!!

Alamo Door & Awning
300 S. Bowen Rd
Arlington, TX.  76013


Friday, August 17, 2012

Safety Is Everyone's Business


Automatic Garage Door Opener and Garage Door 
Safety & Maintenance Guide


Garage Door System Safety - An Automatic Decision
A garage door is the largest moving object in the home.  They are often operated by electric door openers.  Proper installation, operation and maintenance and testing of the garage door and automatic opener are necessary to provide safe, trouble-free operation,  An improperly adjusted garage door or automatic opener can exert deadly force when the door closes.  This could lead to serious injury or death from being hit by a closing garage door or from being trapped under the door.

Safety is Everyone's Business
A few simple precautions can protect your family and friends from potential harm.. Please take a few minutes to read the following safety and maintenance tips.  Refer to your garage door and opener owner's manual for details specific to the model you own.. Then check the operation of your garage door and automatic opener.


Garage Door Openers Are Not Toys


 Do not stand or walk under a moving door!  Do not let children or adults play " beat the          door."  It is dangerous and can result in serious injury or death.  Adults should set a good example.  Know how to use the emergency release, in case someone is pinned by the door.


Do not let children play with or use the transmitters or remote controls.  Always place and store them out of the reach of children.


The push button wall control should be out of reach of children (at least 5 feet from the floor)
and away from all moving parts.  Mount and use the button where you can clearly see the moving garage door.

Teach Your Children About Garage Door and Opener Safety
Garage door openers are not toys.  Careless operation and allowing children to play with or use garage door  opener controls can lead to tragic results.  Discuss garage door safety with your children.  Explain the danger of being trapped under the door.


When using the push button or transmitter, keep the door in sight until it completely stops moving.  Teach children to never play under or near and open garage door.




Friday, June 29, 2012

Instant Relief From the Sun's Heat


Want to beat the summer heat?  


We have just what you need!!
with Phifer SunTex Solar Screens..

SunTex is a unique, heavy-duty woven mesh that is pet resistant and blocks 80-90% of the sun's hot rays before they enter your windows and doors.  SunTex also provides insect protection like regular screening.

SunTex exterior shading is made of strong vinyl coated polyester fabric.  Developed originally for use in outdoor furniture, SunTex is mildew and fade resistant and needs only an occasional cleaning with mild soap and water.

SunTex 80 & 90 Solar Screens are available in five colors and may be color coordinated to maintain and enhance the aesthetic valued of any exterior.


The chart above shows a window with Brown SunTex installed.  In midsummer as much as 230 BTUs can fall on each unprotected square foot of glass.  With SunTex installed, up to 90% of the sun's heat and glare is reflected, absorbed and dissipated before it strikes the window.

Bonus Benefits
Protects against fading and sun rot
Provides daytime privacy
Lets in soft light and breezes
Reduces glare
Affords full vision inside and out

Contact Alamo Door & Awning for your "Free Estimate"
817-265-2563 or 972-893-3432

Feel free to visit our webiste at:

Friday, June 8, 2012

SunSetter Easy Shade





Beat the heat without blocking your view 
with a Sunsetter EasyShade

These easy to use vertical solar shades are the perfect solution when you want privacy, shade, and breeze protection.  So much better and sturdier than conventional blinds or rattan curtains.  Great for your porch, slider, gazebo, pergola, or other outdoor structures.  Durable vinyl mesh lets in soft, filtered light and air.  Keeps the inside of your home cooler when 
installed in front of large windows or doors.  

  • Available in Cream, Charcoal, or Desert Sand vinyl screen
  • Retracts into a streamlined, rustproof aluminum housing in Cream or Bronze
  • Available in 4ft to 12ft lengths in 1ft increments.
  • The Motorized Easyshade extends down 7ft and blocks 90% of sun and mist.  The manual  version extends 6.5 ft. and blocks 80% of sun and mist.  Both models can be partially rolled down.
  • Superb quality, easy to clean, mildew-resistant - maintenance free!
  • Rolls up perfectly straight every time.  No uneven edges, no cords to tangle!
  • Manually-operated versions include bungees and hooks to secure at corners.
  • Motorized models roll up and down on cables for perfect tracking every time.  Remote control included.  Motor available on left or right side with 12ft cord.
Alamo Door & Awning 
817-265-2563 or 972-893-3432
Or feel free to visit our showroom for a demo!
We are located at:
300 S. Bowen Rd.
Arlington, TX.  76013



Friday, June 1, 2012

Cleaning Out The Garage!!



Is it time to declutter your garage?

For most people, the garage becomes a catch all.  
Everything we don't want in our homes, rather large or small 
will end up making their way to the garage.

Many organizers say the best way to get started is to completely 
empty out the garage and sort items in designated areas.  
Things you don't want or no longer need label for "Garage Sale"
Who doesn't want extra money?
So, Don't just think about it --   Set it in motion!



"If you dream it, you can achieve it"!




www.alamodoor.com



Friday, May 25, 2012

Saying Thanks



Happy Memorial Day!!

A Special heartfelt thanks from the staff at
Alamo Door & Awning
goes out to ALL the men and women
 who have bravely and honorably served this country.



We hold a special place in our hearts for your sacrifice.

Alamo Door & Awning
300 S. Bowen Rd.
Arlington, TX. 76063

Friday, May 18, 2012

SunSetter Awning Accessories


On our last blog, we discussed the SunSetter Awning.    This week, I would like to share a couple  of the wonderful accessory options that are available for your SunSetter Awning.



Front & Side Weatherbreaker Panels
Helps to block 60% of sun, wind and mist from coming in the sides of your awning,
yet lets in filtered light and gentle breezes.





Patio Lights (Set of 6)
Weatherproof lights let you enjoy your awning during the evening and at night, providing a lovely soft light.  With 20 foot cord.  UL and cUL listed.

If you are interested or would like information on the following items, Please contact us at:
Alamo Door & Awning
817-265-2563 or  972-893-3432

Or feel free to visit our showroom located at  
300 S. Bowen Rd.  
Arlington, Texas  76013



Friday, May 11, 2012

SunSetter Retractable Awnings


Want to turn your deck or patio into a cool, shaded retreat in seconds?
  It's like adding a beautiful "outdoor room"!
Treat your Family to the ultimate in Comfort, Shade and Protection with a SunSetter Retractable Awning.
The best in cool shade and protection.  It can be as much as 20 degrees cooler under your awning.  
Blocks 99% of harmful UVA and UVB rays.
  • America's # 1 Best Selling Awnings
  • Protection from Sun, Light Showers, and Harmful UV Rays
  • Exceptionally Affordable
  • Great Model Choices
  • Rich Designer Color Choices in Woven Acrylic Fabric
  • Popular Laminated Fabric Color Choices
  • Simple and Easy to Use
  • Unsurpassed Quality
If you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth servicing area and would like information 
contact, Alamo Door & Awning at 817-265-2563 or 972-893-3432
or visit our website at www.Alamodoor.com

Don't Wait, Call Today
Turn your deck or patio into a beautiful outdoor room.  

Friday, May 4, 2012

Lacking that Curb Appeal?




The most noticeable architectural element of today's home is the garage door.  Many houses are designed with garages that are visible from the street.  If the garage holds two or more cars, then its a dominant feature of your home..  
What does yours look like?
Replacing your old garage door with with the latest carriage house style door can completely change the look of your home.  In fact, this can do almost more than any other improvement to dress up the exterior - especially one with a front facing garage.  Replacing your garage door with a new upscale model may even boost the resale value of your home.  
There was a recent online survey that revealed that 71% of homeowners who recently replaced their garage door believe it increased the value of their home.


Today's garage doors are better insulated and stronger as well as safer.  There is a wide selection of garage doors that one can chose from depending on your preferences and your budget.  It is important to keep in mind that the garage door should compliment the architecture of your home.











Friday, March 30, 2012

Here a few maintenance tips you may not know!!

 A garage door is the largest moving object in the home. An improperly adjusted garage door opener can exert deadly force when the door closes; which could lead to an entrapment of children or adults and subsequent injury or death . I experienced the injury side of  this myself. Our house was built in 1959 and we had two old wooden doors that were hard to get up and down as it was. They were basically falling apart. I remember we had a string attached to the handle outside to pull it down. Anyways, my six year old daughter at that time decided that since I was out there doing something she would put on her roller skates and skate in the garage. So, as she is skating along she begins to fall and grabs a hold of one of the arm joints that bend when the door is open . The garage door begins to fall on her as I run to try to stop the door from crushing her leg. She fell backwards out of the garage and I slowed the fall from the inside. The door hit her in the shin and broke it. What a nightmare as I imagined how much worse it could have been. She could have crushed her fingers in that joint or worse. We took her to the ER and she got a cast and did fine. She of course is 15 now but neither one of us will be quick to forget that day. I myself just never though about the safety hazards and why its important to maintain the doors and replace them if needed until that moment. So, Tip #1 Teach Your Children About Garage Door Safety!!! Do not allow children to play or hang on your garage door. It is dangerous and can result in injury or death. Do not let children play with or use remote controls. You should always keep remote controls out of their reach. Next week I will give you tip #2.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Alamo Door & Awning Earns Coveted Angie's List Super Service Award

Alamo Door & Awning Earns Coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award
Award reflects businesses’ consistently high level of customer service

Alamo Door & Awning has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor bestowed annually on approximately 5 percent of all the businesses rated on the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service and health providers.

“Only a fraction of the businesses rated on Angie’s List can claim the sterling service record of being a Super Service Award winner because we set a high bar,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “The fact that Alamo Door & Awning can claim Super Service Award status speaks volumes about its dedication to consumers.

Angie’s List Super Service Award winners have met strict eligibility requirements including earning a minimum number of reports, an exemplary rating from their clients and abiding by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List, but members can find the 2011 Super Service Award logo next to business names in search results on AngiesList.com.
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Angie’s List collects consumer reviews on local contractors and doctors in more than 500 service categories. Currently, more than 2 million consumers across the U.S. rely on Angie’s List to help them make the best hiring decisions. Members get unlimited access to local ratings via Internet or phone, exclusive discounts, the Angie’s List magazine and help from the Angie’s List complaint resolution service. Take a quick tour of Angie’s List and view the latest Angie’s List news.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Did you know???

Did you know, that by upgrading your basic garage doors, you could see a 71.9 percent return on investment(ROI) on average? That makes it a top five home improvement for ROI. So, upgrade today and you could see returns up to 84 percent.

Friday, January 27, 2012

It "Pays" to go the extra mile, literally!!!



We had a gentleman call because he had a problem with his garage doors not working. It was mid December; we were booked solid and couldn't get to him that day. Rather than tell the customer we would have to schedule an appointment another day our Tech, Derrick Pulley, helped him over the phone. The customer was so thankful he took time out of his busy day to stop by our office to thank him personally and leave him twenty dollars. So, it truly does pay to go the extra mile. Whether you receive anything or not you will still feel fulfilled in helping someone in need.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Maintenance agreement

Right now Alamo Door and Awning is offering a special for a yearly maintenance agreement.  Normally it is 149.95 but for a limited time we are offering it for $89.95.  Our tech will come out and check your garage door and garage door opener.  He will make sure everything is properly greased, oil, lubed properly, adjust parts on your opener, he will inspect the opener itself, track, as well as the springs, pulleys, cable, springs, gears etc.  That is a pretty good savings and will save you the worry of having to worry about your garage door and opener. Give us a call at 817.265.2563 to get on our discounted maintenance agreement.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sunsetter Awning and Easy Shade

We at Alamo Door and Awning also offer sales and service for Sunsetter Awnings and Easy Shade.




You  can get both the Easy Shade and the Sunsetter Awning in motorized or non-motorized.  The shades provide protection from sun, light showers and harmful UV rays, they are affordable, has great model choices, rich designer color choices in woven acrylic fabric, simple and easy to use with great quality.  The Easy Shade are easy to use vertical solar shades and are the perfect solution when you want privacy, shade, and breeze protection.  They are so much better and sturdier than conventional blinds or rattan curtains.  Great for your porch, gazebo and other outdoor structures, durable vinyl mesh lets in soft, filtered light and air.  They keep the inside of your home cooler when installed in front of large windows or doors.  They are easy to clean, mildew resistant and maintenance free.  We have some samples in our showrooms for viewing and deciding what is best for your home.  We also have the fabric samples to let you choose the color and pattern that is right for you.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Garage door safety


The garage door is the largest moving object in a home. An improperly adjusted garage door opener can exert strong and deadly forces and might not reverse the garage door in an emergency. The garage door counterbalance springs should be properly adjusted in order for the safety reverse system to function properly. Thus, proper installation and maintenance are extremely important in order for the garage door and garage door opener to operate smoothly and safely.
The header bracket, which attaches the front end of the opener track to the header wall, must be securely attached to the structural members of the garage wall. If not, the opener might not reverse the garage door in an emergency. The rail can also pull away from the wall.
All garage door openers manufactured and installed in the United States since 1982 are required to provide a quick-release mechanism on the trolley that allows for the garage door to be disconnected from the garage door opener in the event of entrapment. The quick-release handle should be mounted no higher than six feet from the ground. Homeowners should be familiar with this mechanism, because garage door springs can relax over time, and pulling the release could lead to a free-falling door.Garage door openers manufactured since 1982 are also required to reverse the garage door if it strikes a solid object.
The wall console/push button should be mounted at least five feet from the floor and the remote controls should be kept out of the hands of children. Children should never be allowed to play with or use the garage door opener remotes or wall pushbuttons. Homeowners should also keep a moving door in sight until it fully opens or closes.
Under U.S. federal law (UL 325), garage door openers manufactured for the U.S. since 1993 must include a safety reversing system, such as photoelectric eyes mounted no higher than six inches above the ground, with a light beam spanning the door opening. The garage door opener is required to reverse the door to the open position if the beam is broken. Other examples of safety reversing systems, allowed within the guideline of UL 325, include electric safety edges, which reverse with approximately 15 pounds of downward pressure, and a garage door and opener system without photo eyes, tested together, which reverses upon approximately 15 pounds of pressure.