Every year, many unsuspecting homeowners injure their fingers by placing them between the door sections to pull down on the door. According to DASMA Standard 116, if your door lacks pinch-resistant joints, you should have lift handles or suitable gripping points on the inside and outside of the door. Even if your door has an opener, the door must occasionally be operated manually. Never place your fingers between the door sections. If you manually open or close the door, use the handles or the safe gripping points!
Over 80% of parents believe in paying $1—$3 more per hour for a CPR certified babysitter in case of emergencies.4 Parents may purchase a $15—$25 more expensive bike helmet with thicker cushioning just in case a child falls off a bike. Consumers may pay a $500—$700 premium for automobiles with side airbags in case of a car accident. Garage door safety is just as important as other life purchases. 71% of homeowners use the garage door as their entry door every day, more often than their front entry door.2 For virtually no additional cost, homeowners can own an Amarr steel garage door designed with the Amarr SafeGuard system to reduce the risk of serious hand and finger injuries. Choosing an Amarr garage door will give you the peace of mind you deserve. Your safety is worth it.
Give us a call at 602.269.0888 to schedule an appointment for us to install these handles, or better yet! We can help you pick out a new garage door with the new Safe Guard pinch resistant panels.