Ted is dead!

Ted was not a good candidate to test this door for proper inherent contact safety reverse. Using soft squishy objects to test doors is not the proper thing to do. In actuality Ted was placed under this door by our customer to spoof us prior to repair. Funny customer!

Seriously though, making sure your garage door opener is operating safely is important and not a joke. When was the last time your door was tested?

If your opener was manufactured and installed prior to 1993 it is not up to date with today's safety requirements because it would not have an infrared safety beam system. Many improvements have been made to door openers since then and they are now more sensitive and safer than ever. Many of the new models take the worry out of properly setting them because manufacturers are making openers smarter and self setting.

Despite even the most sensitive opener, there are certain situations when they do not stop or reverse as safely as we would like, even when set properly. These situations involve both sectional roll-up and one-piece flip out doors when they may have been installed under unique architectural situations, like low level second story support beams, or are not in good operational condition. These situations can include doors with damaged panels, loose wooden frames, worn hardware, low headroom hardware (sectional roll-up doors with dual horizontal tracks or special top panel hinges), remotely mounted openers with long door arms, or conventional length openers that have been side mounted along the door rails. If you suspect that you have one of these situations it is best that you call us before attempting to test your opener for proper operation.