Fauna Garage Doors October 19th, 2017 - 11:52:48
This weakening of the springs or points of attachment would often lead to an inadvertent explosive failure flinging the broken spring components across the garage embedding the spring or steel components into the garage walls cars or other items in the path of travel. Unfortunately sometimes people were in the path of travel of these explosive occurrences. As these springs failed as an attempted safeguard some manufacturers devised a "caging" system for the springs. These cages were retrofitted onto the stretched springs in an attempt to capture the parts that would release if a failure occurred. While these caging devices were helpful they were not completely effective. Some of these spring devices are still in use today. Whenever this condition exists or the quality of garage components are questionable a qualified professional service technician should be consulted.
The Linear Corporate is a major producer of security systems like garage door and garage door openers. Linear produces garage door openers accessories like the Linear Act 21 key chain transmitter Linear DR3A Linear Moore-O-Matic gate or garage opener receiver Linear DT2A gate or garage door opener replacement transmitter Linear DTC Moore-O-Matic Delta 3 Remote (same as DTD or DT) gate or garage door opener replacement transmitter Linear DTKP wireless keypad Linear MDR Megacode System single channel receiver Linear MDT-1 and MDT-2 Megacode gate or garage door openers Linear MDTK wireless keypad model Linear MT-1B channel visor block coded transmitter Linear MT-2B channel visor block coded transmitter etc.
I have been involved in numerous garage door lawsuits where many different reasons for an injury have occurred. Having been retained as expert witness for both plaintiff and defense several common factors have been observed. In many cases unqualified individuals have attempted to repair or install garage doors. They have lacked the knowledge skills or even the basic required tools to perform the work safely and properly. I have been hired as an expert by garage door manufacturers and installers to defend claims that they are not responsible for alleged product defects. In most cases the components that failed failed as a result of abuse or improper installation on the part of the end user. As stated above the installation of many garage doors is not appropriate for an untrained person.
These doors can be chain driven either manually or can be automated using electric motors. Roll up doors require more frequent evaluation and servicing than a standard overhead garage door. The tracks that are mounted vertically on both sides of the garage opening need maintenance and cleaning more frequently and are often blocked by foreign obstructions or damaged by collision of some type. These roll up doors are often held open by some type of ratcheting action. Proper balancing of these doors is often more important than an overhead type of door as the weight of these type of doors is normally much greater than an overhead door.