By Garage Shapeups Blog Guest Author: Brain Kreston
If a home were a book, an electric garage door would be a quiet and insignificant character - barely noticed day to day as it obediently responds to demands.
This might be the case in most homes, but not one in which both a teenager and a senior citizen are learning to drive at the same time. In this case, an electric garage door can become an object to outfox for the youngster and a source of trepidation for the "oldster" - and an object for both to misjudge and miscalculate.
Life has rarely been routine since my daughter and mother decided it would be "cool" to go through driver's education together. As they bond over studying the rules of the road - and I add up the damage to my garage door from their assorted mishaps - I've laid down what might be called the "Rules of the Garage."
Some of these safety tips are born from experience; others were provided by one of the few garage door companies that care about its customers' safety. Collectively, they have become a new family mantra, recited quickly before one of them - the main characters in our daily family drama - even thinks about grabbing the car keys:
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The author of this page is Nick Dixon, owner of Garage Shapeups and Lifetime Epoxy Floors.