Spring Garage Maintenance Should be a Priority! (Giveaway)

It's spring, and many families are cleaning gutters, giving their cars a tune-up and making sure their storm cellars are sturdy and well-stocked. One part of the home that doesn't get as much attention, however, is the garage -- especially the garage door!  As the heaviest moving appliance in the home, it's very important that it's working properly.  After all, your kids and pets get close to it every day!

The International Door Association (IDA), a trade association comprised of more than 2,000 door and access system dealers and installers worldwide asked Harris Poll to conduct a survey on their behalf of homeowners with garages. Here are some of the more interesting findings:
  • 54 percent have never had a garage door and/or garage door opener safety check performed by a professional garage door/dealer installer 
  • 47 percent have never had a garage door professional inspect or service their garage door(s) 
  • 34 percent admit that no one in their household has ever personally tested the safety features of their garage door(s) and/or garage door opener(s) 
Did you fit into any of the above groups?  Would you like to see the rest of the findings?  The full survey results can be found here.

You can also see basic maintenance tips in this below video:


Wanna Win?  We are giving one lucky reader a $25 Visa gift card for telling us the last time they performed maintenance on their garage door.  Just leave your answer in the comments.

Bonus Entry - Visit the Garage Door Care website and tell us one garage care maintenance tip you didn't already know.  Leave it in the comments for a 2nd entry!

You have until May 8th at 11:59 pm CST to get your entries in.  Limit of 2 entries per person.  Open to U.S. residents 18+ only.

*Consideration received to host the giveaway. Opinions are my own.