At some point, we all do it. You pull up to the house in a rush, push the button on the opener, park and then run inside to handle an emergency. Maybe the kids are out playing and need the garage door open, so they can get their toys out and then put them up. Whatever the case, you end up leaving the garage door open overnight or all day while at work. Leaving your garage door open for any length of time can be very risky, for several different reasons. In this post, we’ll cover some of the most important reasons that you should never leave your door open longer than absolutely necessary.
You’re Giving Thieves an Eye Full
Think that leaving your garage door open is fine as long as it’s during the daylight hours? Think again. Thieves scope out the homes they hit well before they attempt to break in, and an open garage door gives them all the information they need to determine if they need to come back to your place. With the door open, they can tell exactly what you have to offer. That includes a wide range of things, including: * Your vehicle(s)
* Lawn mowers and yard equipment
* Power tools and hand tools
* Bikes and Motorcycles
Watch Out for Pests
Human threats are not the only things you should be concerned about. There are plenty of problem characters in the natural world. Racoons, squirrels, mice, rats, even roaches and other insects can easily invade your home when the garage door is up. Perhaps they’re in search of shelter from the cold or heat. Maybe they want to get into that bag of birdseed you’ve got stored in there. Whatever the case, they’ll get in, do a lot of damage, and then attempt to escape again, possibly chewing a hole right through your garage door’s weatherstripping in the process.
The Most Obvious Solution
Many people hesitate when we tell them that our Chamberlain Belt Drive Garage Door Openers come with built in wifi, however, the reasons mentioned above make the case for the necessity of this particular feature. Whether you are sleepily crawling into bed or in a hurry for that all important meeting, ensuring that your garage door is closed and secure is as easy as checking in with your phone. This is a convenience you will really appreciate and can alleviate a lot of worry. To further explore your options for a smooth, quiet Garage Door Opener, please give us a call, we would love to answer any questions you may have! 832-833-2442