Thinking About a Pet Door in Your Garage? Why That Could Be a Nightmare

The worst ideas in the world start as good intentions. This is certainly true with pet doors installed in a garage. You want your beloved pet to roam freely, be able to experience the outside and the shelter of the garage at the same time. But there are other threats you probably haven’t considered.

Risk to Pets

When a pet door is installed inside a garage door, your pet becomes overly comfortable with it. So when your door starts to move, your pet isn’t as likely to get out of the way. It’s also possible the door could engage while your pet is using the door. The photo-eyes designed as a safety feature won’t prevent your pet from being hurt.

Security Risk

You might think a person couldn’t fit through your pet door, but it happens all the time. Even if a burglar doesn’t enter directly through your door, they could use the opening to gain access to manually close or open the latch. It’s a risk you don’t want to take.


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Garage Door Repair: How to Fix a Misaligned Track

If your garage door track is out of alignment, this is a serious issue that will need repaired. The track is what the rollers of your door run on in order to move the door up and down. It needs to be perfectly aligned in order to open smoothly and efficiently. It’s a good idea to inspect your track from time to time. Look for gaps between the rollers and the rail, or for any bends in the rail. If either is the case, you likely have a problem. A heavy door can exacerbate this issue and go off track. This can cause serious damage to your door and track. If the door is misaligned, you’ll probably hear it scraping or the door will slow at this spot. This can be fixed by loosening the screws that hold the track in place and gently tapping it with a rubber mallet so it is perfectly straight.