Garage. Friday , October 20th , 2017 - 18:46:28 PM
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. An exception to this relates to "do it yourself" garage door kits that are sold at local home centers. A homeowner could install the door because these kits do not come with a professional quality package of hardware that should or would require special knowledge for the installation. These kits do not typically employ torsion springs that would require special knowledge, proper tools, and working skills to install. The doors are typically for light duty use. Professional installation services are often available through a home center to assist a homeowner in need of a specialized installation. As with most trade specific tasks, years of experience working as a professional installer qualifies tradesmen for their contracting license. The average homeowner watching a few television shows that give rough explanations of how to install garage doors is not usually qualified to install his or her own door. These "how to" television shows are no substitute for the many skills acquired after working in the field.
Garages are mostly multi-purpose in most homes. Different family members may come in and out of their garage as garages can be used as a play room for kids, a band practice room for a teenage son, or a work room or workshop for a hobby of a father. Multi-purposes garages are also occupied most of the time compared to vehicle parking area garages. For this reason, a garage owner may decide to equip his garage with garage gadgets and accessories that can make the difference between a good and productive "garage-time" and a poor one.
The most important consideration when considering purchasing garage storage products is determining what you intend to store. It doesn’t make sense to buy a bunch of garage cabinets if your primary needs are to store tall yard tools and sports equipment, you would be better-suited buying garage storage racks or even specialty sports equipment racks.