Garage Door Safety

Garage door and operator safety is critical, and the promotion of safety is beneficial to our industry, your company and the general public.

While the importance of safety is recognized year-round, each May the door and access systems industry recognizes Garage Door Safety Month. This month is especially important for organizations such as the International Door Association (IDA) and the Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA), who use this time as an extra opportunity to raise awareness of and share their dedication to garage door and operator safety.

Here you will find several important tips, resources and tools to ensure that you are choosing the best garage door system for your project.

Resources & FAQs

Promote your company as an ‎expert in safety and build ‎trust in your community with ‎safety video, flyers and ‎answers to the most common ‎garage door questions.‎

Explore Safety Resources

Door and Access Systems

Stay in-the-know on garage doors ‎and access systems with ‎comprehensive safety materials, ‎technical data sheets and other ‎industry information.

Access Materials

Garage Door System Safety

Read the top 11 safety tips for ‎garage door systems, including ‎replacing old springs, checking ‎cables and more.

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Qualified Dealers

To make sure you’re getting ‎the best product, go with a ‎certified dealer. These ‎qualified garage door and ‎operator professionals ‎provide customers with ‎superior service, knowledge ‎and quality of work. Find a ‎Dealer in your area through ‎this search tool.

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Thank you for your interest in garage door and operator safety. IDA and DASMA are two industry associations that ‎together cover the entire garage door and access systems industry -- from raw materials to installation and ‎maintenance. Learn more about each organization below.‎

The International Door Association (IDA) is a ‎nonprofit trade association representing door and ‎access system dealers and suppliers all over the ‎world. The association includes the vast majority of ‎garage door dealers, manufacturers and individual ‎technicians in the door and access system industry, ‎and provides resources in the name of advocacy, ‎education and collaboration with likeminded ‎organizations. IDA’s goal is to advance the industry ‎with increased professionalism and product quality ‎unmatched by any other industry.

Learn More About IDA

The Door & Access Systems Manufacturers ‎Association (DASMA), formed in 1996 and ‎celebrating 25 years of service to the industry, is ‎North America's leading trade association of ‎manufacturers of garage door and access ‎products, including sectional doors, rolling doors, ‎high performance doors, garage door openers, ‎vehicular gate openers, access control products, ‎and suppliers to the industry. DASMA, acting ‎through the united efforts of its members, is the ‎industry’s voice for regulatory, technical, and ‎product issues affecting safety, market growth, ‎and acceptance of the product categories ‎manufactured by member companies.‎

Learn More About DASMA