For Release: March 18, 2008
Garage Door Inspection DVD Created for InterNACHI Members
Cleveland, OH – North America’s two garage door associations have joined forces
to produce a 14-minute training DVD for InterNACHI members. This professionally
produced DVD, released to home inspectors in March, was developed by leading garage
door engineers and technicians, with input from several professional home inspectors.
“Home inspectors have often asked for this kind of training,” says Chris Long,
IDA’s managing director. “We realize that home inspectors play a pivotal role
in disseminating reliable safety information to homeowners at a crucial time.”
The DVD demonstrates how to conduct a thorough inspection of a typical sectional
garage door and garage door opener. The 10-point inspection, which covers all
critical safety issues, can be conducted in less than five minutes.
The DVD was funded and created through a joint effort of the International Door
Association (IDA) and DASMA. IDA represents garage door dealers, and DASMA represents
the garage door and garage door opener manufacturers.
In recent months, DASMA and IDA presented a preview of the DVD to home inspector
audiences in Providence, R.I., and Memphis, Tenn. Joe Hetzel, DASMA’s technical
director, says, “Home inspectors were impressed with how this quick inspection
can help them spot potential safety problems.”
The DVD/checklist is approved for 30 minutes of continuing education at InterNACHI.
The DVD includes a 10-point checklist that can be printed from a computer. A
copy of the DVD can be purchased for $15 from IDA (800) 355-4432, firstname.lastname@example.org
) or DASMA (815) 285-3861
). Bulk pricing is available.