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  Nov 1 2020

How to Open Garage Door When Power is Out

Power outages can be caused by a major disturbance to the electrical grid, a windstorm, a snowstorm, or a hurricane. Unfortunately, if the garage door opener in your property is without a battery backup, you may be locked out during such an emergency power outage. It becomes worse if you don’t have an idea of how to open your garage door manually.

Since the garage door installation, repairs, or replacement of any type of garage door is like bread and butter to the experts at Bob's Advance Garage Doors. We have developed this guide for homeowners and everyone else who wants to know how to open the garage door when power is out.

Let’s get started.

Your First Consideration Should Be Safety

In a bid to open the garage door during an emergency situation, most people get themselves hurt. That is why safety should be your first priority and below are some safety precautions.

Unplug the Automatic Door Opener: 

Doing this keeps you safe because the power may come back on while you are attempting to open the garage door.

Never Use the Emergency Release When the Door Is Open

The weight of the door could come crashing down if you use the emergency release. This could cause a major accident.

Use the Manual Lock: 

 As the automatic lock on your garage door is inactive because the power is out, you should use the manual lock. The procedure for using the manual lock is found below.

Opening a Garage Door from the Outside

The first step to opening a garage door from the outside is to put the door into manual mode by unlocking the emergency release cord. You have to locate the emergency release kit and also unlock the emergency release cord. However, the corresponding keys must be available before you could perform this simple task. Then follow this procedure.

Unlock the Garage Door: 

Under the emergency release kit, you will find another handle that keeps the door closed. Use your key to unlock this handle.

Manually Pull the Garage Door Straight Up

This is the time to lift the garage door. If you are not fit or strong enough to do this, call a neighbor, or anyone at home. It is also safe to ensure that the door stays open before driving your car inside the garage.

Do not leave the door open

Make sure you close the door by pulling it down from the inside.

How to Open a Garage Door Manually From the Inside

Another option is to access your home by entering through the front door to open the garage door from the inside.

We will always emphasize safety for any recommended procedure. So, the first thing is to disconnect the power cord to the automatic door opener. Then unlock the door by using the dedicated keys.

Locate the Emergency Release Cord

This can easily be found because it has a red handle and hangs from the center rail of the garage door track. Once it is located, pull down the emergency release handle. This will allow you to open the door manually.

Lift the Door To Get Your Car Inside.

Pull up the door and make sure it stays open before getting your car in. After that, you must have to close the door to keep your loved ones and valuables safe.

Call an Expert!

If the procedure is overwhelming, don’t worry, call an expert. At Bob's Advance Garage Doors, we will arrive within the shortest time possible. No matter the weather condition - windstorm, snowstorm, or a hurricane, we will come to your rescue.

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