How To Open Your Garage Door If You Experience A Power Outage
During the winter months, power outages can be on the rise. Many power outages are due to weather-related causes. Lightning is one of the most common reasons for a power outage. Ice can put increased weight on limbs and can cause them to fall onto your power lines, which causes a power outage. In addition, high winds have the ability to cause objects, such as fallen trees to come in contact with power lines and leave you with no power for a period of time.
Power outages never seem to come at convenient times, do they? Particularly during the winter when we’re all trying to stay warm and avoid the weather conditions, they have an extreme effect on you.
If you experience a power outage and you need to get out of your garage, you are not out of luck. There is a way to manually operate your garage door until your power is restored.
- Almost all garage doors have a bypass for opening and closing. Locate the rope with a handle attached to it (it is typically red in color). Pull the handle and it will disengage the trolley from the attachment point to the rail. This puts your garage door into manual mode. Only activate the handle when it is closed or it might come crashing down.
- If you want to stay in manual mode until power is restored, pull the rope down towards the back of your garage so it doesn’t get caught on the tracks.
- After power is restored you’ll need to reengage the trolley attachment by pulling down on the cord toward the garage opening to prevent the lever from engaging.
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