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Can You Manually Open a Garage Door from the Outside

Having a bit of trouble with your garage door? Forgot your remote and need to open it manually? Don’t get yourself in a fret: these situations happen all the time. Before you pretend you’re Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible and start thinking of elaborate ways to break into your home (no explosives allowed), you should probably read this blog on whether you can manually open a garage door. This will save you heaps of money on explosives and will also spare you from some pretty intense questioning from the police.

Manual doors

If your door is a manual door and doesn’t have a motorised opener, then yes: you can very easily open the door from the inside and the outside. If the door is locked, however, and you’re on the outside of it, you’re going to have some trouble opening it. Call the team at The Garage Door Guys to learn more about the next steps to take if this has happened to you.

Motorised doors

Motorised doors can be opened manually from the outside – but they need to be disengaged from the electric opener first. This is usually achieved by pulling the release cord (red with a red handle) which is obviously on the inside of the door. Failing to do this will damage the opener and possibly wreck your door to

Entry keypad

If you want to create a failsafe for forgetting your garage door remote, then the best way to do this is to install an entry keypad on the outside of your garage. Entry keypads allow you to open and close your garage door using a four-digit code, which you can change at any time, keeping your home secure.

Benefits of using an entry keypad

  • Convenience – when you have an entry keypad to your garage, you won’t have to worry about forgetting your remote ever again. This also means you won’t have to worry about calling your partner home from work just to open the garage door or, heaven forbid, calling a locksmith to get you inside!
  • Security – you can change the code to your garage door entry keypad on a regular basis as a security precaution. Four-digit codes are also very hard for intruders to hack into.

Sick and tired of worrying about where your garage door remote is? Call the team at The Garage Door Guys and get them to install an entry keypad on your garage door. As Adelaide’s award-winning retailer, installer and repairer of garage doors, their services include installing garage door entry keypads. Based on the values of quality workmanship and great value, The Garage Door Guys take care of their Adelaide and Adelaide Hills locals.

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