Access your Garage during a Power outage

Power Outage

Lightning = Power Outage

I thought I was the only one! Stuck outside of my garage and the power is out. Sure I could go through the front door, but I need access to my garage! Actually 93% of home owners have experienced a power outage in the last year alone.

It is amazing how dependent we have become on our garage doors. A survey was taken that showed 70% of Home Owners rely on there garage door as the main entrance to there home. If many times we will leave the house without a house key to do a couple errands and rely solely on the key pad for the garage. What do we do though if the power goes out? Some have been locked outside of their homes for several days with no access until the power turns on.

Of course if we are already in side that is easy. We can go into our garage pull the cord, to disengage the opener, and tada! We are now free, but there is another problem, with the power out we have to engage the garage door again. Otherwise our house would be insecure.

The easiest option is getting a garage door opener with battery backup. Both LiftMaster and Chamberlain offer garage door openers with such a feature.

The battery back-up openers control only the doors, not the lights. That’s to save power. The opener will operate for 20 up-and-down cycles, which should get people through almost any power outage.

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  1. As your garage doors age, so does their basic installation hardware, though designed to take them, your garage doors will, actually take a hit from the vibrations severally and daily experienced as they are maneuvered up and down.

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  3. nice post. this should work here, considering central fl is the lightning capital of the US


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