How To Manually Close Garage Door
Most people rely on their power garage door opener to gain access to the interior. However, you may find yourself seemingly stuck if the power goes out or the opener fails. But, there’s no need to fret! You can still get in and out of your garage even if the power isn’t on or there’s an issue with the motor. Here’s what you need to do.
You’ll need to disconnect the garage door from the opener to close the door manually. While this sounds complicated on the surface, it’s actually very simple. Most garage doors have an emergency release handle, and it’s normally connected to a bright red rope that hangs from the garage door rail. It’s near the top of the door itself and should be fairly obvious once you start looking for it. If you don’t see a rope there, you may have a residential jackshaft opener. In this case, you’ll find the emergency release handle near the bottom of the motor.