Summer is here, and with it comes the potential for storms. With the increased chance of a power outage and damage to your garage door, it’s time to take precautionary measures. Don’t get trapped during a power outage; install a backup battery system for your garage door opener before summer storms strike.

What Is a Battery Backup System?

Your garage door opener usually operates on the power to your home, but in the case of a power outage, a traditional system would be inoperable. A battery backup system is a small battery-operated unit that will power your garage door system in case of a power outage. Some models house the battery within the motor casing (the shell of your opener), while others are added to the casing’s exterior.

What Are the Benefits of a Battery Backup System?

The benefit of a battery backup system is just that—it has your back! In the event of a power outage, you can still open and close your garage door. This feature is helpful for everyday inconveniences and essential in an emergency. Your battery backup system will keep your garage door system working when the power goes out due to

  • Summer storms
  • Frozen power lines
  • Natural disasters
  • Power line maintenance

Can I Get Battery Backup with My Current Garage Door System?

Battery backup can be added to nearly any garage door system. Some older models may not be compatible with battery backup, but most systems manufactured within the last 15 years should have the necessary setup to accommodate battery backup. If you have an old garage door opener, a battery backup feature is something to consider when you purchase a new one. If you’re uncertain whether your system can utilize battery backup, you contact your local garage door retailer. 

How Do I Purchase a Battery Backup System?

Battery backup systems can be purchased through your local garage door specialist. A representative will be able to match you with the best backup system for your opener and even install the battery backup for you.

What Will Happen If I Don’t Use a Battery Backup System?

If you don’t have a battery backup system, you will still be able to manually operate your garage door. If this is the route you choose, you’ll want to install a safety lock on your door track so an intruder won’t be able to open your garage door in the event of a power outage.

If you’re in need of garage door repair in Iowa, contact WD Door. Whether your door is broken, stuck, or just needs a tune-up, the professionals at WD Door are here to help. Don’t let summer storms leave you trapped—call WD Door today!