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How do I open my door when the power is out?

If you are inside your garage, you can manually open your attached garage door by locating the bypass switch. Simply look for the red rope hanging from the mechanism on the roof of your garage.

If you are outside the door, you may have a keyed emergency release bolted into the outside of the door. Simply insert

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How can I tell if my garage door is balanced?

A balanced door should stay in place by the balance on the springs. To test this, close your garage door. Then, unhook the door from the opener, and release the red handle on the emergency release. As you lift the garage door manually to the halfway point, it should stay in place. If it does

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Is it safe to insulate a garage door?

Typically, insulating your own garage door is safe to do. When adding insulation, be sure to adjust your springs to account for the additional weight. There are many different options for insulation including Batt, Blown-In, and Foam Board. For more information on insulating your garage, here is a related article.

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How do I know if I have a broken garage door spring?

Broken springs can be identified by looking for common symptoms:

  • You hear a loud bang – similar to a firework
  • The operator only lifts the door roughly a foot off the ground.
  • One end of the garage door rests on the ground while the opposite end of the door stays roughly 6” off the ground

If

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