How To Open A Garage Door From The Outside

For whatever reason, you may need to get into to your house without using the lock and key. It’s for these unfortunate occasions that getting access through the garage door may be your best bet.

To do this, thread a coat hanger or hooked piece of wire through the top of the door and the emergency latch. Position the wire so it makes contact with the top of the emergency latch. When hooked onto the latch, pull down firmly to straighten out the joint. This should allow the door to be opened as the latch has been loosened.

Its important to note that this method could also be used by someone else trying to break into your garage. So it is important to safeguard your own garage with the correct security. Secondary locks and ground locks work great, adding another level of security to your garage and home.