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Battery Backup Garage door opener

Are Battery Backup Garage door operators necessary? Every time there’s a severe snowstorm, a downpour of rain, or a car accident with a power pole causing an outage, are you forced to open and close your garage door manually?

Lifting your garage door can take a toll on your back and arms. For some people, it’s just physically impossible, so they’re stuck in the house until the power comes back on. Or they are forced to ask a neighbor for help. Frankly, the last thing you want to do is stand on top of a car in the dark, flashlight in hand, trying to disengage the motor to open the garage door.


The Need for Battery Backup Garage Door Operators


Your garage door is either hard-wired into your home’s electrical system or plugged into an outlet. Either way, if the power lines are down, it may be impossible to get out. Imagine not being able to leave your home in the event of an emergency because you can’t get the garage door open.

Severe weather can cause downed trees, which they can knock down power lines. Once you’ve looked over the mechanisms of the garage door, you may be able to open it manually – but the nature of emergencies is that they are unpredictable. What happens if you break the arm on the door that helps you lift it? Now you can’t bypass the garage door opener – precisely when you most need to!


What to do if you cannot get out of your Garage

Joe Wilde Offers 24-hour, 365 Days Emergency Service

The Joe Wilde Company has 24-hour, 365 days-a-year emergency service and can repair all brands of overhead garage doors. But even they can’t do anything about a power outage. That’s why it’s always a good idea to have a battery backup garage door operator.


Battery Backup Openers

Garage door safety & Maintenance

Download our informational pdf on Garage door safety and Maintenance.

A battery backup opener allows you to open and close your garage door even when there is no electricity. However, when you have this backup plan, regular garage door maintenance is still necessary to be sure the door is balanced and will disengage from the motor correctly. During loss of electricity, the battery backup will open and close the door at least ten times; once the power comes back, the battery will recharge itself. And it’s important to check your battery backup opener on an annual basis as well.

Although many new garage doors come with both kinds of openers, some pre-existing garage doors can be attached with aftermarket battery backups. Contact the professionals at the Joe Wilde Company in New Berlin to see if your current garage door opener can be retro-fitted.


Time for a New Garage Door with Battery Backup Operator?

When you lose power, do you disconnect the garage door motor to open it? Have you or a family member ever gotten trapped in the house because they couldn’t get the car out of the garage?

Are you thinking about getting a new garage door installed? Would you like the convenience of a backup battery opener?

The Joe Wilde Company is a third-generation, family owned company that has served thousands of satisfied customers in southeastern Wisconsin since 1945.
For you to choose a door more efficiently, many styles and finishes of garage doors are displayed in the newly remodeled showroom.  At Joe Wilde, the knowledgeable sales staff will answer all of your questions and show you the quality, functionality, and beauty of their products.

The Joe Wilde Company also offers estimates that are free and with no obligation. A sales representative can talk with you at the showroom or come to your home. Joe Wilde is a leader in exterior home products and offers excellent workmanship and service. They are committed to your satisfaction. Call today!