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What is The Function of a Battery Backup For a Garage Door Opener?

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Power outages can come at unexpected times and could last hours and in some cases, days. That’s why it’s important to have a battery backup for your garage door, so you’re garage door works even when your power doesn’t. We recommend calling our team at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair to see if it’s time for you to invest in a backup battery.

What is a Backup Battery?

Backup batteries use a small 12-volt battery unit to run even when the power is off. These batteries typically have a 24-hour life cycle when fully charged and can operate up to 20 cycles. A cycle is your garage door closing and opening one time.

When it’s time to replace or recharge your backup battery, your battery will beep or flash a orange or red light every two to 30 seconds. Most backup batteries require four and a half hours of charging before they are fully charged again.

Will a Backup Battery Work With My Garage Door?

Most big garage door manufacturers offer backup battery options for their garage door openers. Some of the manufactures who provide backup batteries include:

  • LiftMaster
  • Chamberlain
  • Mastercraft
  • Genie
  • Linear
  • And More

Most garage door models that are younger than 15-years old will have the option for backup batteries. Call a technician here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair to see if your garage door can support a backup battery.

Why Do I Need a Backup Battery?

Your garage door is one of the most important parts of your house. Without it functioning properly, you and your vehicle may be stuck inside your house. A backup battery ensures you can use your garage door even with a power outage.

While it is possible to open and close your garage door manually in case of a power outage, a lot can go wrong. Your garage door is a complicated machine with many delicate parts. Mishandling one of these parts while trying to manually open or close your door can lead to you needing costly repairs. On top of that, if you forget to reconnect your trolley after manually closing your garage door, anyone can open it manually from the outside, putting you and your possessions in danger.

How Much Does a Backup Battery Cost?

The price of your backup battery depends on the model. Typically the price range is anywhere between $50-$100, with batteries with longer life cycles costing closer to the $100 mark. Some customers prefer to purchase more than one backup battery in case of an extended power outage.

It’s best to call one of our technicians to ensure you get the model that best suits your garage door. We will make sure you find the best value possible.

Contact Us For a New Garage Door Opener

When you decide it’s time for a backup battery, our team at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair is here to help you. We can ensure you get the battery you need at the right price. Be one step ahead of an emergency and get a backup battery for your garage door!

You Can Trust Us for the Job

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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