Most garage doors these days open and close automatically, but there may come a time when you need to open your garage door manually. If the power is out, or if the automatic opener isn’t working for some reason, you can still get into your garage by following a few simple steps. First, locate the release code – this is usually a red cord hanging from the opener unit. Then, pull the cord down to disconnect the opener from the door. Once the opener is disengaged, you should be able to open the door by hand. Just lift the door until it is completely open. To close the door again, simply pull it down until it latches. Keep in mind that you will need to reconnect the opener to the door once power is restored or the issue with the opener is fixed. In the meantime, opening and closing your garage door manually is a simple way to get into your garage without needing any power.