Troubleshooting: Locked Out Of Vault Garage Door
A vault garage is a garage that only has a single entrance and that's through the garage door. Imagine a cave dug into the side of a hill where you can only get in through the one opening. Vault garages are popular in condos and apartment complexes where price is an issue. Unfortunately because price is an issue these garages often don't have proper backups in place when there is a problem. Often landlords expect the tennants to fix the problem! The first step if you are renting is to contact the landlord. They may have an interest. He may be able to even fix it without calling in a professional.
Typical causes are:
The best solution is to plan ahead and test. All other "solutions" are much more expensive and time consuming. Proper solutions are putting a handle on the outside of the door so it can be lifted manually. The second part of the solution is installing an "Outside Trolley Release" as can be seen With this installed it's possible to open the garage door unless there is a problem with the door itself.
Creative Shenanigans To Disengage The Opener
When the door itself is not busted it's remotely possible to do the following:
Problem With The Door Itself
It's going to be expensive. See the last two steps from above. Expect to pay potentially much more than $300.Site Map