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My genie garage door opener keypad bakes in the afternoon sun, fades, blisters and delaminates. Any visually acceptable ideas on a fix? Genie does not offer a weather or sunshield for the KEP-1 keypad

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Can you post a picture? – bib Aug 2 '14 at 18:01
"Any visually acceptable ideas", this makes this question subjective. There's no way for an answerer to know what is "visually acceptable" to you. – Tester101 Aug 5 '14 at 13:30
Build a fake birdhouse like structure with a little thatched roof and 4 paned windows w miniature flowerpots on the sides. – Wayfaring Stranger May 3 '15 at 13:38

An easy visually pleasing solution would be to visit your local hardware or electronics store and look for a weather resistant box with a lid similar to the following (2-Gang Rectangle Plastic Electrical Box shown bellow) :

I couldn't find any dimensions but something of this nature will protect the keypad from the elements. It will require you to do some custom fitting ie: removing the keypad, mounting the box, running the ribbon through and then securing the keypad, but will definitely do the job.

Here is the PDF for the model you have provided that should help you with disconnecting / reconnecting the ribbon cable aka Signal Tail. 2-Gang Rectangle Plastic Electrical Box

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Or go fancy, and build something that looks like a birdbox but has a hinged front face... or maybe even an open face depending on which direction the sunlight is coming from. – keshlam Oct 4 '14 at 18:46
Genie keypad will not fit in that. – Brian Feb 2 '15 at 20:03

Almost everything will eventually fade if left in direct sun light for years. Outside of cosmetic problems, I'd be concerned about batteries leaking or exploding.

Your best bet might be to relocate the keypad to another location like the other side of the garage.

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