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I think the right answer is to buy a side access door and cut a hole in the wall to install it in. You've just illustrated one reason those are a "good thing" - leaving in a hurry in case of fire is another.
If the lock is separate from the handle and turns freely, my guess is the handle is the issue, not the lock. Overhead garage doors almost always latch by extending pins through the tracks on either side of the door. It is likely that one of these just got bound due to expansion, contraction, ice lifting, or whatnot. I'd try a couple things before doing ...
Just did this for a neighbor a month ago. Drill it out. Much cheaper buying a new lockset for $20.
The professional service you need is that of a structural engineer, in combination with a contractor or builder. Each professional has a contribution to make and can enhance the work of the other. Internet advice does not suffice for altering structural members in a home. You can get general advice on feasibility by posting photos annotated with ...
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