Time to upgrade your garage door? - 10/06/19

Time to upgrade your garage door?


Over time, house exteriors can deteriorate. There’s nothing better than getting new windows and doors fitted to spruce up the outside of your home and make it look clean, tidy and more modern.

Front facing garages can make up to 20% of a house exterior, so it’s a great idea to update your garage door if you find that it’s not functioning as it once did, or if it looks tired and worn.

There are many garage doors available on the market, but how do you choose the best for your property?

Firstly, it’s a good idea to scope out the market and find a garage door which is both insulating for your garage and durable. Choosing the right garage door for your house will depend on the size of your budget, use of the garage and the location of your property. If you live in a coastal location, for example, it might be beneficial to choose a non-rust material which copes better with weather conditions and corrosion.

There are many types of materials to choose from when it comes to garage doors, all of which will have an impact on the overall look. If you’re looking for a more traditional exterior you might want to opt for a wooden door, whereas a metal door will give a more modern, simplistic look.

Here are some different styles of garage doors to consider:


Roller doors

Roller doors are great if you’re short on space as they are vertically tracked so don’t take up much room. This means you can use the garage space right up to the door and still open and close it.


Sectional garage doors

One of the most popular styles of garage doors are sectional. These are doors which lift up and over towards the ceiling, so don’t swing out when opening and closing. These types of doors offer great security and are available in a range of sizes and colours.


Up and over doors

Up and over doors are those which swing out as you open and close them. They come in a range of different materials from cedar wood to fibre-glass.


Sliding garage doors

Sliding garage doors are those which have vertical boarding and slide between sides.

These are great for garages which have low ceilings.


Some garage doors will be suitable for automated functioning. Make life easier by installing an automated system which allows you to control your door from a distance with the use of digital keypads, finger scanners and apps.


Here at South West Garage Doors, we specialise in the supply of high-quality garage and industrial doors as well as gates, security systems, traffic barriers and more. We offer full delivery and installation service for our customers in Cornwall and Plymouth.

If you’re looking to upgrade your garage door, or want to find out more about the other products we offer, get in contact today

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