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Which Garage Door is Best?

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Looking For A New Garage Door

If you wish to buy a garage door, you may be confused by the wide variety of doors on the market. Across the wide selection of doors available, each product has something different to offer. As well as individual advantages and disadvantages. Besides, we all have different preferences and requirements.

With the right information, however, you should be in a position to choose the door that is most suitable for you and your home. In this blog, we will compare the most common garage doors to make it easier for you to choose the one that meets your needs. Let’s get right to it:

 

1. Up and Over Garage Doors

This type of garage door is popular due to its effectiveness and simplicity of use. In addition to being very secure. You can choose from various materials such as timber, steel, uPVC, and more. Depending on your budget and preferences. These doors are best suited for homeowners whose garage size is smaller or bigger than normal due to their variety of sizes.

 

Advantages

  • Available in a variety of sizes
  • Simple to operate
  • Automation option available
  • Secure
  • Made using unique materials

 

Disadvantages

  • Doors not insulated
  • There is a gap between the door and the frame

 

two wooden up and over garage doors on a new build

2. Roller doors

Roller garage doors usually open vertically and then roll into the garage space, leaving a lot of usable space. They are available in different shapes and sizes, and also have varying finishes to suit your budget and colour scheme.

Since these doors don’t use any external space to swing out, they are most suited for homeowners with a short driveway. They are also a good choice if you want to make the most of your garage space. Or if you wish to have a larger space for your car when you park it inside your garage.

 

Advantages

  • Large garage space
  • Good insulation
  • Available in a variety of shapes and sizes
  • Good choice if you want an automated door

 

Disadvantage

  • Only one design to use (horizontal ribs)

 

3. Sectional garage doors

These garage doors open vertically and then slide into your garage’s ceiling space. They are also best suited for homeowners with a short driveway or if you want to maximise your garage’s space. Since they are insulated up to 42mm, they make your garage space comfortable as well as functional. The insulation also does a great job of maintaining the warmth of your entire home.

These doors are also available in different styles as they are made from a variety of materials. Whatever your requirements or preferences are, you can be assured that there will be a product to perfectly fit your style preferences.

 

Advantages

  • Easily automated
  • Perfect for short driveways, thanks to the vertical opening mechanism
  • Easy to achieve maximum drive-through height
  • You can choose to double-skin your door for the best insulation results
  • Suitable for a wide variety of garage entrance sizes and shapes

 

Disadvantages

  • You can’t get extra storage space from the roof area, as that’s where the door slides into
  • They are limited in design (Georgian or horizontally ribbed)

 

4. Automated garage doors

All the garage doors discussed in this article can be automated. That means if you want to upgrade your current door or purchase a new one, you should feel confident about making the move. You can be sure that your automated door will offer great benefits as it will employ only the latest technology.

As if that’s not enough, automated garage doors are easy to use and equipped with useful security features for better access control. Regardless of your budget, there will always be an automation solution that fits your garage.

Door fit installations used for the installation of an automated door should include a CE certificate as standard. When installing the automated garage door be sure to confirm the door fit installations have a CE marking (don’t confuse this with the CE marking of the main product).

 

Advantages

  • Easier access to your garage
  • Improved safety and security features
  • Possible to automate both new and existing garage doors
  • Equipped with the latest technology

 

Disadvantage

  • Adds cost to the garage door

 

In summary,

Above are the main types of doors and why they are a good choice. Whatever your preferences and needs are, you can be assured that there will always be a suitable door for you. Regardless of the choice you make, it’s always advisable that you seek the opinion of professionals to ensure that you get the door that best suits you and your garage.

At Diamond Garage Doors, we only work with the leading garage door manufacturers. So, whether you need garage door installation or garage door repairs, we’re on hand to assist you with the highest quality materials. To find out more get in touch today on 01525 713 600.

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