If you have yet to replace your garage doors with an automated solution, there are many design options open to you, and the garage door industry is bespoke, meaning the doors are made to fit the aperture. In order to give you some idea of what is possible, here are a few common designs of automated garage doors that are popular in the UK at the moment.
- The Up & Over Design – The most popular of all, the traditional up & over style is ideal if you have limited space, as the door opens inwards and upwards, finishing parallel with the garage ceiling. The door itself can be made from seasoned timber such as mahogany, oak or cedar, or you could choose aluminium or a composite material, should you prefer a maintenance-free solution. There are many colours to choose from, plus the doors are thermally insulated to prevent losing your valuable heat in the cold winter months.
- Roller Garage Doors – This is a streamlined version of the commercial roller shutters you see on retail outlets, and with a local company like Hollington Doors, you can be sure of a first-class installation. As you are approaching your driveway, press the remote button and your doors will effortlessly open, to close again after your car is inside, and the door sections are stored in a covered casement box that sits at the top of the opening.
- Sectional Garage Doors – Usually there are four sections of equal size, which cleverly fold into each other as the door opens, and this style of door can be made from aluminium, steel, timber or a composite material, with a choice of attractive colours. If you would like a quote for new electric garage doors, simply search for a local garage door specialist and they would arrange to send a technician to discuss styles and options. All doors are insulated to help prevent heat loss, and the electric motor would have a long warranty.
The sheer convenience factor is very attractive, especially when it is raining, as you can operate the doors using a small remote unit, and with an annual maintenance visit, your electric doors would perform as they should in all weathers. It is up to you to select the most suitable design, and with millimetre precision, the unit would be fabricated in the factory and installed by the technicians.