Whether you are looking to upgrade your garage door because it is faulty or simply to improve the curb appeal of your property, then there are some things that you need to consider. Purchasing a new garage door isn’t a cheap decision and with so many different options out there to choose from it can be difficult to know what you are really looking for. One thing you should do is look for a reputable company like Hörmann who will be able to offer you a good range of garage doors to choose from, and can advise you on the best one for you if necessary. In this article, we will take a look at some of the factors that you should be looking at when it comes to upgrading your existing garage door.
Garage doors can be made of a range of different materials including wood, steel and aluminium. There are, as you might expect, advantages and disadvantages of all of these, so it is important to take some time to think about what you need from your garage door in order to make the right choice.
If you have a period property, then a wooden garage door may be the most appropriate choice to keep the character of the property. These also offer the most in terms of flexibility of design. However, wood can require a considerable amount of maintenance to keep it looking its best.
Steel usually offers the widest choice of options both in terms of price, colour and insulation. This is the strongest, most durable option and it is also low maintenance. Aluminium is a very good option for humid environments as it is rust-resistant. It’s also the lightest option.
The biggest consideration you should have when it comes to the style of your garage door is functionality and practicality, over aesthetics. This means consider the range of different opening mechanisms that are available and choose the one that is most suited to your preferences and also your property.
A roller garage door is the best option for those who need to save space inside their garage, whilst up-and-over doors are the most affordable, reliable and durable option. A sectional garage door is a very easy to open option that is also durable, and a side hinged door is the quietest option out there. One final option to consider is the automatic garage door. This is a practical option that not only offers easy access but also provides the highest defence against intruders.
There are a number of factors that will alter the price of your garage door. These include the size, material and the type of opening mechanism that you would like. It is important to consider the quality of the garage door that you are looking at rather than the price, as cheaper garage doors are often not made to the best quality and may not fit the space properly. It is likely that over time a cheap garage door will cost you more in replacements and repairs.
If you want to keep maintenance of your garage door to a minimum, then you need to look for something that is low maintenance such as a steel door. If, however, maintenance isn’t a problem, then you could also consider wood.
A good garage door helps to keep your possessions safe so you should consider a door that is durable and has a good locking mechanism. Modern garage doors are much more secure than older ones.