How To Choose The Best Garage Door For Your Home

Thu, Sep 14, 2023


Garage doors are more than merely a functional element of your home. They also play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and security of your property – not to mention the impact they can have on your home’s aesthetic appearance!

Choosing the right garage doors for your home can be tricky if you don’t know much about the options out there. That’s why we’re here to walk you through everything you need to know to make an informed decision and choose the best possible garage doors for your home!

Types Of Garage Doors

Understanding the various types of garage doors available is key to choosing the perfect style for your property! Factors such as your home’s architectural style, whether it’s a period property, available space, budget and insulation requirements are all factors that should be considered. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the various options:

Sectional Garage Doors

Sectional garage doors are one of the most popular choices due to their versatility and space-saving features. These doors roll up along tracks, making them extremely efficient in terms of space so if you need to store lots of items or are short on space, sectional garage doors can be a life saver!

Sectional garage doors are a great choice for those prioritising energy efficiency. Thanks to flexible, weather resistant seals on all four sides of the door, wind, rain and snow will be kept out and maintain a consistent temperature within your garage. Additionally, our insulated galvanised steel panels with advanced coatings provide superior UV resistance which ensures excellent insulation and helps to maintain the high-quality finish and appearance of your doors for many years to come.

Safety and security are paramount when it comes to your home and our sectional garage doors are designed with a range of features to keep your family safe. Fingertip protection features help to prevent injury and finger trappings whilst electrically operated doors stop immediately if an obstacle is detected in the door opening. When in the closed position, sectional doors cannot be forced open, giving you peace of mind.

Whilst sectional garage doors are more of an investment than other types of garage doors, they are generally very low-maintenance and will remain a robust element of your home for many years to come.

Roller Shutter Garage Doors

Electrically operated roller garage doors are a fantastic choice for homes as they are equipped with a range of features that ensure safety, security and efficiency and are available in a wide variety of colours and finishes to suit your home’s appearance and architecture.

At Cheshire Industrial Doors, we have designed our roller shutter doors with tons of standard features that give you peace of mind. Firstly, they are equipped with a safety brake, the fully CE compliant anti-fallback feature prevents the door from free-falling in the unlikely event of a motor failure. Auto-locks ensure that our doors provide security against possible intruders by preventing the door from opening when in the fully closed position. Furthermore, a photocell feature detects physical obstruction with an advanced infra-red beam that ensures the door is reversed automatically if interrupted.

For additional peace of mind, our roller garage doors can be equipped with a light-grid system, low-level override system and a  battery backup system for further security.

Whether you opt for roller garage doors or sectional garage doors, we can work with you to ensure your choice is the right one for your home and the way you live! If you’d like to upgrade your garage doors and provide additional security for your home, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our friendly team!

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