5 considerations before buying a garage door

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It’s probably not a purchase you’ve made frequently, if at all, so if it’s on your to-do list for the year ahead, take a look at our top 5 considerations before purchasing a garage door. Whether you’re looking for a new classic roller, compact roller, up and over, side hinged or sectional garage door, it should be a considered investment to ensure it serves the right purpose and is both secure and reliable for your home.

Top 5 considerations before buying a garage door in Hertfordshire

1) How to buy a garage door?

First things first, decide what type of garage door you are looking for? Do you want a manual or automatic? How large is your garage frame? How much are you looking to spend? Next, look for an accredited garage door supplier, ideally one that sources doors directly from the manufacturer and offers installation as part of the price.

2) How much is a garage door?

The price of a garage door from a reputable supplier in Hertfordshire will vary significantly based on the material used, the size of the door, and the mechanisms. Beware of purchasing a ‘cheap’ standard garage door which is usually made of less hardy material and more often than not a standard size which may not be compatible to your requirements. It’s recommended to get a quote from a reputable garage door supplier and highlight all your key requirements. Check too to see whether installation is included within the price.

3) Is my garage door secure?

This is quite a tricky question to answer as there’s unfortunately no 100% guarantee that your garage door cannot be broken into depending on the tools used. What you should look out for though when purchasing a new garage door is the strength of the door, ensuring there is a good quality lock mechanism (a euro profile cylinder lock with a good quality handle and internal locking rods) along with strong door panel construction.

4) Which style of garage door is best for me?

This is entirely down to you in terms of what you’re looking for in a garage door, and what you’re storing behind it. Doors come in all sizes, colours and styles, with and without windows, on manual or automated mechanisms. The most important thing to make sure is you’ve purchased from an accredited supplied and ideally it comes with a warranty.

5) Will my garage door be maintained?

It’s probably not a question you’ve considered in the process of buying a garage door but it’s definitely one to think about. Whilst most modern garage doors don’t usually require a large amount of maintenance, it’s good to know whether your garage door supplier offers maintenance as part of the price. These days we all lead busy lives and so having the reassurance that there’s support there if and when you need it is important, particularly with garage doors which usually require a specialist if work and maintenance is required on the mechanics behind the door’s operation.

Looking for more advice on purchasing your garage door? Speak to one of our garage door experts based in Hertfordshire on 01992 630 404 or fill out our quick contact form and a member of our team will be in touch.

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