Easy guide to buying garage doors

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Garage doors are a great addition to any property and they come in all sorts of styles and sizes with different features too. So if you’re looking to upgrade yours, there are a few things to consider before purchasing. The most important thing is to decide what the main functionality will be for your new garage doors. Maybe you are looking for remote-controlled garage doors this time or a change from timber doors to steel? Perhaps you’ve bought a vintage car that needs to be kept undercover when it’s not being driven? Read on for our guide which we hope will make choosing the perfect doors for you and your home a little easier.

Seek expert advice

Whatever the reason for buying garage doors, it’s vital that you speak to a reputable dealer and installer. You can visit them in their showroom and they will have a wealth of knowledge and will be able to advise you on which doors will be the best solution for you. They will understand that every home is different and each homeowner has different requirements and different budgets too. From functionality to appearance, they will be able to guide you through the process.

Functionality & material

Choosing the working and the appearance of your new garage door will probably be your first step. From side hinged, to up and over, and from sectional, to roller doors, there is plenty of choices out there. You’ll also need to look at the options in materials available. For some, a glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) or PVC garage door to match the front door will be perfect, whilst others may prefer an aluminium up and over garage door. There are also steel and timber styles to choose from with most coming in a fabulous range of colours too.


Modern houses are increasingly using their garage doors as an additional way of entering the house. Garages have also become multifunctional and are being used as utility rooms or playrooms or home gyms and offices. So it’s vital that when you buy your new garage doors that you talk to your installers about security. Look for accreditations and well-known suppliers offering warranties too to give you peace of mind that your belongings will be safe and secure.


Once your new garage doors are installed, it will be easy to forget to look after them. Talk to your installers about regular maintenance and servicing and also for advice on what you can do to keep them operating without any trouble or damage.

AJS Garage Doors have been established installers of quality garage doors for over twenty years and are proud members of the Door & Hardware Federation. We have lots of styles and models to look at in our Cheshunt showroom. Contact us for advice, we are always happy to help.

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