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Electric Garage Doors: What Are My Options?

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If your old timber garage doors have finally given up the ghost, or they do nothing to improve the kerb appeal of your home, it might be time to think about replacing them with state-of-the-art electric doors. Designed for easy use and built to stand the test of time, electric garage doors are, of course, automated, so there’s no more getting out of the car in the pouring rain to open the garage doors, a click on the remote is all it takes to gain access.

The main electric garage door types to choose from include:

  • The Up & Over Style – This ingenious design requires no additional space, as the door lifts, while pivoting up and back, and when fully open, the door is horizontal, just under the ceiling. The door itself is a single panel, which could be hardwood, aluminium, or composite, and with a counter-balance weight, the door rolls smoothly from open to close, and with a remote unit, operation is simple. Very popular and cost-effective, the up & over is perhaps the most common of garage doors in the UK, and for good reason, as this design ticks all the boxes from a homeowner’s perspective.
  • Roller Garage Doors – Stylish and very elegant, residential roller electric garage doors are a refined version of the roller shutter, with aesthetics as a focus. Powder coated aluminium allows any colour you like, and the motor is silent, and with a stunning finish and streamline tracking, the doors will be a major feature of the property.
  • Sectional Garage Doors – Typically, the door comprises of 4 panels that are horizontally stacked, folding into each other when opened. This design does not require space at the front, as everything moves upwards and in, and while they are more expensive than other designs, sectional garage doors bring character to a home.
  • Traditional Side Opening – The door can be hinged on the right or left side, and ground tracking ensures that the weight is fully supported, and it is important that the track remains clean and free from obstruction. You are somewhat limited to size with this design, but a small garage is often ideal for a side opening hinged door.

If you would like to learn more about electric garage doors, an online search will take you to the website of a local specialist and they would be happy to pay you a visit and discuss the many options.






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