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What are the main garage doors in the UK?

Posted on June 27, 2018 at 10:26 am

Modern technology has helped to manufacture and design garage doors according to requirements in the UK, however, there have been many changes in the industry and there are lots of garage door types, which we’ll now run through in more detail.

Roller Garage Doors

The roller garage door is an ideal choice for homeowners with short passages or space problems. The roller door simply rolls around a cylinder over the opening. The rotary door does not contain swings, overlays, or reduced display. This is often not automatic means you can open the door and enter the garage without leaving your car, which is very useful in bad weather. Most rotary garage doors feature automatic locking mechanism, and because the door is fully integrated into the cavity, lock mechanisms are safely located inside the garage. The automatic roller doors are operated by a remote control which can also trigger the light when it is turned on. So it will not only open the door but the light will ensure you exit the car easily once in the garage. Most rotary doors also tend to be manufactured from aluminium strips. These strips are fairly narrow so that they can spin in the roller inside the garage.

Up and Over Garage Doors

Garage towers roll over and up to the roof of the garage. A typical model will require considerable space, both at the ground level and at the top in order to swing freely. If you have a short trail the main drawback is that you cannot stand near the door because it requires space to swing out to open.

Sectional Garage Doors

These are divided into large sections, opening up to store in the roof of the garage roof. The main feature of this model above the model door is that the door does not need to swing out to open but can be opened by pulling up.

Side Hinged

It opens like a regular door, and it hinges on opening the garage door. Again these doors require space in front of the garage to open the doors first and second room to the door if left after that. These doors are not suitable for narrow or short corridors.

Round the Corner

These doors were actually one of the first kinds, and they were built of timber, and manually moved round the corner. Today these can be automated and some people still choose to combine automation with traditional materials like oak. You then get a sophisticated style that looks great on traditional properties, but the automation part is a contemporary twist.

These are just a few of the many types of garage doors, but if you want to see them all up close and in more detail, it is advised that you visit a local retailer’s showroom to get a better feel for the type of garage door that suits you best.

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Roller Doors for Domestic Properties

Posted on June 3, 2018 at 11:39 am

Domestic roller doors are designed to make homes safer, more secure and more attractive. They are a popular option in the UK due to the multitude of benefits they offer to the average homeowner, giving them the power to change their homes for the better. Choosing a roller shutter door for a domestic property has never been easier. 

When you are in the market for a new garage door, you might be finding that your old one is not doing its job any more. If you start to notice signs like draughts, cold spots and rusty opening mechanisms, then it may be time to think about your options. These are some of the reasons why a roller door is well worth your serious consideration: 

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