Garage Doors

How to make an up and over garage door more secure

Posted on August 23, 2021 at 11:29 am

A garage holds a lot of tools and equipment as well as bikes, cars and other valuables.  Here are a few things you can do to make the garage door more secure.

Installing Locking Garage Door Bolts

The locking garage door bolt kits consist of two locking mechanisms and keys. These fit on the bottom of the garage door and secure it to the frame or floor from both sides of the door.

Garage Door Defenders

Garage door defenders feature a bar and a base plate that ensures your garage door cannot be opened beyond the bar, a few millimetres at best. The base plate is fixed to the ground securely, and when the bar is unlocked from the base plate, the garage door can swing up and over freely.

Security Lights

Installing motion-activated lights around your garage will stop an intruder in their tracks for fear of being seen and identified. Though this doesn’t necessarily make your garage door physically more secure, it conveys to burglars that they are not welcome on your property.

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Regular Maintenance of your Up and Over Garage Door

Posted on July 28, 2021 at 8:58 am

When a garage door is used regularly, and the owner does not carry out regular maintenance, the lifting and weight-bearing parts, the door can become damaged.  This damage can cost a significant amount to repair and mean that your garage is out of action whilst you await an engineer.

To prolong the life of an up and over garage door, the owner needs to undertake essential regular maintenance.  This can include using grease and oil on the levers and bolt, ensuring dust and debris are removed from the moving parts and cleaning the door of grime. These small steps can help avoid a hefty bill for replacement parts.

Of course, things can go wrong with the garage door that requires a repair, including rusted nuts and bolts, levers become slightly bent, or wires could snap. Regular maintenance of these areas can, of course, help to identify issues before it becomes a major repair.

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What are the benefits of installing a roller door on an existing garage?

Posted on June 8, 2021 at 8:16 pm

A roller door easily and effectively doubles the value of your garage and often improves its appearance and security. Here’s why:

Increased Security: The most obvious benefit is that a roller door provides greater security than an open style sectional door – especially if you live in a high crime area or have expensive tools and equipment inside the garage. A strong door can be locked, even if there is no power.

Increased Privacy: The closed door of a roller garage door will prevent neighbours looking into your garage and seeing everything that’s stored inside – making it ideal for house

Durable- roller doors are strip doors that are great in all weather conditions and withstand the test of time so make great long term value for money.

Can be used as a manual or automatic- roller doors can be operated by hand, with ease and assist you to enter and exit the garage – even if there is no power

Reduction of Heat Loss: A roller door has better insulation properties than an open sectional door and therefore prevents heat loss during cold weather, yet also maintains a cool environment during the summer months, with its great insulation properties.

Increased security: Roller doors are made from heavy duty materials and provide a high level of security. In most cases roller doors come with a lock that can be operated by key.

Transportable- if you move house, a roller door is easy to take with you should you wish to install it in your new home.

Significant cost savings- A roller door comes at a fraction of the price compared to other types of garage doors. Roller doors are also easy to install which further reduces costs.

There are many great benefits that a roller door can add to your property as outlined above. With that said, finding a trustworthy supplier is another improtant factor when it comes to selecting a new garage door for your home or work place. A supplier should be able to give you details in regards to the materials the door is made from, the mechanism used and the installation process. They should then provide you with a guide on how to maintain the garage door and mechanism system in order to give it a long life. With that said, the garage should also have a warranty when purchased, so look into what the warranty covers, including weather damage, or accidental damage etc.

The benefits of installing roller doors on an existing garage are that it is less work than replacing the entire garage, but also you can keep your old garage doors if they are in good condition. Roller doors require very little maintenance compared to sectional or up and over doors.

So what are the benefits of installing a roller door? Installing a roller door is less work than replacing an entire garage, keeping an existing garage if it is in good condition and little maintenance.

The benefits of installing a roller door are that you do not have to replace an entire garage, if it is in good condition and needs little maintenance. The roller door can be fitted to your current garage with minimal change to the actual garage, meaning less cost and a secure door for your garage. Roller doors are a great choice for any home due to them having low maintenance and being pleasing to the eye. The roller door adds great security to your home as it is solid and locks well, making it hard for intruders to break into. Roller door locks are easy to use and can be locked with one hand, meaning you do not have to fumble through your keys just to lock up.

The roller door has a thin design when it is down, which means that the car will fit without any problems or worries. This especially comes in handy for parking in tight spots or low garages. To make this even better, there are also modern roller door openers, making it easier for you to close your roller door.   Although most people think that all roller doors are the same, there are different types of them on the market. There are different materials to choose from, so this may alter the maintenance of the door, such as steel or wood, both requiring upkeep to prevent them ageing and damaging over time.

There are certainly many benefits to installing a roller door in your home, so now its just down to your choice in material that it is made from.

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Extra protection with scissor gates for your commercial garage

Posted on May 27, 2021 at 12:29 pm

Many businesses want additional protection for their commercial garages, especially if they contain valuable tools to the company. One option would be to install a Scissor Gate outside your garage doors for extra protection. Scissor gates are a unique type of door available to the commercial sector. 

Scissor gates (or accordion gates) are made from high-grade steel and are folding security gates. You can use them in conjunction with other doors, like roller garage doors or on their own. You can also close them when the main entrance is open, allowing you to work securely and maintain airflow. They lock and unlock like a regular door, so they are straightforward to use. 

They come in various colours, widths, and heights and are tailor-made to you and your business to look great and deter thieves.

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What You Need to Know About a Fire Shutter or Door

Posted on April 30, 2021 at 1:18 pm

One incredible safety precaution for any premise is the presence of a fire door or shutter. They help to provide the best protection of premise occupants or visitors if a fire should break out and are highly recommended for any commercial or residential structure that has a high risk of fires. These types of products typically offer fire protection from 1-4 hours and are the perfect addition to the fire and security alarm systems.

Since 1st November 2019, all fire shutters must be fire tested and compliant to the latest standard BS EN 16034:2014 and CE Marked to BS EN 13241-2003. The 2008 certification is not prohibited by law. So, if you are looking into purchasing a fire shutter or fire door, you need to ensure they are up to the most resent standards.

A fire shutter or door, along side a fire alarm security system helps to optimise the fire safety standards of any property.

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