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A guide to choosing the right garage door for you


Garage door specialists, Bradford Garage Doors, supply and install a wide range of garage doors. Factors to take in to account when making your choice of garage door include budget, size of aperture, space outside the garage, space in the garage roof, the style of your property, and the amount of maintenance required.

Your available budget may narrow down your choice of garage door. A custom-made door will be more expensive than a standard design. If you have specific ideas about the style of your new garage door, discuss options for obtaining your preferred style within your budget, with the knowledgeable professionals at Bradford Garage Doors.

There is a wide selection of garage doors available in most sizes, but if your garage is a non-standard size, discuss options for competitively priced custom-made garage doors with the experienced garage door team at Bradford Garage doors.

The amount of space available in front of your garage will affect the style of opening you choose. If you have limited space, you may be better suited with a sectional roller door, which opens vertically, and requires no clearance outside. A roller door will take up less space inside your garage roof also. A canopy or retractable steel door is an economical choice but will need a clear space in front of your garage for the opening arc, and lies along the roof when open.

The style of your house may also affect the style of garage door you choose. A modern house may be best suited by a contemporary style of garage door, such as a sectional, roller door in sleek aluminium, while a traditional home may be enhanced by a traditional timber coach house style side hinged garage door.

Garage doors are available in steel, aluminium, PVC, and timber. The amount of maintenance your new garage door will require will be governed by the material you choose. If you like the look of timber, but not the maintenance, consider the range of wood effect finishes available in PVC or metal instead.

For a competitive quote for your new garage door, call the team at Bradford Garage Doors to discuss the many options for a smart new garage door for your garage.

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