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Advice when buying a garage door


Many people’s primary concern when choosing a new garage door will its appearance. At Bradford Garage Doors, we also think appearance is important and that is why you’ll find a huge range of styles here.

However, there are other things to take into consideration when choosing your door, including ease of operation, durability and security. With this in mind, ask yourself the following questions before making your purchase:  

What are you going to use the garage for?

Different types of doors are useful for different reasons. For example, if you use garage as a workshop, consider insulated doors, or either roller or sectional doors if you need to create more space, in terms of height or width. Our staff will be able to assess the type of door that you need by asking a few questions. 

What size door do you need?

The size of the door you need will depend on the size of the opening on your garage, which in most cases will depend on the internal frame dimensions.  

What type of security do I need?

Most of the garage doors that we supply include features which provide a high level of security as standard, but if you need extra levels of security, we would be delighted to help to choose a garage door to suit.

What type of finish do I need?

Consider style & finish of existing doors & windows of house and try and complement these in line with garage door.

It would be advisable to choose a door that complements the aesthetic of the rest of the garage and/or house. For example, if you live in an old Georgian farmhouse, it would be sensible to choose a wooden door with a Georgian appearance, rather than a roller door, for example.

Is your garage door vendor a member of the DHF?

Members of the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF)are committed to supplying products to meet the latest regulations and safety requirements, as well as ensuring that its members maintain high levels of technical competence and integrity.

Are you planning to purchase your garage door over the internet?

If so, you must take extra care to ensure that dimensions are correct, as many vendors will not accept returns because the responsibility lies with you in ensuring that you have supplied the correct information when placing your order. Frankly, it is also advisable to speak to experts face-to-face to help accurately ascertain your needs.

If you live in Bradford and would like more advice to help you choose the right garage door, please call us now on 01274 352 303.

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