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Automatic or Manual Garage Door? Which should you choose?


The garage door industry is vast, with so many different types of products on the market available for properties of all sizes, domestic or commercial. So when it comes to investing in a new garage door it can be difficult for Bradford property owners to know which would be best suited to their needs, an automatic or manual garage door.

So, what are the differences? To help you along the way, the Bradford Garage Doors team have prepared this short article to point out the pros and cons of each.

Automatic Garage Doors


  • They are much easier to control and operate
  • They come in a range of colours and sizes
  • Strong and sturdy
  • Very good insulation properties
  • Most come with manual override features
  • Long lasting


  • They take longer to install and need a professional like Bradford Garage Doors on hand to sort
  • They need more maintenance work to ensure that they operate smoothly and safely
  • More expensive

Manual Garage Doors


  • Easy to install
  • Good insulation
  • Come in a range of colours and sizes
  • Weatherproof
  • Much more affordable


  • Harder to operate and control
  • Can be dangerous in harsh weather conditions if they fall

At Bradford Garage Doors, we stock and install a vast range of quality Hormann garage doors ideal for every home and commercial property in the West Yorkshire area. If you would like to hear more about any of our products or would like to speak to a member of our team about working out which garage door would be best suited to you, please get in touch with us today on 01274 352 303

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Why us?

  • Over 30 years garage door experience

  • Competitive prices to suit all budgets

  • Local, professionally trained Bradford engineers

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  • Highest quality doors - Hormann Main Dealer

  • Proven track record in Bradford