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New garage door - what do I need to consider?


When it comes to investing in a new garage door for your home, it’s vital that you don’t jump at the first one you see. There are many things that need to be carefully thought out and considered to make sure that you get the perfect door for you and your needs.

In this article, we will be looking at a few things that need to be considered so that your garage door looks great and operates smoothly for years to come.

What is the garage used for?

For many homes across the UK, the garage is used as a place to store a car – its original function. But it is becoming more common these days for the garage to have an alternative use, whether that be a home office or man cave, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Different garage doors are better suited for different purposes. For example, if you’re maximising the space in your garage as well as parking a car on the drive, a roller garage door is perfect for you, as it operates vertically, saving valuable space.


Security should be at the top of the of your considerations. Some garage doors such as a timber may look fantastic, but they won’t have the same levels of security as a sectional, roller or up and over garage door. Also, a great way of improving security levels is to automate your garage door, as it lowers the number of access points on your door.


As with majority of your purchases, your budget will be a big factor in your final decision. If you have a large budget, you may opt for further features such as enhanced insulation or garage door automation. But no matter which garage door you get, don’t take the cheap option – you should purchase the most expensive garage door that you can afford, as it will be a worthy investment rather than trying to save money.

Bradford Garage Doors supply a range of different garage doors to local homeowners, such as side-hinged doors and roller doors, which can all be automated.

If you have any questions or would like more information, contact us today on 01274 352 303.

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