Guide To Buying a Garage

Guide To Buying a Garage Door

A new garage door is an investment that will last for many years and could account for up to 20% of the front elevation of your home.

At first glance, the range of choices can appear confusing with so many styles, different types of operation, finishes and options. So please take your time to explore the various options available from the menu on the left .

There are five types of garage doors available:

  • Up and over doors with canopy lifting gear
  • Up and over doors with retractable lifting gear
  • Side hinged doors
  • Roller doors
  • Sectional doors
  • Each type offers its own benefits.

One-piece doors are traditionally the most popular type of door, offering excellent value for money and a choice of steel. GRP (glass reinforced polyester) or natural timber construction.

Roller and sectional doors are growing in popularity, particularly because they open and close without the arc of travel of a one-piece door. These are ideal for properties with a short driveway or garage as you can park right up to the door itself. Sectional and insulated roller doors also offer the benefit of added insulation – particularly useful if there is a room above the garage or if it is used as a workshop

How do I know the size of door I need and positioning of the frame?

On our website there is a garage door to suit almost all domestic garage openings from 4ft to 17ft wide and 6ft to 10ft high, with a wide range of standard sizes and made to measure options are available on request.

A brief explanation of how to measure for each type of door is shown in this section of the website. We ask you to confirm your measurements by completing our Site Survey Form once you have placed your order. We will double check your measurements and whether you need an in-between fix or back fix door. This helps to ensure that you receive the correct size door for your garage. We will also contact you to confirm your order and discuss any queries if necessary.