A garage door isn’t just an entrance - it actually does several jobs at once. Your garage door is also a vital security feature for your home, as well as an important aesthetic element. Despite this, we rarely give much thought to our garage doors. A good model can last several years, meaning that a homeowner may only learn about the wide number of choices on offer when the time finally comes from a replacement.
Indeed, choosing a new garage door is a long term commitment, and one that deserves some careful consideration! There are a huge number of choices both in terms of design and materials, with additional features like remote-activation on offer for those who want that additional level of luxury.
The cost of buying and installing a garage door can range between £300 and around £3,000, depending on the materials and features included with your chosen design. Be sure to book a professional garage door installation service with a home security specialist if you want your door to last - an incorrect installation could spoil your investment and put your property at serious risk from opportunistic thieves.
We are all used to seeing the standard one-piece ‘up and over’ design for garage doors. Classic, reliable and available in a huge variety of materials, designs and colours, it is easy to see why they are such a popular choice. However, you also have other options available:
As with any other home feature, the materials available for garage doors each offer their own advantages and disadvantages besides the initial cost: