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Spotlight on SeceuroGlide Roller Doors

Published on 15 January 2020

When it comes to selecting the most suitable garage door for your home, there are so many products on the market that it can be difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff. With all of them offering lots of very technical sounding benefits, what most of us could do with is a simple and accurate rundown of the various doors we’re considering helping us make the right decision.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Published on 17 November 2019

We’ve put together a selection of questions we are often frequently asked by potential customers to hopefully help answer some of your own queries you may have before engaging in our services. However, if you do not see the answer to your question please give our friendly team a call at your local branch and we’ll be happy to help.

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Hormann Side Hinged Garage Doors

Published on 07 May 2019

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’ve seen a consistent rise in the sale of side hinged garage doors. Even in the face of technological advances, the tried and trusted system of side-hinged panels set in a sturdy subframe seems to be the one that has the most appeal. It’s possible that it’s the convenience that is the deciding factor; side hinged garage doors are easy to open, without any heavy lifting to worry about. It could be the safety aspect, or it could be that they offer superlative security. Whatever the reasons are, we’re delighted to say that Hormann has raised the bar, with the release of their range of Hormann side hinged garage doors.

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Summertime Security

Published on 30 April 2019

As many homeowners know only too well, the advent of summer tends to bring with it a rise in the number of burglaries and break-ins. With valuable items, such as barbeques, tools and bicycles finding their way into the garage, thieves work that little bit harder to help them find their way out. In addition, it’s the time of year when many people decide to go on their holidays, leaving their houses unattended for weeks at a time. With garages being the prime target and a direct entrance into the home, we thought we’d put together a few anti-burglar tips for you.

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When Should you Buy a New Garage Door?

Published on 27 March 2019

Just as a new garage door can add value to your home, improve its security and help to lower your energy bills, an older garage door can do just the reverse. However, beyond it looking unsightly, there’s also the question of safety to consider. Garage doors that are past their sell-by are hazards waiting to happen and it’s best to consider replacement before something disastrous occurs. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’ve put together a list of some of the most common warning signs.

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Choose your Style with the Garage Door and Automation Company

Published on 8 March 2019

From increasing the value of your home to reducing the cost of your energy consumption, there are a variety of reasons to buy a new garage door. However, while insulation, soundproofing and security are hugely important factors, we find that many of our customers struggle when it comes to deciding which style of garage door is best for them. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’ve put together a quick guide to help you make the right choice.

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Roller Garage Doors Vs Sectional Garage Doors – Which is best for You?

Published on 25 February 2019

If you use your garage to house valuable objects or to store tools – let alone your car or motorbike – you need to know that the garage door you choose offers the best security possible. However, it might also be that your garage’s appearance is even more important to you. If you’re considering selling-up or letting your home, you’ll know that visual appeal can be an equal consideration. Sectional and roller garage doors offer excellent security, but which is the best for your needs. At the Garage Door Automation Company, we’ve compiled a quick checklist to help you choose the garage door that’s best for your needs and your budget.

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A Short Drive to your Garage Door

Published on 12 February 2019

If you are one of the thousands of homeowners who has a short driveway, you’ll be aware of all the problems that come with it – particularly when it comes to your garage door. Parking close to your garage door can be difficult, especially if you want to avoid it ‘kicking out’ and clipping the end of your car. Unfortunately, shorter driveways are part of the deal for many houses and the increasing numbers of new-build developments. If you always park your car in the garage, then it’s not a major worry. However, if you use your garage for storage or as an extra part of your home, then it can present itself as an obstacle. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’ve got the perfect solution to this all-too-common predicament.

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2019: Year of the Garage Door?

Published on 10 January 2019

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to give your home a facelift, don’t overlook its largest moving part: your garage door. Whether you’re selling-up or just want to keep your home looking its best, a pristine garage door helps to create that all-important first impression and can even add value to it. However, knowing where to start can be tricky. 2019 looks set to have a few types of garage door hogging the spotlight, so here’s the Garage Door and Automation Company’s guide to what’s going to be hot in the year ahead.

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Keep your Garage Warm this Winter

Published on 18 December 2018

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’ve noticed a sharp rise in the demand for insulated garage doors, particularly within the last decade. Winters seem to be getting colder and many of our customers are determined to keep their fuel bills down and not allow the temperature to prevent them from using the valuable extra space offered by their garage. Replacing your old garage door with a modern, insulated garage door can help you keep control of the cost of heating your garage and keep the space functional, even in the depths of winter.

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The Age of Steel

Published on 30 November 2018

Steel continues to be the most popular material of choice for those buying new garage doors. However, steel garage doors don’t all have to look the same: thanks to advances in paint, laminates and glazing components, you can find the garage door that perfectly complements your home. However, while it might be incredibly flexible when it comes to aesthetics, it offers an awful lot more on top. If you’re considering upgrading your current garage door to a new one, here are some reasons why you might want to choose steel over anything else.

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A Guide to Garage Door Security

Published on 8 November 2018

With the nights drawing in, would-be thieves and burglars are afforded greater opportunities to carry out crime. You’ll find plenty of articles on the Internet telling you that your garage door needs to be as secure as possible, for obvious reasons. However, at the Garage Door and Automation Centre, we find that giving our customers a good grounding in how garage door security systems work can help them make an educated choice on which is the best for them. If you’re considering buying a new garage door and want to know a little about how the security side of things work, read on…

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Timeless Beauty: Wooden Garage Doors

Published on 25 October 2018

There are few homes that wouldn’t benefit from the visual impact provided by a wooden garage door. With the range of finishes and colours available, even the most modern of homes can be complemented by the timeless beauty of wood. However, wooden garage doors aren’t for everyone. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’ve seen more than our fair share of customers who’ve been advised to buy wooden garage doors, only to discover they weren’t informed about the level of maintenance and care they require. We’ve built our reputation on ensuring that we only provide our customers with the garage doors that are best for them, and with all the information they need to make an educated choice. With that in mind, here’s our guide to the pros and cons of buying a wooden garage door.

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Roller Garage Doors: Which is Best?

Published on 19 October 2018

Roller garage doors have raised the bar in practicality and versatility. However, if you’ve decided that a roller garage door is the best for your garage, don’t be fooled into thinking that one roller garage door is much the same as another. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we offer an extensive range of garage doors and can tell you that there’s a huge range to choose from. However, this doesn’t have to be a daunting prospect; here’s our quick guide to buying the best roller garage door for your needs.

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Wooden Garage Doors: Get the Look, without the Maintenance

Published on 26 September 2018

Wood is a superb material. Aesthetically, there’s very little to rival it, from the knots, whorls and grain of a rustic finish, to the sleek, varnished chic of a modern design. However, while it’s certainly got the ‘wow factor’, wooden garage doors aren’t for everyone. While your wooden furniture might seem to suffer the day-to-day wear and tear of life, wooden garage doors have to put up with a lot more! From wind and rain, to temperature changes, the Great Outdoors can impact significantly on wood. If you don’t have the time to maintain a wooden garage door, there are alternatives that will bring you the look, without having to worry about the upkeep.

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A Quick Guide to the Garage Door that might be Best for You

Published on 18 September 2018

There are plenty of factors that can influence your decision, when choosing a new garage door. You might want to consider its energy-efficiency, its soundproofing abilities and you’ll certainly be influenced by the amount of space it takes up. In addition, there are the aesthetics to think about; does it look right? And let’s not forget about the issue of security! While you could spend forever deciding which garage door you’re going to buy, we’ve created a quick guide to which ones are best-suited to which garages…

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Beyond the aesthetics of a garage door

Published on 08 August 2018

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we know that certain things such as the style, finish and colour of a garage door have an enormous impact in helping you decide which garage door is the best for you. Beyond that, our customers like to be assured that the door offers optimum security and the best in energy-saving properties. However, there is one part of the garage door that is often overlooked; one that can be just as important as its aesthetic qualities: the opening mechanism…

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Why Buy Roller Garage Doors?

Published on 24 July 2018

Buying a new garage door requires careful consideration and thought. Roller garage doors are becoming increasingly popular, partly because of their aesthetic appeal and their functionability. However, they also come with further benefits, making them a superb investment as well as the largest moving part in your home. Read on to discover why you might want to consider roller garage doors to replace your existing ones…

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In Praise of Aluminium Garage Doors

Published on 10 July 2018

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’ve become aware of an increase in the number of our customers purchasing garage doors. While wooden garage doors and steel garage doors remain eternally-popular, aluminium garage doors are enjoying something of a renaissance. We set our team to find out why and they’ve come up with four fantastic reasons why you might want to consider this material for your new garage door…

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Older Garage Doors: Replacement or Repair?

Published on 02 July 2018

If your garage door is more than 10 years old, the chances are that it’s going to be showing signs of wear and tear. Higher-quality garage doors might offer some resilience, but even they will start to deteriorate over time. A garage door is the largest moving part in your home and can have an enormous visual impact on its appearance. Deciding whether to replace or repair yours can be a big decision and one that many people are uninformed about. Here are our top three tips to give you a good idea of which option to take…

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Garage Doors: Make Mine a Double – or should that be two Singles?

Published on 25 June 2018

Whether you’re having a new garage built or you’re giving you’re existing one a makeover, you’ll find plenty of factors to consider. One is whether you need to have a large, double door installed or whether two single doors would be the better option. While, ultimately, it comes down to personal choice, there are some things to think about that will ensure the decision you make is the right one…

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Garage Door Repairs: Steer Clear of the Conmen

Published on 20 June 2018

Conmen and scam artists operate in every avenue of business. Just as there are ‘cowboy’ builders, you’ll also find that there are ‘cowboy’ garage door repair companies. In a situation when your garage door needs urgent attention or replacing, it’s all too easy to settle for the first company that you come across on the Internet. However, it tends to be during these stressful situations that you can overlook the essentials and fall foul of scammers. We’ve compiled a checklist to help ensure that you only employ reputable installers…

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Preparing for Garage Door Safety Month

Published on 04 June 2018

Did you know that June is National Garage Safety Month? Across the UK, garage door manufacturers and installation companies are encouraging homeowners to carry out safety checks. Not only could this save you significant sums of money and keep your garage door working at its, but it could also help to prevent injury or even safe a life! If you’ve never conducted a garage door safety test before, here are our top tips on how to get it done, quickly and safely…

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Child-proofing your Garage

Published on 19 April 2018

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’re becoming more and more aware of people using their garages to provide an extra space for their children. With a little bit of thought and care, there’s no reason why the garage shouldn’t be used by little ones. However, there are a few things that are often overlooked, so we’ve compiled a checklist of a few that will help to make your garage that much safer…

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Has your Spring sprung?

Published on 04 April 2018

If you happen to be around when one of the springs in your old garage door decides it’s had enough, you’ll know all about it! Springs aren’t shy about announcing when they’re past their expiry dates: you’ll hear a very loud bang or, at the very least, a heavy, thumping sound. However, the actual damage rarely looks that bad: the worst you’re likely to see is that the spring has snapped. At this point, you might think that it looks like an easy-enough job to tackle on your own. However, with garage doors weighing, on average, 100kgs, it can be a very dangerous process; one that should only be undertaken by a professional…

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The benefits of using an experienced Garage door company

Published on 20 March 2018

When buying a new garage door, most people tend to look only as far as the finished product; the delight of owning a pristine garage door that does exactly what it’s supposed to is a pleasing and satisfying experience. However, we hear countless horror stories from people who’ve bought their garage doors from inexperienced garage door companies and had them fitted by inexperienced installers. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’re entering our fifth decade as the South West’s premiere garage door installation specialists and we thought you might be interested to learn why, in our opinion, experience is paramount when it comes to investing in the largest moving part in your home…

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Is your Garage Door a hazard waiting to happen?

Published on 09 March 2018

It’s no secret that garage doors that are past their prime can have a significant impact on the appearance and the value of your home; two important considerations if you’re considering selling or renting your property. However, even if you’re not, the ramifications of having a garage door that isn’t working properly or is looking run-down can be serious. We’ve put together a list of some of the most important reasons why you might want to consider replacing your existing garage door with a new one…

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Don’t get caught out in the cold! How to prevent your Garage Door from freezing up this winter

Published on 22 February 2018

As we’re enduring one of the coldest winters on record, and with the mercury often plunging below zero, there’s plenty of ice and snow around. In conditions such as these, it’s not uncommon for garage doors to freeze shut. This can result in damage to a variety of the mechanisms, locks and moving parts – particularly if you try and force the door open! While the installers and engineers at the Garage Door and Automation Company can deal with frozen doors, it’s far better to prevent them icing up in the first place. Here are our top tips on how to prevent your Garage Door from freezing up this winter…

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Keeping the burglars at bay from your garage in the winter

Published on 05 February 2018

Winter provides the perfect conditions for career-burglars. Long, dark nights offer plenty of cover and the number of homeowners who leave the country for a spot of much-needed sunshine means there are plenty of potential targets. While many people protect their homes from intruders, fewer invest in securing their garages. However, considering that the garage is often a place where valuable tools and other equipment is stored, it’s something well worth doing. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’ve put together our Top Four Recommendations for Beating the Winter Burglars…

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Fitting Garage Doors: Behind or Between?

Published on 15 January 2018

When you’re deciding to invest in a new garage door, an important consideration will be the opening space and whether the door should be fitted behind it or between its parameters. While you might first think that this is a decision that’s made based entirely upon aesthetics, there are some other points to consider…

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Should I buy my new garage door online?

Published on 03 January 2018

The Internet has opened-up endless possibilities, where shopping is concerned: whatever you want is only a mouse-click away. However, there are certain items that people still prefer to buy, in person, such as clothing. When it comes to buying a new garage door, there’s plenty out there, but the question is: should I buy my new garage door, online? …

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How Green is your Garage?

Published on 20 December 2017

The cost of household energy is rising at its fastest, in four years. Despite the proposed cap on household energy prices, a recent report has found that these bills count for 2.4% of household expenditure. While many homeowners are looking within their own four walls to find ways of keeping the costs down, there is one avenue that tends to go overlooked. With garages being our business, we’ve put together some ideas to help you cut back on your energy bills, while focussing on your garage…

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Protect your car with a new Garage Door

Published on 04 December 2017

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we invest a lot of time talking to our customers. When we’re making recommendations or giving advice, we make it our business to learn everything we can about their garages – even down to what it’s used for. Over the last few months, we’ve discovered that the majority of homeowners tend use their garages for storage, rather than parking their car. While this is completely understandable, there are some things that you ought to take into consideration before you decide what you’re going to use yours for…

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How much should you spend on a new garage door?

Published on 28 November 2017

Get it right, and buying a new garage door should be a once-in-a-lifetime investment; twice, at most. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’re well aware that the cost of a new garage door is one of the biggest considerations for our customers. However, because the sizes and shapes of new garage doors can vary wildly, it’s very difficult to suggest what a ‘ballpark figure’ might be. Instead, we’re going to take a look at the factors that influence the cost. If you’re considering investing in a new garage door, read on…

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Which Garage Doors require the least maintenance?

Published on 15 November 2017

We know from our customers that garage doors with a low level of maintenance are a very attractive proposition. However, even with the most durable of garage doors, there’s going to be some work involved: your garage door is the largest moving part of your home and faces the punishment dealt out by the elements, day in, day out. There’s plenty written about maintaining the mechanics of a garage door, so we’d like to focus on the door itself. Whether you’ve got a panel garage door or a roller door divided into ‘curtains’, there are still a few things you can do to extend the lifespan of yours – but which type of garage door requires the least maintenance?…

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Beating Burglars with Better Security

Published on 06 November 2017

With the nights drawing in and the evenings starting earlier, it’s an unfortunate fact that burglaries will inevitably rise. One of the most-targeted parts of a home is the garage; often, it’s where valuable items are stored, there’s little in the way of CCTV and, more often than not, it’s unoccupied. In addition, older garage doors offer little in the way of security: the older they are and the older they look, the greater appeal they have to opportunist thieves and career criminals. However, replacing your garage door with a new one can give an extra layer of security to your home and even reduce your insurance premiums, at the same time….

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Keep your Garage Warm in Winter!

Published on 31 October 2017

The temptation for many homeowners is to think of their garage as an entirely separate space, rather than as part of the home. As a result, their energy-efficiency is often overlooked, which could be wasting unnecessary energy – particularly in the winter! With November looming and Christmas on its way, it’s time to consider why your garage might be getting chilly and how you could save yourself some money…

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Do I need a Single or a Double Garage Door?

Published on 18 September 2017

This tends to be a question asked by homeowners converting an existing garage or who are building a new one: do I need single or double garage doors? While it might sound like a last-minute consideration, this is one of those decisions that has a lot of mitigating factors and making the wrong decision can result in a hefty bill! If you’re trying to decide whether you need single or double garage doors, here are a few things you might like to consider…

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Your Top Three Questions Answered!

Published on 05 September 2017

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we regularly share the benefits of our experience and expertise with our customers. As you might expect, there are certain questions that we are asked, about garage doors, on a regular basis: questions that are important to you and, as a result, are important to us. Sharing those questions with you can be a good thing, because you might not have thought of them!…

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Spring Cleaning your Garage Door – in the Summer

Published on 23 August 2017

With it looking, at last, as though we might have our first decent summer in who-knows-how-long, the conditions are right to give your garage door some much-needed TLC, after the cold, wet months of autumn and winter. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we want our customers to enjoy their garage doors for as long as possible, so we’ve created a checklist of things you can do to ensure your door lasts and continues to function to the best of its ability…

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Sectional Garage Doors – the Basics

Published on 08 August 2017

Every industry has its own jargon; terms and phrases that are bandied between professionals. However, at the Garage Door and Automation Company, we know that industry-speak can be off-putting for our customers so, wherever possible, we like to bring everything back to basics and communicate in plain English. Sometimes, even the descriptions of garage doors can be confusing which, when you’re making a significant investment into what is likely to be the largest moving part in your home, isn’t a good thing. We thought it might be helpful to lay the foundations down of some of our products – starting with sectional garage doors…

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Top 10 Things you might not know about Garage Doors

Published on 31 July 2017

With over 30 years’ worth of experience and expertise in advising, recommending, repairing and installing garage doors, we like to think that we know our industry well. We also know that the reasons people want new garage doors vary almost as much as the extensive range of materials, finishes, styles and colours that we offer our customers. We also love a bit of trivia!…

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The Five Questions you need to ask when Buying a New Garage Door

Published on 7 July 2017

Buying a new garage door is one of the best investments you can make for your home. If you’re selling, it can add as much as 7% to the overall asking price. It can have a positive impact on your home’s EPC rating and lower your fuel bills. On top of that, a new garage door can add extra security and soundproofing to your garage, keeping your valuables safe and minimising noise levels from the inside and out. However, at the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’re also aware that this investment is a big one – so it’s important you get it right, first time…

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Does your Garage Door have ‘Curb Appeal’?

Published on 26 June 2017

When it comes to selling your home, you want it to look its absolute best. You want it to have, what they call in the trade, ‘curb appeal’. Curb appeal is the immediate visual impact carried by your home’s appearance. It’s well-known that, inside the home, the kitchen is the room that makes the first impression. However, what’s also understood is that the appearance of the home’s exterior also carries the same weight – and the part that the majority of people notice first is the garage door…

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Which Garage Door is the best for Coastal Living

Published on 9 June 2017

With five offices spread across the South West, many of our customers enjoy the benefits of living close to the sea. Alongside the bonuses, such as the warmer weather, having a beach on your doorstep and the laid-back pace of life, there are some disadvantages – particularly when it comes to garage doors. Garage doors for coastal homes have to put up with a bit more than inland ones and, at the Garage Door and Automation Company, we find that there are some factors that are often overlooked. Here’s our handy guide to the best garage doors for living by the coast…

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Summer Lovin’ – for your Garage Door!

Published on 23 May 2017

With winter’s fingers losing their grip on the weather, it’s time to get out the garden shears and the strimmer and get your garden looking its best for summer. The beginning of the sunny season is when your garage door sees the most use – particularly compared to its relative inactivity during the colder months. We tend to find that it’s during these weeks that we hear the most reports of problems with garage doors, primarily because they haven’t been tended to during the winter. However, we’ve put together a checklist of things you can do during the summer, to keep your garage door functioning at its best…

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Which is the best Insulated Garage Door for your Garage?

Published on 09 May 2017

Insulated garage doors have become increasingly important to our customers, over recent years. A professionally-installed insulated garage door can help to reduce energy bills, keeping your garage warm in winter and cool during the summer months. In addition, modern garage insulated doors benefit from super weather seals, helping to keep leaves, rain and dust out of your garage. The big question is: which is the best insulated garage door for your garage?…

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Secure your Garage Door with Seceuroglide!

Published on 24 April 2017

Adding an extra layer of security to your home is one of the most important factors when considering replacing your existing garage door. According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics, there were over 6million incidences of crime against households, in the year ending December 2015. In addition to the trauma and emotional impact of crime of this sort, there are the financial ramifications to consider: victims of domestic burglaries not only suffer the indignity and grief of losing treasured and costly items, but can also face the prospect of increased home insurance premiums. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we know that domestic burglary is a serious business, which is why we’re proud to offer some serious solutions to keeping your garage safe…

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Roll on the Summer – with Seceuroglide!

Published on 18 April 2017

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we pride ourselves on being able to offer the best products to our customers – and at the best prices! With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, now’s the time to assess how the winter has treated your garage door. If it’s looking past its best or isn’t operating like it used to, you might be considering replacing it. If that’s the case, we’re proud to be able to offer you our range of Seceuroglide garage doors – with a little extra that’s exclusive to the Garage Door and Automation Company…

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The Benefits of a GSM Door

Published on 17 March 2017

In case the term is a new one to you, we ought to explain that GSM stands for Global Systems for Mobile communication. In essence, this means that you can control your garage door, using your mobile phone; no need to attach a remote control to your keyring – just use the thing that you carry with you every day. GSM garage doors have a SIM integrated into the control unit, so you simply call your garage door! Since the call is never answered, it doesn’t cost you anything. But what are the other benefits of GSM-controlled garage doors?…

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10 Signs your Garage Door needs Replacing

Published on 01 March 2017

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we often hear the question, “How do I know if I need a new garage door?” To help you decide whether it’s time to go out with the old and in with the new, we’ve compiled a list of 10 symptoms that mean it’s time to think about replacement…

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GSM: Phone Your Garage Door!

Published on 13 February 2017

Global Systems for Mobile communication are finding their way into every aspect of our lives – and now you’ll find them in your new gate and garage door! At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’re pleased to announce that we’re able to supply and install some of the best GSM-operated gates and garage doors on the market. If you haven’t come across GSM systems yet, then you’re in for a treat; these are set to revolutionise the way we operate our gates and garage doors…

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A Newcomer’s Guide to GSM Systems

Published on 01 February 2017

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we make it our business to keep an eye on the latest technology emerging in the garage doors’ industry. GSM systems are the next step in the evolution of the largest moving part in your home, adding efficiency and convenience. However, GSM systems are relatively new tech and many people haven’t heard of them. Here’s our Newcomer’s Guide to GSM…

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Top Tips to Improve your Garage Door Security

Published on 16 January 2017

During the winter months, the garage really comes into its own as a place for storage. In addition to housing the car, your garage may well act as a winter home to a variety of valuables, such as tools, electrical equipment and items that there is no room for in the house. However, winter also brings with it longer and darker nights, which provide the perfect cover for thieves and opportunist burglars. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’re often asked how to better secure garage doors, so we’ve compiled our top tips…

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Happy New Year from the Garage Door and Automation Company!

Published on 03 January 2017

It’s a New Year and that means a new start. For a good few of us, here at the Garage Door Automation Company, there are a few personal challenges that have been set in the form of New Year’s Resolutions. However, resolutions don’t just have to be about lifestyle changes; this could be the year that you improve your home. Don’t forget about the single, largest moving part of your home: Your garage door…

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Is it Time for a New Garage Door?

Published on 23 December 2016

Time, the elements and daily use will take their toll on a garage door. The first thing you’re likely to notice is its appearance: chipped paint, dents and dings and maybe a spot of rust here and there. The good news is that most cosmetic damage can be easily taken care of. However, if your old garage door isn’t working properly, then it might be time to think about replacing it…

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What you might not know about a new garage door

Published on 19 December 2016

Thanks to leaps in technology, research and design, modern garage doors offer much more than functionality. A new garage door can help you protect your home, reduce energy bills, sell your home and even add value to it; modern garage doors do much, much more than open and close…

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Leaves on the Line: November Tips for Garage Doors

Published on 22 November 2016

Garage doors put up with an awful lot: they can help deter intruders, improve energy-efficiency, reduce sound levels and even add value to your home. Keeping your garage door clean and properly-maintained and working is important all year-round but, as the temperature drops, it can become even more so. While most of us tend to remember things such as lubrication and touching up rust-spots, the garage door has another enemy – in the form of fallen leaves…

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A New Garage Door: Energy Efficient in Winter

Published on 07 November 2016

When it comes to keeping your home warm and your fuel bills down, the chances are you’ve got the basics in play: loft insulation, cavity insulation and double-glazing. Not only do these help to keep you snug during the colder month, but you’re also making your home more energy-efficient – whether you’re more concerned with the cost of fuel or the size of your carbon footprint. However, if your thoughts haven’t extended as far as your garage, then your home might not be using energy as efficiently as you might think…

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Is your Garage ready for Winter?

Published on 20 October 2016

The nights are getting darker, all the leaves have fallen and there’s a definite nip in the air: winter’s coming. But, while leaves might be falling, many people are worried that their fuel bills are rising. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’re well aware that many people treat their garage as a separate entity where, perhaps, they ought to be seeing it as an extension of their home. ..

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Look after your Garage Door and It’ll Look after You!

Published on 14 October 2016

As winter draws in, many of us find ourselves preparing for the cold, wet weather and the long, dark nights. Right across the country, boilers are serviced, radiators tested and lofts are insulated, to combat the lower temperatures. However, usually because it’s not a living space, the garage often goes overlooked and your garage holds one of the most important lines of defence against the cold, the elements and intruders: your garage door…

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Preparing for a Wet Autumn

Published on 27 September 2016

According to the long-term weather reports, this autumn looks set to be a wet one! At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we like to share the benefits of our years’ worth of experience and expertise with our customers. While we might not be meteorologists, we know that the weather can have a profound effect on old garage doors. One of the most recurrent problems we hear about is the rain. More specifically, we hear about ran leaking under old garage doors. If this is you, read on for tips on how to keep your garage dry…

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Why Buy a New Garage Door?

Published on 08 September 2016

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’re well aware that the garage door is one of the most-overlooked features of any home. It’s easy to do: the garage door quickly becomes part of the furniture and problems are either forgotten about or simply become part of your daily life. However, if left too late, these things can all conspire to put your garage door out of commission. But, before you get that far, there are a number of reasons you might want to consider investing in a new garage door…

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The Garage Door and Automation Company Celebrates Three Decades in Business!

Published on 02 September 2016

To mark thirty years of excellence within the garage door industry, the Garage Door and Automation Company, covering the South West, is inviting you to be part of the celebrations, with a prize draw…

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How to Prepare for your New Garage Door

Published on 25 August 2016

We’re often asked by our clients if there’s anything they should do in advance, to prepare for a new garage door. While our installers are fully-qualified professionals and are prepared to take care of every aspect of the job at hand, there are a few things you can think about, that’ll make things go as smoothly as possible…

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How to Tell If You Need a New Garage Door

Published on 18 August 2016

Your garage door is the largest moving part of your home and can add value to your home, improve its appearance, add security and even help to bring down the cost of your energy bills. However, time and wear and tear can affect its overall performance and see it past its sell-by. We’re often asked how to tell if a new garage door is necessary. Here are our top tips to see if you do…

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Five Things You Might Not Know About New Garage Doors

Published on 15 June 2016

In the last few years, garage doors have enjoyed something of a renaissance. As a result of the peaks and troughs of the housing market, garage doors have been discovered to deliver much more than securing space. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’ve compiled a list of things that our customers are often surprised to learn about a new garage door…

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The Most Overlooked Part of a New Garage Door

Published on 08 June 2016

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’re more than happy to share our experience and expertise with our customers. We’ve been selling the best in garage doors and gates for forty years and, in that time, have accumulated a wealth of knowledge. When choosing a new garage door, the majority of our customers focus on the fundamentals, such as style, colour, security and energy-saving properties. While these are important parts of a garage door, there’s one that is rarely raised: the mechanism…

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Give your Home a Facelift with a New Garage Door!

Published on 25 May 2016

A report by the National Association of Estate Agents has revealed that a well-fitted, well-maintained and attractive garage door can add anything between 1% and 5% to the value of your home. However, whether you’re looking to sell or not, it can be reassuring to know that a relatively-small investment can have such positive financial ramifications. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we cheerfully offer advice to those who want to breathe new life into the way their home looks. Here are a few pointers to help you make the right decision…

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Save Energy with a New Garage Door

Published on 25 May 2016

The pressure’s on for most of us to achieve optimum energy efficiency within our homes. With the government looking to reduce the country’s carbon-footprint by 2020, we’re starting to see more onus placed on things like EPCs and the use of renewable energy. However, there’s one facet of a home that’s a potential energy-saver and, yet, is often overlooked: the garage door…

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Closing the (Garage) Door on Crime

Published on 19 April 2016

The garage is probably the most vulnerable part of any home. Not only does it tend to act as a store-room for valuable tools and equipment, but it also tends to be the chosen point of access for opportunist thieves and professional burglars. Many break-ins are as the result of carelessness: home-owners making the schoolboy error of forgetting to lock the garage door, when they are out. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we know that one of the most important considerations for our customers is the security offered by their new garage door. Here are out top tips towards ensuring that your garage door is as secure as it can be…

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What’s Behind the Green Door?

Published on 19 April 2016

For many of our customers, choosing a door that has been created in accordance with environmentally responsible practices is an important factor. With the government looking to significantly reduce the country’s carbon footprint and with your home’s energy-efficiency having the capacity to affect the saleability of your home, it’s an idea that more and more people are waking up to. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we offer a range of doors, made by companies who uphold their obligations to the environment, strictly and effectively. Perhaps the company that’s making the greatest headway is Hormann…

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Side-Hinged Garage Doors: Are They for You?

Published on 23 March 2016

With a huge variety of garage doors on the market, choosing the right one can, sometimes prove daunting. At the Garage Door and Automation Centre, we like to give our customers the benefits of experience and expertise, in advising them which type of garage door might be the right one for their needs. Side-hinged garage doors have a fabulous visual appeal, but there are other benefits to choosing them for your garage. Read on, to find out whether side-hinged garage doors are right for you.

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The Secrets of Sectional Garage Doors

Published on 16 March 2016

Sectional Garage Doors are among the most popular types of garage door on the market. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we liaise very closely with our customers to help them decide which garage door is the best for them. In many circumstances, sectional garage doors provide the answer. However, their appeal goes far beyond their aesthetic qualities; read on to find out why a sectional garage door might be the perfect solution for your needs.

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Why we Love Hormann Doors

Published on 10 Feb 2016

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we make it our business to supply our customers with only the best products and the best service available. While we stock a range of doors, from a range of manufacturers, we do find that Hormann garage doors are consistently among our best-sellers. We cheerfully recommend them, but we thought it might be interesting to explain why…

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Style and Substance

Published on 10 Feb 2016

When you’re choosing a new garage door, it’s important to take into account functional qualities, such as insulation, soundproofing and security. However, at the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’re more than aware that there is another, equally important, factor at play: style…

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Wooden it be lovely? The pros and cons of wooden garage doors

Published on 15 Jan 2016

Wooden garage doors are among the most popular kinds of door on the market. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we like to keep our customers informed before they invest in what is likely to be the largest moving part in their home. While many wooden garage doors do offer the security, insulation and soundproofing of their metal and aluminium counterparts, they do come with their own problems…

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Beyond the Garage Door

Published on 15 Jan 2016

Garage door security doesn’t start and stop with the door itself; there are other measures you can take to improve its function as a deterrent and a barrier to would-be-burglars. However, if your garage door isn’t up to scratch, then that certainly needs addressing…

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Hanging Christmas Lights on Your Garage Door

Published on 09 Dec 2015

With Christmas hard on our heel we, at the Garage Door and Automation Company, thought it might be time to answer an important question: how do you hang Christmas lights on your garage door? It might seem a daft question but it’s one we’re often asked during the festive season – and one you want a proper answer to, if you don’t want to damage the largest moving part in your home. So, without further ado, here are our top tips to letting Santa know where you live – without regretting the decision after the presents are unwrapped…

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Don’t Forget Your Garage Door

Published on 09 Dec 2015

A new garage door very quickly becomes part of the furniture and is easy to forget about. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’re all-too-familiar with this: the only time people remember their garage doors are either when they stop working or become so weather-beaten that they actually start to detract from the look of the home, rather than complementing it. You can certainly prevent a lot of the wear and tear to what is the largest moving part of your home, with a few, simple maintenance tips…

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An MOT for your Garage Door

Published on 26 Oct 2015

At the Garage Door and Automation Centre, we pride ourselves on supplying our customers with the best garage doors, specific to their needs and requirements. A garage door is a sound and sensible investment, which can reduce the costs of your energy bills, add a significant layer of security and even act as a barrier against sound levels…

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The Insulation Factor

Published on 26 Oct 2015

As late autumn slides into winter, we, at the Garage Door and Automation Company, tend to see an upsurge of interest in insulated garage doors. Insulated garage doors offer huge benefits to those whose garages are attached to their homes, however they also pack a few aces up their sleeve for those whose garages are separate entities…

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How a New Garage Door can protect your home in Winter

Published on 30 Sept 2015

If the papers are to be believed, the UK is bracing itself for the worst winter since 1950. At the Garage Door and Automation Centre, we’re often surprised by homeowners who don’t give their garage doors the consideration they deserve – especially during the later months of the year…

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Is Your Current Garage Door an Open-Invite to Burglars?

Published on 30 Sept 2015

At the Garage Door and Automation Centre, we’re well aware that one of the most important considerations for our customers, when it comes to buying a new garage door. However, we’re also surprised by the state of many of the garage doors in the UK; garage doors that act as a go-ahead for many opportunist and professional thieves…

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How Much Maintenance does your Garage Door need?

Published on 07 Sept 2015

One of the deciding factors in buying a garage door is how much maintenance it requires. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’re well aware that there are a lot of myths and half-truths flying around that might be persuading homeowners to invest in the wrong type of door for their needs. So, it’s time to set the record straight and let you know just how much maintenance your garage door needs.

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Understanding Garage Door Security

Published on 07 Sept 2015

A question we regularly hear at the Garage Door and Automation Company is “how secure is the door.” It’s a question we try and answer as best we can, but there are so many variables in the mix that it’s often hard to give a definitive response. The best advice we can offer is to try and understand what your door might be up against, which will help you choose the best one for the job.

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The Benefits of Aluminium Garage Doors

Published on 10 Aug 2015

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’ve noticed that most of our customers tend to think that steel garage doors are the only option. While steel has its benefits, advances in garage door technology mean that aluminium is becoming the material of choice for those in the know. But what is it that gives aluminium garage doors over their traditional counterpart?

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Hormann Entrance Doors – Sturdy Steel

Published on 10 Aug 2015

Not everyone knows it but, at the Garage Doors and Automation Company, we don’t just deal in garage doors! In our infancy, we were often asked advice on the best entrance doors available on the market; doors that provide superb security, reduce energy wastage – and even manage to look stylish at the same time. In fact, we were asked this question so much that we decided to research the best doors for the job and ended up stocking them, ourselves…

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The Benefits of Aluminium Garage Doors

Published on 10 Aug 2015

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’ve noticed that most of our customers tend to think that steel garage doors are the only option. While steel has its benefits, advances in garage door technology mean that aluminium is becoming the material of choice for those in the know. But what is it that gives aluminium garage doors over their traditional counterpart?

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Garage Door and Automation Co at the Search Awards 2015

Published on 11 Jun 2015

Tuesday, the 9th of June was an important night for South West Business for Garage Doors and Marketing Source, who discovered they were finalists at the maiden ceremony for the Drum Search Awards. Held at the Marriott Grosvenor Square, the event was the first of its kind to officially represent the online search industry in the UK…

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In Praise of Insulation

Published on 21 May 2015

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’ve noticed an increase in the number of insulated garage doors being sold to our customers. While there’s been plenty written about the energy-saving properties these doors offer, there are a few more factors that have put these doors back in the spotlight…

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Insider Secrets to Choosing a New Garage Door

Published on 16 April 2015

Each and every member of member of staff who works at the Garage Door and Automation Company is trained to rigorously high standards. As a result, we verse them in the industry secrets to helping our clients choose the garage door that’s right for them…

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Selling up? Add Value to your Home with a New Garage Door!

Published on 16 April 2015

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we know that your garage door is probably low on the list when it comes to preparing to sell your home. However, we also know that, according to a study by Stratamark Research, 75% of estate agents believe that a new garage door can add between 1% and 4% to value of your property…

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The Importance of a Quality Garage Door

Published on 02 March 2015

Garage doors have come a long way over recent years. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we always try and recommend the best quality doors for our clients, bearing in mind practicalities and budget…

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The Secrets of Well Kept Garage Doors

Published on 02 March 2015

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, one of the most commonly-diagnosed problems reported by our installers is from clients who aren’t aware of the importance of lubricating their garage doors…

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The Mechanics of Choosing a Garage Door

Published on 20 February 2015

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we sell, install and service an awful lot of garage doors. As such, we know what’s important to our customers when it comes to choosing the right one. Generally, people are interested in the price, the material used and the security benefits. However, there is one aspect of a garage door that can inform the type you choose – and that’s the mechanism involved…

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How Secure is your Garage Door?

Published on 20 February 2015

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we know that one of the most important considerations for our customers is the security offered by their new garage door. Read on and we’ll take you through the security offered by some of the most popular types….

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New Year – New Garage Door

Published on 19 January 2015

With a New Year upon us, many homeowners look at their homes with critical eyes and start to think about how they might improve them. One of the most over-looked aspects of any home is the garage door. However, there are a number of reasons why replacing your garage door ought to be higher up the list than it probably is…

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Garage Doors Winter Tips

Published on 19 January 2015

With British winters becoming more unpredictable, many homeowners like to take precautions to keep their homes operating at maximum efficiency, in the colder months…

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Achieving Constructionline Membership

Published on 16 December 2014

We, at the Garage Doors and Automation Company is pleased to announce our membership with Constructionline…

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What our Constructionline Membership means for you

Published on 16 December 2014

At the Garage Doors and Automation Company, we love the opportunity to share a bit of good news – especially when it benefits our customers!
We are pleased and proud to announce that we have been accepted for membership by Constructionline. This is more than just a feather in our cap: this is a development that has active advantages for anyone who uses our services…

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Choosing the Roller Door that’s Best for You

Published on 28 October 2014

The problem with choosing a roller garage door is that, to all intents and purposes, they all look much the same. However, at the Garage Door and Automation Company, we know a few little secrets that we’d like to share with you…

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How to Pick the Garage Door that Suits your Home

Published on 06 October 2014

Much has been written about the benefits of having a new garage door installed – but mainly from a functional perspective. We know that there’s a lot more to a garage door than what it’s capable of: style is an important part of the decision…

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The Top Three Reasons to Install a New Garage Door

Published on 06 October 2014

If your garage door is more than 10 years old, the chances are that it’s getting past its sell-by-date. However, at the Garage Door and Automation Company, we know that deciding to install a new one can be a consideration that drops further and further down your ‘to-do’ list…

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Top 5 Tips for Garage Door Safety

Published on 26 August 2014

According to statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), around 13,000 suffer injury at the hands of their garage door, each year. Around 60% of these injuries are sustained in crushing or pinching incidents…

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Does your Garage Door grind your gears?

Published on 8 August 2014

A garage door that opens and closes in complete silence hasn’t been invented yet – but there is a difference between normal operating levels and the kind of din that will wake up your neighbours…

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The Benefits of Double and Triple Layer Garage Doors

Published on 27 July 2014

A new garage door is a significant investment to your home, particularly if you choose wisely. With so many garage doors available and so many styles, colours and materials to choose from, deciding on the best one for your home can seem a little daunting…

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Recognition for 25 years service

Published on 3 July 2014

We were recently pleased to recognise 25 years of distinguished service by one of our longest-serving employees, who is based at our Newton Abbot branch. Robert joined us as a carpenter and joiner with a wide experience of high-quality installations…

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Top tips on how to look after your garage door

Published on 1 July 2014

For most people, their garage door is the most visible and largest moving object in their homes. If you’ve replaced your old one, then you’ll want to keep it looking as good as possible and in the best working order for years to come. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we don’t believe in keeping secrets…

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A Quick Guide to the Garage Door that might be Best for You

Published on 18 September 2018

There are plenty of factors that can influence your decision, when choosing a new garage door. You might want to consider its energy-efficiency, its soundproofing abilities and you’ll certainly be influenced by the amount of space it takes up. In addition, there are the aesthetics to think about; does it look right? And let’s not forget about the issue of security! While you could spend forever deciding which garage door you’re going to buy, we’ve created a quick guide to which ones are best-suited to which garages…

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Beyond the aesthetics of a garage door

Published on 08 August 2018

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we know that certain things such as the style, finish and colour of a garage door have an enormous impact in helping you decide which garage door is the best for you. Beyond that, our customers like to be assured that the door offers optimum security and the best in energy-saving properties. However, there is one part of the garage door that is often overlooked; one that can be just as important as its aesthetic qualities: the opening mechanism…

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Why Buy Roller Garage Doors?

Published on 24 July 2018

Buying a new garage door requires careful consideration and thought. Roller garage doors are becoming increasingly popular, partly because of their aesthetic appeal and their functionability. However, they also come with further benefits, making them a superb investment as well as the largest moving part in your home. Read on to discover why you might want to consider roller garage doors to replace your existing ones…

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In Praise of Aluminium Garage Doors

Published on 10 July 2018

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’ve become aware of an increase in the number of our customers purchasing garage doors. While wooden garage doors and steel garage doors remain eternally-popular, aluminium garage doors are enjoying something of a renaissance. We set our team to find out why and they’ve come up with four fantastic reasons why you might want to consider this material for your new garage door…

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Older Garage Doors: Replacement or Repair?

Published on 02 July 2018

If your garage door is more than 10 years old, the chances are that it’s going to be showing signs of wear and tear. Higher-quality garage doors might offer some resilience, but even they will start to deteriorate over time. A garage door is the largest moving part in your home and can have an enormous visual impact on its appearance. Deciding whether to replace or repair yours can be a big decision and one that many people are uninformed about. Here are our top three tips to give you a good idea of which option to take…

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Garage Doors: Make Mine a Double – or should that be two Singles?

Published on 25 June 2018

Whether you’re having a new garage built or you’re giving you’re existing one a makeover, you’ll find plenty of factors to consider. One is whether you need to have a large, double door installed or whether two single doors would be the better option. While, ultimately, it comes down to personal choice, there are some things to think about that will ensure the decision you make is the right one…

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Garage Door Repairs: Steer Clear of the Conmen

Published on 20 June 2018

Conmen and scam artists operate in every avenue of business. Just as there are ‘cowboy’ builders, you’ll also find that there are ‘cowboy’ garage door repair companies. In a situation when your garage door needs urgent attention or replacing, it’s all too easy to settle for the first company that you come across on the Internet. However, it tends to be during these stressful situations that you can overlook the essentials and fall foul of scammers. We’ve compiled a checklist to help ensure that you only employ reputable installers…

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Preparing for Garage Door Safety Month

Published on 04 June 2018

Did you know that June is National Garage Safety Month? Across the UK, garage door manufacturers and installation companies are encouraging homeowners to carry out safety checks. Not only could this save you significant sums of money and keep your garage door working at its, but it could also help to prevent injury or even safe a life! If you’ve never conducted a garage door safety test before, here are our top tips on how to get it done, quickly and safely…

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Child-proofing your Garage

Published on 19 April 2018

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’re becoming more and more aware of people using their garages to provide an extra space for their children. With a little bit of thought and care, there’s no reason why the garage shouldn’t be used by little ones. However, there are a few things that are often overlooked, so we’ve compiled a checklist of a few that will help to make your garage that much safer…

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Has your Spring sprung?

Published on 04 April 2018

If you happen to be around when one of the springs in your old garage door decides it’s had enough, you’ll know all about it! Springs aren’t shy about announcing when they’re past their expiry dates: you’ll hear a very loud bang or, at the very least, a heavy, thumping sound. However, the actual damage rarely looks that bad: the worst you’re likely to see is that the spring has snapped. At this point, you might think that it looks like an easy-enough job to tackle on your own. However, with garage doors weighing, on average, 100kgs, it can be a very dangerous process; one that should only be undertaken by a professional…

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The benefits of using an experienced Garage door company

Published on 20 March 2018

When buying a new garage door, most people tend to look only as far as the finished product; the delight of owning a pristine garage door that does exactly what it’s supposed to is a pleasing and satisfying experience. However, we hear countless horror stories from people who’ve bought their garage doors from inexperienced garage door companies and had them fitted by inexperienced installers. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’re entering our fifth decade as the South West’s premiere garage door installation specialists and we thought you might be interested to learn why, in our opinion, experience is paramount when it comes to investing in the largest moving part in your home…

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Is your Garage Door a hazard waiting to happen?

Published on 09 March 2018

It’s no secret that garage doors that are past their prime can have a significant impact on the appearance and the value of your home; two important considerations if you’re considering selling or renting your property. However, even if you’re not, the ramifications of having a garage door that isn’t working properly or is looking run-down can be serious. We’ve put together a list of some of the most important reasons why you might want to consider replacing your existing garage door with a new one…

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Don’t get caught out in the cold! How to prevent your Garage Door from freezing up this winter

Published on 22 February 2018

As we’re enduring one of the coldest winters on record, and with the mercury often plunging below zero, there’s plenty of ice and snow around. In conditions such as these, it’s not uncommon for garage doors to freeze shut. This can result in damage to a variety of the mechanisms, locks and moving parts – particularly if you try and force the door open! While the installers and engineers at the Garage Door and Automation Company can deal with frozen doors, it’s far better to prevent them icing up in the first place. Here are our top tips on how to prevent your Garage Door from freezing up this winter…

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Keeping the burglars at bay from your garage in the winter

Published on 05 February 2018

Winter provides the perfect conditions for career-burglars. Long, dark nights offer plenty of cover and the number of homeowners who leave the country for a spot of much-needed sunshine means there are plenty of potential targets. While many people protect their homes from intruders, fewer invest in securing their garages. However, considering that the garage is often a place where valuable tools and other equipment is stored, it’s something well worth doing. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’ve put together our Top Four Recommendations for Beating the Winter Burglars…

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Fitting Garage Doors: Behind or Between?

Published on 15 January 2018

When you’re deciding to invest in a new garage door, an important consideration will be the opening space and whether the door should be fitted behind it or between its parameters. While you might first think that this is a decision that’s made based entirely upon aesthetics, there are some other points to consider…

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Should I buy my new garage door online?

Published on 03 January 2018

The Internet has opened-up endless possibilities, where shopping is concerned: whatever you want is only a mouse-click away. However, there are certain items that people still prefer to buy, in person, such as clothing. When it comes to buying a new garage door, there’s plenty out there, but the question is: should I buy my new garage door, online? …

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How Green is your Garage?

Published on 20 December 2017

The cost of household energy is rising at its fastest, in four years. Despite the proposed cap on household energy prices, a recent report has found that these bills count for 2.4% of household expenditure. While many homeowners are looking within their own four walls to find ways of keeping the costs down, there is one avenue that tends to go overlooked. With garages being our business, we’ve put together some ideas to help you cut back on your energy bills, while focussing on your garage…

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Protect your car with a new Garage Door

Published on 04 December 2017

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we invest a lot of time talking to our customers. When we’re making recommendations or giving advice, we make it our business to learn everything we can about their garages – even down to what it’s used for. Over the last few months, we’ve discovered that the majority of homeowners tend use their garages for storage, rather than parking their car. While this is completely understandable, there are some things that you ought to take into consideration before you decide what you’re going to use yours for…

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How much should you spend on a new garage door?

Published on 28 November 2017

Get it right, and buying a new garage door should be a once-in-a-lifetime investment; twice, at most. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’re well aware that the cost of a new garage door is one of the biggest considerations for our customers. However, because the sizes and shapes of new garage doors can vary wildly, it’s very difficult to suggest what a ‘ballpark figure’ might be. Instead, we’re going to take a look at the factors that influence the cost. If you’re considering investing in a new garage door, read on…

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Which Garage Doors require the least maintenance?

Published on 15 November 2017

We know from our customers that garage doors with a low level of maintenance are a very attractive proposition. However, even with the most durable of garage doors, there’s going to be some work involved: your garage door is the largest moving part of your home and faces the punishment dealt out by the elements, day in, day out. There’s plenty written about maintaining the mechanics of a garage door, so we’d like to focus on the door itself. Whether you’ve got a panel garage door or a roller door divided into ‘curtains’, there are still a few things you can do to extend the lifespan of yours – but which type of garage door requires the least maintenance?…

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Beating Burglars with Better Security

Published on 06 November 2017

With the nights drawing in and the evenings starting earlier, it’s an unfortunate fact that burglaries will inevitably rise. One of the most-targeted parts of a home is the garage; often, it’s where valuable items are stored, there’s little in the way of CCTV and, more often than not, it’s unoccupied. In addition, older garage doors offer little in the way of security: the older they are and the older they look, the greater appeal they have to opportunist thieves and career criminals. However, replacing your garage door with a new one can give an extra layer of security to your home and even reduce your insurance premiums, at the same time….

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Keep your Garage Warm in Winter!

Published on 31 October 2017

The temptation for many homeowners is to think of their garage as an entirely separate space, rather than as part of the home. As a result, their energy-efficiency is often overlooked, which could be wasting unnecessary energy – particularly in the winter! With November looming and Christmas on its way, it’s time to consider why your garage might be getting chilly and how you could save yourself some money…

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Do I need a Single or a Double Garage Door?

Published on 18 September 2017

This tends to be a question asked by homeowners converting an existing garage or who are building a new one: do I need single or double garage doors? While it might sound like a last-minute consideration, this is one of those decisions that has a lot of mitigating factors and making the wrong decision can result in a hefty bill! If you’re trying to decide whether you need single or double garage doors, here are a few things you might like to consider…

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Your Top Three Questions Answered!

Published on 05 September 2017

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we regularly share the benefits of our experience and expertise with our customers. As you might expect, there are certain questions that we are asked, about garage doors, on a regular basis: questions that are important to you and, as a result, are important to us. Sharing those questions with you can be a good thing, because you might not have thought of them!…

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Spring Cleaning your Garage Door – in the Summer

Published on 23 August 2017

With it looking, at last, as though we might have our first decent summer in who-knows-how-long, the conditions are right to give your garage door some much-needed TLC, after the cold, wet months of autumn and winter. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we want our customers to enjoy their garage doors for as long as possible, so we’ve created a checklist of things you can do to ensure your door lasts and continues to function to the best of its ability…

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Sectional Garage Doors – the Basics

Published on 08 August 2017

Every industry has its own jargon; terms and phrases that are bandied between professionals. However, at the Garage Door and Automation Company, we know that industry-speak can be off-putting for our customers so, wherever possible, we like to bring everything back to basics and communicate in plain English. Sometimes, even the descriptions of garage doors can be confusing which, when you’re making a significant investment into what is likely to be the largest moving part in your home, isn’t a good thing. We thought it might be helpful to lay the foundations down of some of our products – starting with sectional garage doors…

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Top 10 Things you might not know about Garage Doors

Published on 31 July 2017

With over 30 years’ worth of experience and expertise in advising, recommending, repairing and installing garage doors, we like to think that we know our industry well. We also know that the reasons people want new garage doors vary almost as much as the extensive range of materials, finishes, styles and colours that we offer our customers. We also love a bit of trivia!…

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The Five Questions you need to ask when Buying a New Garage Door

Published on 7 July 2017

Buying a new garage door is one of the best investments you can make for your home. If you’re selling, it can add as much as 7% to the overall asking price. It can have a positive impact on your home’s EPC rating and lower your fuel bills. On top of that, a new garage door can add extra security and soundproofing to your garage, keeping your valuables safe and minimising noise levels from the inside and out. However, at the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’re also aware that this investment is a big one – so it’s important you get it right, first time…

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Does your Garage Door have ‘Curb Appeal’?

Published on 26 June 2017

When it comes to selling your home, you want it to look its absolute best. You want it to have, what they call in the trade, ‘curb appeal’. Curb appeal is the immediate visual impact carried by your home’s appearance. It’s well-known that, inside the home, the kitchen is the room that makes the first impression. However, what’s also understood is that the appearance of the home’s exterior also carries the same weight – and the part that the majority of people notice first is the garage door…

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Which Garage Door is the best for Coastal Living

Published on 9 June 2017

With five offices spread across the South West, many of our customers enjoy the benefits of living close to the sea. Alongside the bonuses, such as the warmer weather, having a beach on your doorstep and the laid-back pace of life, there are some disadvantages – particularly when it comes to garage doors. Garage doors for coastal homes have to put up with a bit more than inland ones and, at the Garage Door and Automation Company, we find that there are some factors that are often overlooked. Here’s our handy guide to the best garage doors for living by the coast…

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Summer Lovin’ – for your Garage Door!

Published on 23 May 2017

With winter’s fingers losing their grip on the weather, it’s time to get out the garden shears and the strimmer and get your garden looking its best for summer. The beginning of the sunny season is when your garage door sees the most use – particularly compared to its relative inactivity during the colder months. We tend to find that it’s during these weeks that we hear the most reports of problems with garage doors, primarily because they haven’t been tended to during the winter. However, we’ve put together a checklist of things you can do during the summer, to keep your garage door functioning at its best…

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Which is the best Insulated Garage Door for your Garage?

Published on 09 May 2017

Insulated garage doors have become increasingly important to our customers, over recent years. A professionally-installed insulated garage door can help to reduce energy bills, keeping your garage warm in winter and cool during the summer months. In addition, modern garage insulated doors benefit from super weather seals, helping to keep leaves, rain and dust out of your garage. The big question is: which is the best insulated garage door for your garage?…

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Secure your Garage Door with Seceuroglide!

Published on 24 April 2017

Adding an extra layer of security to your home is one of the most important factors when considering replacing your existing garage door. According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics, there were over 6million incidences of crime against households, in the year ending December 2015. In addition to the trauma and emotional impact of crime of this sort, there are the financial ramifications to consider: victims of domestic burglaries not only suffer the indignity and grief of losing treasured and costly items, but can also face the prospect of increased home insurance premiums. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we know that domestic burglary is a serious business, which is why we’re proud to offer some serious solutions to keeping your garage safe…

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Roll on the Summer – with Seceuroglide!

Published on 18 April 2017

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we pride ourselves on being able to offer the best products to our customers – and at the best prices! With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, now’s the time to assess how the winter has treated your garage door. If it’s looking past its best or isn’t operating like it used to, you might be considering replacing it. If that’s the case, we’re proud to be able to offer you our range of Seceuroglide garage doors – with a little extra that’s exclusive to the Garage Door and Automation Company…

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The Benefits of a GSM Door

Published on 17 March 2017

In case the term is a new one to you, we ought to explain that GSM stands for Global Systems for Mobile communication. In essence, this means that you can control your garage door, using your mobile phone; no need to attach a remote control to your keyring – just use the thing that you carry with you every day. GSM garage doors have a SIM integrated into the control unit, so you simply call your garage door! Since the call is never answered, it doesn’t cost you anything. But what are the other benefits of GSM-controlled garage doors?…

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10 Signs your Garage Door needs Replacing

Published on 01 March 2017

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we often hear the question, “How do I know if I need a new garage door?” To help you decide whether it’s time to go out with the old and in with the new, we’ve compiled a list of 10 symptoms that mean it’s time to think about replacement…

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GSM: Phone Your Garage Door!

Published on 13 February 2017

Global Systems for Mobile communication are finding their way into every aspect of our lives – and now you’ll find them in your new gate and garage door! At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’re pleased to announce that we’re able to supply and install some of the best GSM-operated gates and garage doors on the market. If you haven’t come across GSM systems yet, then you’re in for a treat; these are set to revolutionise the way we operate our gates and garage doors…

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A Newcomer’s Guide to GSM Systems

Published on 01 February 2017

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we make it our business to keep an eye on the latest technology emerging in the garage doors’ industry. GSM systems are the next step in the evolution of the largest moving part in your home, adding efficiency and convenience. However, GSM systems are relatively new tech and many people haven’t heard of them. Here’s our Newcomer’s Guide to GSM…

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Top Tips to Improve your Garage Door Security

Published on 16 January 2017

During the winter months, the garage really comes into its own as a place for storage. In addition to housing the car, your garage may well act as a winter home to a variety of valuables, such as tools, electrical equipment and items that there is no room for in the house. However, winter also brings with it longer and darker nights, which provide the perfect cover for thieves and opportunist burglars. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’re often asked how to better secure garage doors, so we’ve compiled our top tips…

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Happy New Year from the Garage Door and Automation Company!

Published on 03 January 2017

It’s a New Year and that means a new start. For a good few of us, here at the Garage Door Automation Company, there are a few personal challenges that have been set in the form of New Year’s Resolutions. However, resolutions don’t just have to be about lifestyle changes; this could be the year that you improve your home. Don’t forget about the single, largest moving part of your home: Your garage door…

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Is it Time for a New Garage Door?

Published on 23 December 2016

Time, the elements and daily use will take their toll on a garage door. The first thing you’re likely to notice is its appearance: chipped paint, dents and dings and maybe a spot of rust here and there. The good news is that most cosmetic damage can be easily taken care of. However, if your old garage door isn’t working properly, then it might be time to think about replacing it…

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What you might not know about a new garage door

Published on 19 December 2016

Thanks to leaps in technology, research and design, modern garage doors offer much more than functionality. A new garage door can help you protect your home, reduce energy bills, sell your home and even add value to it; modern garage doors do much, much more than open and close…

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Leaves on the Line: November Tips for Garage Doors

Published on 22 November 2016

Garage doors put up with an awful lot: they can help deter intruders, improve energy-efficiency, reduce sound levels and even add value to your home. Keeping your garage door clean and properly-maintained and working is important all year-round but, as the temperature drops, it can become even more so. While most of us tend to remember things such as lubrication and touching up rust-spots, the garage door has another enemy – in the form of fallen leaves…

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A New Garage Door: Energy Efficient in Winter

Published on 07 November 2016

When it comes to keeping your home warm and your fuel bills down, the chances are you’ve got the basics in play: loft insulation, cavity insulation and double-glazing. Not only do these help to keep you snug during the colder month, but you’re also making your home more energy-efficient – whether you’re more concerned with the cost of fuel or the size of your carbon footprint. However, if your thoughts haven’t extended as far as your garage, then your home might not be using energy as efficiently as you might think…

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Is your Garage ready for Winter?

Published on 20 October 2016

The nights are getting darker, all the leaves have fallen and there’s a definite nip in the air: winter’s coming. But, while leaves might be falling, many people are worried that their fuel bills are rising. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’re well aware that many people treat their garage as a separate entity where, perhaps, they ought to be seeing it as an extension of their home. ..

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Look after your Garage Door and It’ll Look after You!

Published on 14 October 2016

As winter draws in, many of us find ourselves preparing for the cold, wet weather and the long, dark nights. Right across the country, boilers are serviced, radiators tested and lofts are insulated, to combat the lower temperatures. However, usually because it’s not a living space, the garage often goes overlooked and your garage holds one of the most important lines of defence against the cold, the elements and intruders: your garage door…

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Preparing for a Wet Autumn

Published on 27 September 2016

According to the long-term weather reports, this autumn looks set to be a wet one! At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we like to share the benefits of our years’ worth of experience and expertise with our customers. While we might not be meteorologists, we know that the weather can have a profound effect on old garage doors. One of the most recurrent problems we hear about is the rain. More specifically, we hear about ran leaking under old garage doors. If this is you, read on for tips on how to keep your garage dry…

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Why Buy a New Garage Door?

Published on 08 September 2016

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’re well aware that the garage door is one of the most-overlooked features of any home. It’s easy to do: the garage door quickly becomes part of the furniture and problems are either forgotten about or simply become part of your daily life. However, if left too late, these things can all conspire to put your garage door out of commission. But, before you get that far, there are a number of reasons you might want to consider investing in a new garage door…

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The Garage Door and Automation Company Celebrates Three Decades in Business!

Published on 02 September 2016

To mark thirty years of excellence within the garage door industry, the Garage Door and Automation Company, covering the South West, is inviting you to be part of the celebrations, with a prize draw…

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How to Prepare for your New Garage Door

Published on 25 August 2016

We’re often asked by our clients if there’s anything they should do in advance, to prepare for a new garage door. While our installers are fully-qualified professionals and are prepared to take care of every aspect of the job at hand, there are a few things you can think about, that’ll make things go as smoothly as possible…

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How to Tell If You Need a New Garage Door

Published on 18 August 2016

Your garage door is the largest moving part of your home and can add value to your home, improve its appearance, add security and even help to bring down the cost of your energy bills. However, time and wear and tear can affect its overall performance and see it past its sell-by. We’re often asked how to tell if a new garage door is necessary. Here are our top tips to see if you do…

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Five Things You Might Not Know About New Garage Doors

Published on 15 June 2016

In the last few years, garage doors have enjoyed something of a renaissance. As a result of the peaks and troughs of the housing market, garage doors have been discovered to deliver much more than securing space. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’ve compiled a list of things that our customers are often surprised to learn about a new garage door…

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The Most Overlooked Part of a New Garage Door

Published on 08 June 2016

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’re more than happy to share our experience and expertise with our customers. We’ve been selling the best in garage doors and gates for forty years and, in that time, have accumulated a wealth of knowledge. When choosing a new garage door, the majority of our customers focus on the fundamentals, such as style, colour, security and energy-saving properties. While these are important parts of a garage door, there’s one that is rarely raised: the mechanism…

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Give your Home a Facelift with a New Garage Door!

Published on 25 May 2016

A report by the National Association of Estate Agents has revealed that a well-fitted, well-maintained and attractive garage door can add anything between 1% and 5% to the value of your home. However, whether you’re looking to sell or not, it can be reassuring to know that a relatively-small investment can have such positive financial ramifications. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we cheerfully offer advice to those who want to breathe new life into the way their home looks. Here are a few pointers to help you make the right decision…

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Save Energy with a New Garage Door

Published on 25 May 2016

The pressure’s on for most of us to achieve optimum energy efficiency within our homes. With the government looking to reduce the country’s carbon-footprint by 2020, we’re starting to see more onus placed on things like EPCs and the use of renewable energy. However, there’s one facet of a home that’s a potential energy-saver and, yet, is often overlooked: the garage door…

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Closing the (Garage) Door on Crime

Published on 19 April 2016

The garage is probably the most vulnerable part of any home. Not only does it tend to act as a store-room for valuable tools and equipment, but it also tends to be the chosen point of access for opportunist thieves and professional burglars. Many break-ins are as the result of carelessness: home-owners making the schoolboy error of forgetting to lock the garage door, when they are out. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we know that one of the most important considerations for our customers is the security offered by their new garage door. Here are out top tips towards ensuring that your garage door is as secure as it can be…

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What’s Behind the Green Door?

Published on 19 April 2016

For many of our customers, choosing a door that has been created in accordance with environmentally responsible practices is an important factor. With the government looking to significantly reduce the country’s carbon footprint and with your home’s energy-efficiency having the capacity to affect the saleability of your home, it’s an idea that more and more people are waking up to. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we offer a range of doors, made by companies who uphold their obligations to the environment, strictly and effectively. Perhaps the company that’s making the greatest headway is Hormann…

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Side-Hinged Garage Doors: Are They for You?

Published on 23 March 2016

With a huge variety of garage doors on the market, choosing the right one can, sometimes prove daunting. At the Garage Door and Automation Centre, we like to give our customers the benefits of experience and expertise, in advising them which type of garage door might be the right one for their needs. Side-hinged garage doors have a fabulous visual appeal, but there are other benefits to choosing them for your garage. Read on, to find out whether side-hinged garage doors are right for you.

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The Secrets of Sectional Garage Doors

Published on 16 March 2016

Sectional Garage Doors are among the most popular types of garage door on the market. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we liaise very closely with our customers to help them decide which garage door is the best for them. In many circumstances, sectional garage doors provide the answer. However, their appeal goes far beyond their aesthetic qualities; read on to find out why a sectional garage door might be the perfect solution for your needs.

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Why we Love Hormann Doors

Published on 10 Feb 2016

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we make it our business to supply our customers with only the best products and the best service available. While we stock a range of doors, from a range of manufacturers, we do find that Hormann garage doors are consistently among our best-sellers. We cheerfully recommend them, but we thought it might be interesting to explain why…

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Style and Substance

Published on 10 Feb 2016

When you’re choosing a new garage door, it’s important to take into account functional qualities, such as insulation, soundproofing and security. However, at the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’re more than aware that there is another, equally important, factor at play: style…

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Wooden it be lovely? The pros and cons of wooden garage doors

Published on 15 Jan 2016

Wooden garage doors are among the most popular kinds of door on the market. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we like to keep our customers informed before they invest in what is likely to be the largest moving part in their home. While many wooden garage doors do offer the security, insulation and soundproofing of their metal and aluminium counterparts, they do come with their own problems…

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Beyond the Garage Door

Published on 15 Jan 2016

Garage door security doesn’t start and stop with the door itself; there are other measures you can take to improve its function as a deterrent and a barrier to would-be-burglars. However, if your garage door isn’t up to scratch, then that certainly needs addressing…

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Hanging Christmas Lights on Your Garage Door

Published on 09 Dec 2015

With Christmas hard on our heel we, at the Garage Door and Automation Company, thought it might be time to answer an important question: how do you hang Christmas lights on your garage door? It might seem a daft question but it’s one we’re often asked during the festive season – and one you want a proper answer to, if you don’t want to damage the largest moving part in your home. So, without further ado, here are our top tips to letting Santa know where you live – without regretting the decision after the presents are unwrapped…

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Don’t Forget Your Garage Door

Published on 09 Dec 2015

A new garage door very quickly becomes part of the furniture and is easy to forget about. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’re all-too-familiar with this: the only time people remember their garage doors are either when they stop working or become so weather-beaten that they actually start to detract from the look of the home, rather than complementing it. You can certainly prevent a lot of the wear and tear to what is the largest moving part of your home, with a few, simple maintenance tips…

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An MOT for your Garage Door

Published on 26 Oct 2015

At the Garage Door and Automation Centre, we pride ourselves on supplying our customers with the best garage doors, specific to their needs and requirements. A garage door is a sound and sensible investment, which can reduce the costs of your energy bills, add a significant layer of security and even act as a barrier against sound levels…

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The Insulation Factor

Published on 26 Oct 2015

As late autumn slides into winter, we, at the Garage Door and Automation Company, tend to see an upsurge of interest in insulated garage doors. Insulated garage doors offer huge benefits to those whose garages are attached to their homes, however they also pack a few aces up their sleeve for those whose garages are separate entities…

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How a New Garage Door can protect your home in Winter

Published on 30 Sept 2015

If the papers are to be believed, the UK is bracing itself for the worst winter since 1950. At the Garage Door and Automation Centre, we’re often surprised by homeowners who don’t give their garage doors the consideration they deserve – especially during the later months of the year…

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Is Your Current Garage Door an Open-Invite to Burglars?

Published on 30 Sept 2015

At the Garage Door and Automation Centre, we’re well aware that one of the most important considerations for our customers, when it comes to buying a new garage door. However, we’re also surprised by the state of many of the garage doors in the UK; garage doors that act as a go-ahead for many opportunist and professional thieves…

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How Much Maintenance does your Garage Door need?

Published on 07 Sept 2015

One of the deciding factors in buying a garage door is how much maintenance it requires. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’re well aware that there are a lot of myths and half-truths flying around that might be persuading homeowners to invest in the wrong type of door for their needs. So, it’s time to set the record straight and let you know just how much maintenance your garage door needs.

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Understanding Garage Door Security

Published on 07 Sept 2015

A question we regularly hear at the Garage Door and Automation Company is “how secure is the door.” It’s a question we try and answer as best we can, but there are so many variables in the mix that it’s often hard to give a definitive response. The best advice we can offer is to try and understand what your door might be up against, which will help you choose the best one for the job.

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The Benefits of Aluminium Garage Doors

Published on 10 Aug 2015

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’ve noticed that most of our customers tend to think that steel garage doors are the only option. While steel has its benefits, advances in garage door technology mean that aluminium is becoming the material of choice for those in the know. But what is it that gives aluminium garage doors over their traditional counterpart?

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Hormann Entrance Doors – Sturdy Steel

Published on 10 Aug 2015

Not everyone knows it but, at the Garage Doors and Automation Company, we don’t just deal in garage doors! In our infancy, we were often asked advice on the best entrance doors available on the market; doors that provide superb security, reduce energy wastage – and even manage to look stylish at the same time. In fact, we were asked this question so much that we decided to research the best doors for the job and ended up stocking them, ourselves…

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The Benefits of Aluminium Garage Doors

Published on 10 Aug 2015

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’ve noticed that most of our customers tend to think that steel garage doors are the only option. While steel has its benefits, advances in garage door technology mean that aluminium is becoming the material of choice for those in the know. But what is it that gives aluminium garage doors over their traditional counterpart?

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Garage Door and Automation Co at the Search Awards 2015

Published on 11 Jun 2015

Tuesday, the 9th of June was an important night for South West Business for Garage Doors and Marketing Source, who discovered they were finalists at the maiden ceremony for the Drum Search Awards. Held at the Marriott Grosvenor Square, the event was the first of its kind to officially represent the online search industry in the UK…

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In Praise of Insulation

Published on 21 May 2015

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’ve noticed an increase in the number of insulated garage doors being sold to our customers. While there’s been plenty written about the energy-saving properties these doors offer, there are a few more factors that have put these doors back in the spotlight…

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Insider Secrets to Choosing a New Garage Door

Published on 16 April 2015

Each and every member of member of staff who works at the Garage Door and Automation Company is trained to rigorously high standards. As a result, we verse them in the industry secrets to helping our clients choose the garage door that’s right for them…

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Selling up? Add Value to your Home with a New Garage Door!

Published on 16 April 2015

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we know that your garage door is probably low on the list when it comes to preparing to sell your home. However, we also know that, according to a study by Stratamark Research, 75% of estate agents believe that a new garage door can add between 1% and 4% to value of your property…

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The Importance of a Quality Garage Door

Published on 02 March 2015

Garage doors have come a long way over recent years. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we always try and recommend the best quality doors for our clients, bearing in mind practicalities and budget…

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The Secrets of Well Kept Garage Doors

Published on 02 March 2015

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, one of the most commonly-diagnosed problems reported by our installers is from clients who aren’t aware of the importance of lubricating their garage doors…

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The Mechanics of Choosing a Garage Door

Published on 20 February 2015

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we sell, install and service an awful lot of garage doors. As such, we know what’s important to our customers when it comes to choosing the right one. Generally, people are interested in the price, the material used and the security benefits. However, there is one aspect of a garage door that can inform the type you choose – and that’s the mechanism involved…

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How Secure is your Garage Door?

Published on 20 February 2015

At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we know that one of the most important considerations for our customers is the security offered by their new garage door. Read on and we’ll take you through the security offered by some of the most popular types….

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New Year – New Garage Door

Published on 19 January 2015

With a New Year upon us, many homeowners look at their homes with critical eyes and start to think about how they might improve them. One of the most over-looked aspects of any home is the garage door. However, there are a number of reasons why replacing your garage door ought to be higher up the list than it probably is…

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Garage Doors Winter Tips

Published on 19 January 2015

With British winters becoming more unpredictable, many homeowners like to take precautions to keep their homes operating at maximum efficiency, in the colder months…

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Achieving Constructionline Membership

Published on 16 December 2014

We, at the Garage Doors and Automation Company is pleased to announce our membership with Constructionline…

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What our Constructionline Membership means for you

Published on 16 December 2014

At the Garage Doors and Automation Company, we love the opportunity to share a bit of good news – especially when it benefits our customers!
We are pleased and proud to announce that we have been accepted for membership by Constructionline. This is more than just a feather in our cap: this is a development that has active advantages for anyone who uses our services…

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Choosing the Roller Door that’s Best for You

Published on 28 October 2014

The problem with choosing a roller garage door is that, to all intents and purposes, they all look much the same. However, at the Garage Door and Automation Company, we know a few little secrets that we’d like to share with you…

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How to Pick the Garage Door that Suits your Home

Published on 06 October 2014

Much has been written about the benefits of having a new garage door installed – but mainly from a functional perspective. We know that there’s a lot more to a garage door than what it’s capable of: style is an important part of the decision…

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The Top Three Reasons to Install a New Garage Door

Published on 06 October 2014

If your garage door is more than 10 years old, the chances are that it’s getting past its sell-by-date. However, at the Garage Door and Automation Company, we know that deciding to install a new one can be a consideration that drops further and further down your ‘to-do’ list…

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Top 5 Tips for Garage Door Safety

Published on 26 August 2014

According to statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), around 13,000 suffer injury at the hands of their garage door, each year. Around 60% of these injuries are sustained in crushing or pinching incidents…

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Does your Garage Door grind your gears?

Published on 8 August 2014

A garage door that opens and closes in complete silence hasn’t been invented yet – but there is a difference between normal operating levels and the kind of din that will wake up your neighbours…

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The Benefits of Double and Triple Layer Garage Doors

Published on 27 July 2014

A new garage door is a significant investment to your home, particularly if you choose wisely. With so many garage doors available and so many styles, colours and materials to choose from, deciding on the best one for your home can seem a little daunting…

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Recognition for 25 years service

Published on 3 July 2014

We were recently pleased to recognise 25 years of distinguished service by one of our longest-serving employees, who is based at our Newton Abbot branch. Robert joined us as a carpenter and joiner with a wide experience of high-quality installations…

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Top tips on how to look after your garage door

Published on 1 July 2014

For most people, their garage door is the most visible and largest moving object in their homes. If you’ve replaced your old one, then you’ll want to keep it looking as good as possible and in the best working order for years to come. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we don’t believe in keeping secrets…

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