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.
Sectional Garage Doors
With panels that average 45mm in thickness, sectional garage doors offer the ultimate in security. In addition, insulation materials sandwiched between the panels offers excellent resistance to heat-transfer, making them an ideal choice for those who want to try and keep their winter fuel bills down to a dull roar. An added side-effect of this is that sectional garage doors are supported by heavy-duty guide rails. These present a formidable obstacle to any would-be burglars or opportunist thieves looking to gain entry. Many sectional garage doors use electric locks, which operate through a main motor unit. If you prefer manual locking systems, these use strong handles and tough locks, which offer superb security.
Roller Garage Doors
Some makes and models of roller garage door use automatic locking systems, which secure the door, once it’s been closed. These have the benefit of preventing people from levering the garage door open from the outside. In addition, many are equipped with a relatively-new feature: the electromagnetic brake. Electromagnetic brakes make it virtually impossible for would-be intruders to push the door up, again from outside. Their insulation not only helps to regulate the flow of energy, but also makes it difficult for burglars to break through the door.
Which is for You?
Without knowing your individual needs, we’d recommend a roller garage door, in terms of security. For aesthetics and resilience, a sectional garage door is probably what you need.
For a more bespoke answer, please feel free to contact our friendly and professional team, today.