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.
Single or Double-skinned?
When you boil things right down, there are, in essence, two types of roller garage door: single-skinned and double-skinned. Single-skinned garage doors are ideal for garages where security, sound-proofing and insulation aren’t top of your list of priorities. They offer maximum headroom inside the space and, because of their lightweight construction, they’re ideal for manual operation. While most single-skinned garage doors are for single garages, larger ones are available – although these benefit from being motorised.
Double-skinned garage doors carry a higher price-tag, but buy you extra security, insulation and sound-proofing. These also offer good headroom, as the rolled-up door will fit into a much smaller storage roller. In addition, the layer of insulating foam between the two skins offers excellent insulating properties, allowing you to keep your energy costs down. Double-skinned garage doors tend to be motorised, but offer much lower levels of sound, compared to their single-skinned counterparts.
Quality is Everything
When it comes to buying a new roller garage door, the devil is in the details. Buy a quality door, made by a quality manufacturer and you can expect years of operation and little required in the way of maintenance. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we stock garage doors by some of the best manufacturers in Europe, including Hormann and Seceuroglide. Europe has pioneered most of the major advances in garage door technology and offers some of the most reliable and durable models on the market. It’s worth doing some background research on manufacturers and look for those that have been supplying customers for at least five years.
Choosing a roller garage door doesn’t have to be daunting. Get in touch today and we’ll be happy to offer friendly and professional advice on the best for you.