Side-Hinged Garage Doors: Are They for You?

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.

The Safety Factor
Garage doors of this sort tend to work best for spaces that are used by both people and vehicles, as it’s not always necessary to open both doors, in order to gain access. The vast majority of side-hinged garage doors consist of two doors that operate in the same way as automated gates. Not only does this provide extra convenience for pedestrians, but there is the added safety factor to consider. Although accidents involving garage doors are rare, they do happen, and tend to involve doors that pull down from the ceiling of the drive-through space. Side-hinged or ‘swing’ garage doors reduce the risk of injury, considerably – which is especially important if there are children in your home.

Low-Maintenance Appeal

When people think of side-hinged doors, they tend to imagine timbered, farmhouse-style affairs. However, swing doors are also available in a variety of materials, including steel and aluminium. While wood does carry a timeless appeal, wooden doors do require ongoing maintenance to protect them against warping. Steel or aluminium doors come in a variety of colours and styles and can look just as appealing – but without the worry of continual maintenance.

Durable and Secure
Steel swing doors offer superior security, being durable and resistant to impact. In addition, they can be insulated, helping to save money in wasted energy. Good insulation can also mean good soundproofing, helping to keep excess noise either in or out – depending on which side of the door you happen to be on,
For further information on our extensive range of side-hinged doors, get in touch, today.


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