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Homes will often use electric door operators to open up garages doors automatically. This can help to save time and effort, allowing your door to open without you having to do so manually. This can be very beneficial if you have mobility issues, if you are short of time or if you need to make access easier. There are lots of different option on the market and you can add a door opener to many different kinds of doors, including canopy, swing and roller doors. They can transform your garage and give it the makeover it needs to feel like an integral part of your home. Continue Reading…

Categories: Garage doors

If you were to paint your garage door without doing any maintenance work at all in the last 5 or even 10 years, then a lick of paint may make it look a little bit better on the outside, but if it’s playing up or needs some mechanical work, then you may be wasting your time, and your paint!

We recommend you always take the time to inspect your door and see how it’s operating. Ask yourself the following questions?

  • Does it feel heavy?
  • Are the springs working okay?
  • Is the door a bit stiff?
  • Are there any odd vibrations or noises?
  • Can you see any damage at all?

If you’re not sure whether your door needs some maintenance work, then we recommend you have it serviced at least once a year. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a sectional door, a roller shutter, round the corner or an up and over door. They all need some maintenance checks through the years and we recommend you do so if you haven’t already.

Categories: Garages

It’s no secret that a front door can have such a huge influence on the design of your home. They not only work to make a good or bad first impression to guests; they also help play a role in dictating the character of the property. So before you make a rushed decision, here are a few things to consider before buying an entry door for your house.

Material

The material used to make the door will determine how well it will perform. For instance; a door made of wood may not be quite as durable as the one made from steel. But it may be much quieter to use than steel. So in this case, if you are looking for durability in a door, you will most likely choose a steel door. That’s fine, but you also need to think about the weight of the door. Does it need to be extremely heavy or would you prefer something more lightweight? We always recommend people pop in to their local showroom to actually get a feel for a door and see how it handles. You can learn a lot about the quality of front entrance doors when you’re opening and closing them with your own hands.

The material you choose should also go well with the overall style of your home. One great idea to use material wisely, so perhaps by making sure your entry doors match one another. Your house will look much nicer if your front door matches the color and design of your garage door, and it’s very easy to colour match these days.

Maintenance

Due to the changing weather, doors require some level of maintenance. This could include adding a simple layer of paint over them or replacing some parts of the door like locks and screws. Entry doors are more vulnerable to weather because they are in direct contact. In terms of maintenance, you would want to choose a door that you can maintain with no hassle. Glass doors may be good in terms of looking classy, but what if the frame starts to rust due to weather? Will you be able to coat the frames with paint regularly?

There are so many other factors to consider when you want to find the perfect entry door for your home. Above all of them is the money you want to spend on the door. Then there’s the installation and this is usually factored in to the price, but you can always choose to have the door installed by another contractor or company, whilst there’s also the option to have a friend of yours carry out the work if they have enough experience for the task at hand. So, before you embark on your quest, do some calculations and see how much you can afford. When you know your target, the other factors should be a walk in the park.

Categories: Garage doors/ Garages/ Home

A stylish garage door or timber gate is the key to a perfectly balanced house. There are many different options when considering what level of access and security you would like for your house.

However, a very popular choice is the oak wood approach, as it is very beautiful with unique grain patterns, so no two oak doors are ever the same. What many don’t realise when committing to an oak wood garage door or gate is that they do require a fair bit of maintenance along the way.

Oak wood is a popular type of hardwood with around 400 different species. Recently, the popularity of oak wood has dramatically skyrocketed, as it is being used in internal and external construction more frequently. Because of this, having an oak wood garage door as the centerpiece on your home’s exterior is becoming ever more fashionable. Believe it or not, oak is a material that is designed to be outside. Because of this, oak is naturally resistant to all of but the most extreme weather phenomenons. That said, you must be careful. If you wish to retain the beautiful color of your oak wood garage door, you must seal or treat the wood, or else it can turn to a dull silver color. This is due to two reasons:

Oxidation – Exposure to the outside air.

UV damage – Exposure to the sun’s harmful rays.

Because of the ingredient tannin that is found in oak wood, the wood is “breathable”. This means that humidity and moisture are able to pass freely through the wood. This is a positive, as it helps repel fungal and insect attacks. That’s not to say that oak wood is weak, it’s extremely strong and durable too, so you get plenty of benefits. However, you must be careful about the objects that surround your oak wood garage door. Because oak wood is a very “breathable” wood, it allows moisture to creep into the wood rather easily. If you have for example a leaky gutter or downpipe, then you are at risk of water damage. Being around 4-5 times denser than the average wood, oak can be difficult to raise and lower at times and it’s really is quite a weight, so a strong support system will be needed for roller doors and sectional. It is also a very unstable wood, with it being very susceptible to fluctuations depending on the moisture in the air, and this is why you should always work with your garage door supplier to choose a product you’re completely happy with. Let’s say you’re looking for driveway gates Surrey, if you find a design from a leading manufacturer, be sure to check that the wood is of good quality and not bowed in any way. Oak can at times twist due to moisture, so it’s important the solid oak is protected against the elements with a wax, oil or painted finish.

Categories: Garage doors

Everywhere you go, you can see various garage doors for sale these days. This is exactly why consumers might pick one over the others. Getting one for your own home is a right step for all garages because of its many benefits.

The Gliderol Garage Doors are the best choice since they offer quality with reasonable pricing. There are several suppliers with offers of discounted prices at the same quality of the products. This makes taking care of your garages and properties possible without spending a huge fortune. Continue Reading…