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Roller garage doors are smart and function easily. They are made of high-quality materials like steel, aluminium or timber. They have high-quality hinges and an operating system that ensures the smooth rolling of the door- up and down. Besides having a good appearance, these doors are vital for the safety and security of your garage. So what’s not to love about these doors? Well, they do require a little care and maintenance to ensure they’re operating efficiently but a yearly service is as far as you really need to go. Continue Reading…

Categories: Garages

Have you been thinking about a home extension? If yes, then an easier option might be right before your eyes. Turning your garage into a spare bedroom! Most people rarely use their garage space to keep their cars so why not convert it into an inhabitable space?

This will add value to your home as well as save you money when it comes to the planning involved when in need of an extension. With proper permission from appropriate authorities, below is what needs to be done to achieve this. Get rid of the garage door and put up a window and panelling for ventilation.A sliding glass door can also serve the same purpose. Adding other features such as closets and a bathroom is also welcomed at this stage. Add insulation underneath the flooring and on the walls . Available options include fibre glass and cellulose insulation. Consult a professional if you are unsure of the best option. Next add electrical sockets and lighting. You might want to consult a professional if your garage is not connected to electricity. Connect it to a heating source, either the one in the main house of one of its own.

Categories: Garage doors

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.