Top 5 Considerations When Buying A New Garage Door

Garage doors must be secure, stylish and fit the needs of your home life. Garage doors come in a wide range of designs with different textures and materials, as well as open and close in distinct ways for several purposes. A garage door needs to match the size of the interior garage space – you may have room to fit a car or perhaps your garage is there to house your tools, bikes and other miscellaneous items.

So, maybe you’re considering a new garage door for your home. Your existing garage door might be becoming worn and not functioning the way you want it to, perhaps you need a new design to better match the exterior of your property, and maybe you want better peace of mind that your possessions in your garage will be more secure.

In this blog, we’re here to help guide you on the top five considerations to make when buying a new garage door.

1. Style

Owning a home is something to be proud of and it’s even better when your home looks exactly how you want it to. Style is one of the first things many people will consider when buying a new garage door – and for good reason. There is a wide range of styles to choose from all made with different materials.

Common materials include timber, steel and GRP (glass fibre composite), all of which offer distinct aesthetics for your home. Each material can come with different patterns, textures and designs. Consider if you want your garage door to have windows, patterned sections or a simple, flat visual. The great thing about an attractive-looking garage door is that it can add value to your property. Additionally, you’ll want to feel proud every time you see your garage door, therefore, you should take your time to decide the right style for you and your home.

2. Functionality

We all have different needs for our garages. Some may house vehicles in them, while others will have other storage means and capacities. Before considering the type of functionality your garage door will offer, consider what you use your garage for.

Up-and-over doors are perhaps the most classic type of garage door where they will swing out when being opened. Sectional doors are becoming increasingly popular as they are made from thick panels that are hinged together without any swing out, instead rolling back into the garage. These can also be both automated and manual. These are great for larger garages where vehicles can be situated, leaving you without the need to get out to open and close the door. Side-hinged doors act as a regular type of door with a traditional handle. We recommend choosing this type if your garage is on the smaller side, without the need to retrieve anything of significant size. Roller shutter and Round-the-corner garage doors are always another great option for those that have the space to allow the door to roll inside the garage itself.

Remember, consider what you use your garage for, as well as the size as this will make it easier for you to make the final decision on the functionality that the garage door will provide you with.

3. Security

The different functioning garage doors provide different means of security. Many of us store valuable items, such as bikes, cars, tools, equipment and more, that need adequate protection. Automatic garage doors that can be opened with a fob or remote will benefit from not needing a handle, making them more secure. New garage doors will be made from strong, durable and secure materials, many of which are additionally coated with insulation. While garage doors can have designs with windows, many won’t want prying eyes looking in. Fortunately, these windows can be used for decorative purposes only with the option of having them tinted or blurred, ensuring a higher level of security.

4. Price range

Of course, the price of any major project is one of the top considerations for everyone. New garage doors don’t have to cost an arm and a leg, and sometimes the installation will be included in the overall price. Staying within your budgetary constraints is a must but thankfully, there are so many new garage doors to choose from, all with competitive prices, there is sure to be a new garage door out there for everyone. Here at All-tech Midlands, we offer a diverse range of new garage doors to suit all budgets and also provide you with free, no-obligation quotations. Moreover, we don’t charge you until the project is completed and you’re totally happy with the installation.

5. Maintenance

It can be a real pain and torment when something you’ve bought recently, brand new, doesn’t hold up in the long run and requires repairs and frequent maintenance. Fortunately, our garage doors are meant to last, and are provided to you made from durable materials including timber, steel and glass fibre composite. Our garage doors are also insulated to not only provide protection from the outside elements but to additionally provide protection from rot, mould and other factors that would hinder the functionality of the garage door.

Brand New Garage Doors With All-Tech Midlands

With over 30 years of experience in supplying and installing new garage doors for homes across the Midlands, we guarantee to have a bespoke choice for your needs. Contact All-Tech Midlands today on 01527 579 044 or email us at to get a quotation on a new garage door. You can also take a look at our virtual showroom tour to get an idea on the types of garage doors we have to offer.

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