Considerations for replacing garage doors

Replacing your garage doors is something you may consider if you want an alternative style of door or to change the type of door. A garage door which is old, with the paint peeling and hard to operate will give a negative image to your home. The outside of your house, including outbuildings makes an instant impression upon other people. If you are considering putting your home up for sale, all outbuildings, including your garage must be in a good state of repair and be well kept.

You may also want to replace your garage doors in order to install an electric opener. This makes life much easier, especially if you find mobility a problem. You may also have a remote control for your garage door which will enable you to open it from the warmth and comfort of your car. Most types of garage door can easily be converted to electric opening, with the exception of a canopy door.

Before purchasing your garage door, there are some considerations such as whether the style of door you choose requires clearance in front of the door. Some styles need space in front of the garage, as they swing out as they retract. A retractable door requires quite a lot of clearance space, whereas a sectional or roller door doesn’t require any. The size of your car should also be considered, if you are building a garage, as adequate space will be required for your car door to open. You can have a garage door custom made if you have a garage that isn’t standard size, but you will pay far more for this.

Fitting replacement garage doors is a job suitable for DIY enthusiasts, although it is recommended that you obtain advice from an expert before commencing if you have never fitted a door previously.

Here at Wickes, we have garage doors as well as remote controls at affordable prices, as well as instructions and advice to help you with your project.

A remote controlled garage door makes opening the garage doors safe and is easy to use. It is advisable to obtain a spare remote control for your garage doors in case of loss. You will also have to remember to replace the batteries when required.

A large consideration when fitting a new garage door is the noise level. Some doors will be much noisier than others, which could be a disadvantage if you have a bedroom directly above or adjacent to the garage.

Many new garage doors do not require regular maintenance as they do not rust or rot, with no painting needed. The choice of door is important as you will be using the doors frequently. Select a door that compliments your home as well as improving the security of your home. The quality of your door is also crucial as you want the door to maintain its appearance with little effort, whilst working effectively and easily. Choose from a reputable supplier for a long lasting solution to replacing garage doors.

Emma writes articles on Home Improvement, including tips on Considerations for replacing garage doors. and how to get the best out of your Wickes DIY.

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