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How To Choose The Right Type Of Garage Door For Your Property

Today we want to provide you with information and advice on choosing the right type of garage door for your property. We want to talk about sizes, styles and options for opening and closing mechanisms. Finding out all of this information will help you make an informed choice when choosing a garage door for your property. 

Choosing a garage door is not a task you carry out every day and they are an investment. There is such a huge range of prices, styles and options which is fantastic but it can make choices that little bit harder. This is where we come in. 


Key Factors

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The key factors that you should consider when selecting a garage door includes: 

  • Budget; How much can you afford?
  • Security; How much protection do you need? 
  • Maintenance; How much time and effort do you have to go into maintenance? 
  • Insulation; How the doors should prevent heat escaping through the garage. 
  • Colour; Choose a colour that will suit the property and help boost curb appeal. 

If you are building a property from scratch it may be worth considering the garage door first and work around this, so you are not restricted further down the line. 



There are four main types of material that are typically used in the manufacturing of a garage door and these include: 

  • Steel
  • Aluminium
  • Timber 
  • Glass-reinforced polyester


Styles of Garage Door

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Up & Over 

The most recognised and arguably the most popular garage door is an up & over garage door. This style of the door does exactly as it suggests, it goes up and over into the garage in one piece. It does the main thing a garage door is meant to in the easiest way and is also easy to install and buy. 



A slightly more complex garage door mechanism, these doors are built-in panel sections that open and slide upwards. These garage doors are perfect for automation and are great for space-saving! These doors are also extremely durable and will last you years to come.  


Side Hinged

Side-hinged garage doors are a timeless option for garage food and are perfect for a garage that requires pedestrian access. They are such a perfect choice for period style properties but can also be modernised for more current homes. 



Roller doors open vertically and curl up over a roll above the opening. This is a popular style of garage door in the UK and is great for security too. They are extremely diverse and are fantastic for garages with limited headroom. 


Round The Corner

These around the corner doors are perfect for garages with limited space. They are perfect for both vehicle and pedestrian access with a partial opening. If you have a large garage this could also be a perfect option for you to let one car out at a time if needed. 


Garage Door Opening Options

Garage doors can either be opened manually or automatically and the style of door you choose will determine how your mechanism will work. The two main automatic door openers include a sensor inside the garage and a fixed pad that requires a code. Which one you have completely depended on you and your needs. 


Planning Permission 

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There is no planning permission required for garage doors, however, there might be restrictions if you live in a listed or conservation area. If so you will need planning permission. 

Garage Door Rescue is your go-to provider of high-quality garage doors. We offer a range of garage doors in Faringdon and the surrounding areas. Our garage doors can be customised to meet your preferences, style and budget. If you would like more information, an estimate or would like to schedule a garage door installation get in touch with a member of the team today.