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The Key Questions To Ask When Ordering A New Garage Door

Buying a new garage door is not your average purchase and generally not a purchase you will make on a regular basis, which is why it can be confusing and sometimes daunting when it comes to finding the perfect garage door for your home and the company that can install it for you. Choosing a garage door is a big investment and is a decision that shouldn’t be made lightly. Prior to making the decision, here are some of our recommendations of questions you should ask when ordering a new garage door.

What Kind of Garage Door Should I Buy?

Modern New Garage Door (sectional,Door)

Garage doors can be constructed from a number of materials including wood, steel, vinyl, glass and fibreglass. Each material has its own advantages, here is a brief summary of each material type:

Wood: These are considered to be the most aesthetically pleasing.

Steel: These tend to be the most sturdy and are very well insulated. The material is also very easy to maintain.

Vinyl: These are the most affordable and are as simple to maintain as steel garage doors.

Glass: These provide a stylish and modern look that brightens your garage interior.

Fibreglass: These doors can be made to mimic wood but require less upkeep.

Which Style of Garage Door Should I Choose?

Which Style of Garage Door Should I Choose?

There are a number of things you should consider when it comes to the style of your garage door. Some of the main garage door styles include an up and over garage door, a roller shutter garage door, a sectional garage door and a side-hinged garage door all of which of course can be automated.

Automated garage doors will allow you to open your garage from the comfort of your vehicle as you arrive home. If you have shopping or other items in your car then you can transfer these from your car to your home with privacy and ease. Automated doors also provide you with added security keeping you and your family safe at all times. These are just a few reasons why you may want to consider looking into automation.

When it comes to selecting a style for your garage door, it’s all about finding the right aesthetic which compliments your home and aligns with your budget. If you would like some more information on our garage door styles please let us know and we will be happy to help.

Shall I Have Windows?

Windows can brighten up your garage’s interior

Windows can brighten up your garage’s interior and is a great stylistic choice.  Windows do however usually mean a lot more upkeep and in some circumstances could pose a security risk or affect the interior climate in your garage.

How Do I Make My Garage Door Secure?


Automation is the go-to for security however you can add some extra locks too. Adding extra locks will give you that added peace of mind. The locks will also ensure that the garage door cannot be forced open from the outside. You could also add some security lights, as driveways tend to be dark places lighting up your driveway can often keep thieves out.

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.