A new garage door can bump your property’s curb appeal. And if you are looking to put your home on the market, this can be a huge advantage. But apart from the aesthetic value, it also gives you added security. That is why it is considered an investment, one that can last for many years to come.
Unfortunately, finding the right one can be a daunting process, especially with the many garage doors Essex out there. You also have to take into account the different types of garage doors and their respective price. To help you make an informed decision, take a look-see at this handy guide.
Different Types of Garage Doors
It should be noted that each type has its own set of benefits to offer. If you are looking for excellent value for your money, then you might want to consider one-piece garage doors. You can never go wrong with roller and sectional doors as well, especially since they can either open or close without the arc of travel common in one-piece doors.
Roller and sectional doors are also ideal if you have a short driveway or garage. Why? That is because you can easily park right up to the garage door itself with ease. But if you want added insulation, your best course of action is to choose sectional and insulated roller garage doors. They are even useful if your garage has a room above or if you consider it as your workshop.
Size and Frame Positioning
Interestingly, a garage door that can cater to all domestic garage openings is always easy to find. In addition, it already offers an array of standard sizes (although you can specify and request some measurement options). Once you order a brand new garage door, make sure to voice out your measurements. Do not worry, though – companies tend to review and verify these measurements before performing any installation. As such, you can sleep soundly at night knowing that you have the correct garage door size for your garage.
Now, to give you a much better understanding on how to order the right size, lets’ take a quick look at types of garage door and their respective size and frame positioning.
Up & Over Garage Door
If you are interested in an unframed up & over garage door, know that it would usually require at least 70 mm square timber goalpost as its frame. Choosing the right size here is pretty straightforward, though. You just need to measure the exact size inside the door frame.
Up & Over Garage Door (Steel Frame)
Apart from the aforementioned, there are up & over garage doors out there that already arrives with a steel frame. For single doors, they are usually pre-fitted to a frame right at the factory for quicker onsite installation. Double doors, on the other hand, are pre-manufactured alongside the right positioning. The latter, in particular, refers to the fixing positions of the door’s lifting gear. Make sure to order the same size of your existing garage door to choose the right one.
Insulated Roller Garage Doors
Although it is common for these garage doors to be installed on the back of the brickwork opening, they can still be placed in-between the opening if deemed necessary. Choosing the right size of your insulated roller garage doors is all about measuring the width of the opening.
Non-Insulated Roller Garage Doors
This one is pretty much the same with the aforementioned when it comes to installation. If up & over garage doors utilize the internal frame measurements, non-insulated roller garage doors take into account the brick/block work opening. It should be noted that these garage doors require headroom, which is usually at around 420mm.
Sectional Garage Doors
Sectional garage doors can be installed in two ways. First, it can be done at the very rear of the garage pier of the brickwork. Second, it can be within the brickwork opening. Apparently, both of them will require some clearance on the headroom and on either side.
Side Hinged Garage Doors
It has always an industry standard to offer side hinged garage doors with a steel sub frame. Here, the size of the frame’s internal opening is used as a reference.