An entrance or garage door is so much more than just a way to close off an opening. A smart garage or entrance door is often a large feature of your home, so it must look great and function effectively and efficiently.
An automated entrance or garage door is the height of luxury and brings many benefits. They are easy to use, offer better security and are particularly convenient when it rains outside. Modern automated doors can be linked to security systems and key card readers to simplify opening and closing without physical intervention. Choosing a leading supplier such as Hörmann UK, specialists in residential garage doors and internal and external doors for your home, will ensure that you can access advice and a wide range of manual and automated entrance, interior and garage doors to bring continuity throughout your property and a quality that will last.
Convenience – You can open the door easily using a remote control or smartphone app. No more wrestling with bags. Your front door can be open and ready when you leave the car or step towards it. No more getting out of the car to open the garage door and pop your vehicle inside or wrestling with a heavy door overhead to shut it behind you.
Security – With no manual handle, the door style is a theft deterrent. Thieves are less likely to target a door without a visible lock. The doors lock automatically, so you can more quickly prevent unauthorised entry.
Safety – With no requirements to manually lift or lower the door with an automatic garage door, you reduce the risk of injury. An automatic door also lowers the risk of spring or cable breakage, as the door’s momentum is fully controlled, so there is less risk of damage or accident.
There are many styles you can choose from for automated garage doors, including:
Up-and-over – Probably the most well-known of the garage door styles, raised as one solid door and requires sufficient roof space for the door to sit under the garage ceiling.
Sectional – A sectional garage door provides maximum space both to the front and the inside of the garage space. They open vertically and are suspended in the ceiling space. This door style offers a wider passage width than a traditional up-and-over door.
Roller – A roller garage door can be a suitable solution where there is minimal space inside the garage. The door will roll up as it opens, requiring a smaller roof space to store the door as it rises. This type of door requires sufficient width at its height to enable rolling. However, the ceiling space remains free.
Side sliding sectional – This type of garage door leaves the garage ceiling free to store equipment as it opens to the side. This door style is the perfect solution where the roof space is sloped or has obstructions or lintels, reducing the space available. A side sliding door can still be automated in the same way as a traditional up-and-over door.
If you treat your property to a modern garage door, you might also want to spoil your home with a new front door. Design coordination is sure to increase the kerb appeal and value of your property, and a new automated entrance door will undoubtedly be a benefit you wonder how you lived without.
Again, you should expect the same security, safety and impressive looks as your automated garage door, and the new energy-efficient range of doors will help prevent heat loss and help you save money, too.0