Garage Doors Can Significantly Enhance The Value Of Your Home
When it comes to selecting a new or replacement garage door for your home it is good to have garage door buying advice. You need to ensure that you spend the time to make sure you choose the most suitable type. The model chosen based on your individual needs and requirements. In many instances, your garage door will be used as much as your front door. If so, it makes absolute sense to ensure you purchase the most suitable type. Ensure that it is secure and designed and built to last.
A garage door which not only looks great but is also practical and functional has been proven to increase the value of your home. This can be by anything up to 4%. If we assume an average value of £200,000 on a house, that could be a significant increase in value. Anything up to £8,000. This will bring a fantastic return on investment. This is an incentive to ensure your choice is the correct one. You need to choose the most visually appealing but also the most functional type of garage door as well.
So, to ensure you choose the most suitable garage door, you need to consider both the looks and the functionality, both of which we will look at. Here is our garage door buying advice.
Steel garage doors are by far the most popular. The majority of up and over garage doors that we supply are steel. Also, side hinged garage doors, sectional garage doors and single-skinned roller garage doors are made from steel. If you are looking for a safe and secure door which also looks fantastic, steel doors offer a fantastic solution. It may be a slightly different look that you are after. Many of our steel garage doors are now available with a range of foil finishes. These enable you to perfectly match your windows with your garage door.
Timber, Aluminium and GRP
In addition to our range of steel garage doors, we are also proud to offer a range of wooden garage doors. These can transform both traditional and contemporary properties. We use Cedar as our standard choice of the timber. It has weather resistant and properties and therefore resistant to rot. If you want a particular colour of garage door, Cedar doors can be stained or painted to match the rest of your property. In addition we are also able to supply a range of sectional garage doors in Nordic Pine as well as Cedar.
If you are looking to purchase an aluminium garage door, your options are limited to roller garage doors. However, we are also able to supply a wide range of aluminium front doors. These look absolutely fantastic at the front of your property. Both our ranges of aluminium garage doors and aluminium entrance doors can be finished with foil. Great if you wish to match them with UPVC window finishes.
Another option for the material of your garage door is GRP (Fibreglass). This is a great solution if your property is located near the coast. Steel doors will corrode over time in these locations. Additionally, GRP doors are very low maintenance. As such, they are suitable where you are looking for the looks of timber but without the required level of maintenance of wooden doors.
Lastly, we are proud to offer a fantastic range of PVC garage doors. These UV stable doors have been designed to perfectly complement and match white UPVC windows. The only PVC garage door which we currently supply (and the only one available in the UK) is the Garador Sherbourne.
Paneled Or Ribbed?
Whether you opt for a paneled garage door or a ribbed garage door depends entirely on the style of your property. Panelled doors are generally better suited to traditional properties. Here at Lakes Garage Doors, we offer a wide range of paneled doors. These include the Garador Beaumont, Georgian and Cathedral, all of which can transform the look of your property.
As an alternative to paneled garage doors, ribbed garage doors can beautifully enhance modern properties. As a general rule, the larger the ribs, the better it will look. If you have a contemporary, modern property which you wish to enhance, our range of ribbed garage might be for you.
What Finish To Go For?
Do you have foil finished UPVC windows? If so, we are proud to offer a wide range of matching garage doors. Up and over garage doors, sectional garage doors and roller garage doors. All can come finished in the same foil finishes to ensure consistency between your properties doors and windows.
In most instances, people will opt for white or brown finishes. However, if you’re feeling a little adventurous, there are a wide range of other colour options available.
Why Replace? Garage door buying advice
Probably the most common reason for replacing a garage door is due to the fact that the opening is too narrow to get a car through, with most standard single width garage door openings being just 7’ by 6’6”, dimensions which are generally too small to get most cars through. In this instance, a larger garage door is required and, thankfully, this can often be installed by fitting the door behind the reveal as opposed to between, thus utilising the full opening of up to 7’6” by 6’9”.
As well as considering the required width of your opening, you need to measure the length of your driveway as this can significantly impact upon your choice of a suitable garage door. If you have a short driveway, a sectional or roller door makes most sense and is likely to be your best option. This is fundamental garage door buying advice.
Garage door buying advice from Lakes Garage Doors
If you have any questions at all relating to our range of garage doors, please do not hesitate to contact our team on 01995 262100 to discuss your individual needs and requirements with our team.