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7 Most common tips for keeping your Garage door in perfect condition

Posted by Andrew Levick on Feb 4, 2019 10:37:43 AM

Did you know that your garage door is the biggest moving part in your entire home? When you stop to think about it and consider how many times it is opened and closed each day throughout the year, you won't be surprised to learn that experts recommend looking after your garage door. Luckily, it's relatively simple to do this by performing regular care and maintenance routines, which will keep it in good working order for years to come. 

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Topics: Garage Door

Key things to consider when looking for Electric Garage Doors

Posted by Andrew Levick on Jan 14, 2019 1:34:09 PM

When choosing a new electric garage door, there are a few things to think about to ensure that you are buying the right door for your specific needs. Things have moved on considerably over the last decade, and there are now many variations of electric garage doors with numerous features. As well as considering the specifications of automated garage doors, this article will also investigate the variations, so you can make an informed decision. 

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Topics: Garage Door, Security, Property

Garage door for unusually shaped doorways

Posted by Andrew Levick on Dec 20, 2018 2:27:01 PM

Shutter Spec Security are able to provide advice and information about any type of garage door, including bespoke doors for unusually shaped entrances, such as bi-fold opening and doors with side openings. 

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Do garage doors add value to your home?

Posted by Andrew Levick on Dec 4, 2018 9:20:02 AM

A garage door can make a considerable difference to the value of your home. Garage doors can be viewed from a distance as visitors approach the property, and, although an ordinary standard garage won't detract from the value of your home, a well-maintained garage door made from a high-quality material and with a strong aesthetic appeal will certainly add an additional level of curb appeal to your property - often by as much as 20 percent to its overall value.

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Topics: Garage Door

Why Choose an Automatic Garage Door

Posted by Andrew Levick on Nov 14, 2018 12:00:00 PM

If you're thinking about buying a new garage door, you definitely want to get the best you can for your money. One feature that is becoming increasingly popular is the automatic door. This article explores the reasons why an automatic garage door could be a solution that is right for your home and lifestyle. 

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Which Material Should I Choose For My Garage Door?

Posted by Andrew Levick on Nov 6, 2018 12:00:00 PM

External features, such as a garage door, are often the first things that a visitor sees and are vital for creating a positive first impression. Here are some tips to help you choose the right style for your home, whether you need to replace a broken garage door or upgrade your current one to boost your property's curb appeal: 

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Topics: Garage Door

Which Garage Door Offers The Best Insulation

Posted by Andrew Levick on Oct 24, 2018 10:18:00 AM

With up to 25% of your property’s warmth being lost through an integrated garage, the demand for insulated garage doors is rising fast. 

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Topics: Garage Door, Security, Property

Lighting solutions for your garage interior

Posted by Andrew Levick on Oct 15, 2018 10:18:22 AM

Your garage is one of the most frequently used places in the home. Many people pass through it as they exit and enter the main house and it is often used by most family members to store things from bicycles to fishing rods. Some use it to park a car, while others turn the space into a home office or even a gym. However, you use your garage, it deserves to be well-lit, especially as most garages have very little in the way of natural light. There are many different options for lighting your garage and which one you choose will depend on how you use your garage. 

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Topics: Garage Door, Security, Material

Guide to Residential Gates

Posted by Andrew Levick on Oct 9, 2018 9:03:43 AM


Why do residential properties need driveway gates?  Your home is one of the biggest investments you will make in your life.  You want to make it as secure as possible so you can protect your family.  While also adding security, a driveway gate adds a sense of finish and kerb appeal and gives that extra level of security.  The presence of gates gives your property increased levels of privacy and can even reduce noise levels - although that depends on what type of gate you get.

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Topics: Driveway Gates, Security, Property

Finding the best garage door design for your home

Posted by Andrew Levick on Sep 29, 2018 9:18:48 AM

Most homeowners are understandably keen for their home to look its best from the outside as well as in. If you would like to improve the curb appeal of your property, a good way of doing so is to focus on ways in which you can improve your garage door. Often overlooked when it comes to home improvements, a new garage door can have an enormous impact on the outward appearance of a property. 

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Topics: Garage Door, Material, Safety, Planning