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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. 

There are many factors to take into consideration when choosing a garage door for your family and home. These factors might inc­­lude price, colour, style, and functionality - and when it comes to functionality, according to UK customers, automatic garage doors win hands down over manual doors every time. Here are some reasons why they are so popular: 

1. The ultimate in convenience 

Now, this isn't so much of an issue on a lovely summer day, but we all know that for much of the year, the UK can experience some pretty horrible weather. With an automatic garage door, you can wait in the car while you open the door with a small remote control. During the colder periods you'll really appreciate the luxury and convenience of an automatic garage door. 

2. A sound investment 

Garages and parking spaces have never been in so much demand and adding an automatic garage door can increase the value of your home by as much as five percent. This is reassuring to know, even if you have no intention of selling your home in the foreseeable future. Automatic garage doors are more expensive than manual ones, but as they increase the value of your property, they can be regarded as an investment that's well worth making, especially as a high-quality garage door will last for decades. 

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3. Flexibility 

You can choose a brand-new garage door, or you can opt to have an existing door automated - the choice is yours. All styles of garage door - roller, sectional or up-and-over - can be fitted with the appropriate mechanism. 

4. Safety

At Shutter Spec Security all electric doors are fitted will be completed in-line with industry safety standards and regulations, for example, when the door hits an object the door retract back to avoid any potential harm or damage.  In addition to this, roller doors come with CE marked safety edges and sectional doors come with CE marked force detection within the operators.

5. Alleviating any other concerns 

Some of our customers are concerned about the environmental impact of the energy used with an automated door, but the amount of energy used when in operation is so small - approximately 15 seconds - as to be negligible. 
Others are also worried about what happens if it breaks down and the amount of maintenance it will require. The good news is that automated doors are no more likely to develop a fault than manual ones. If they do, experts are always on hand at Shutter Spec Security to repair them. Another positive feature is the fact that remote control garage doors actually require less maintenance than you might expect, as most good quality operating systems use nylon or Kevlar belt drives that do not require regular oiling. 

For detailed and professional advice about all aspects of choosing an automated garage door, contact Shutter Spec Security.

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