5 Things To Consider When Buying A New Garage Door

5 Things To Consider When Buying A New Garage Door

Modern electric garage doors offer plenty of benefits, making it simple and convenient to access your garage while providing an extra layer of protection to your home. Not all electric garage doors are the same, though. 

We have put together a list of five key factors to look for when shopping for your electric roller door so you can get the safest automatic solution for your home or business.

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Only Consider Wood if You’re Willing To Put in The Work

Many people fall in love with the look of wooden garage doors, but they don’t consider the effort that is required to maintain them. 

Every couple of years, they are going to require sanding and revarnishing. They are susceptible to the elements as well, so they can become damaged and warped quickly if you live in an area with extreme weather conditions (like the NT). 

Often, a better solution is a secure steel roller door with an embossed woodgrain finish.

Look for Enhanced Security Features

Many would-be criminals will view a garage door as a potentially vulnerable point. Older models could be forced open with enough effort, which would give these criminals access to your garage and potentially your home. 

Look for modern security solutions like a remote with a code (preferably one that changes regularly). Modern, sectional garage doors are much sturdier than previous models and offer no obvious vulnerabilities. 

Also, ensure components like the springs are high-quality as well, so they cannot be forced or broken.

Safety Features

A modern garage door should include the latest innovations to keep you and your family safe. Sensors should be included to stop the door from rolling down if a child walks underneath it. 

There should be an emergency release mechanism and the ability to open and close the door manually when there are power outages.

The Power of The Motor

It makes sense that larger, heavier doors are going to require a bigger motor to open. Pay attention to the horsepower rating of the motor and opt for a larger rating for a larger door. 

Otherwise, the motor is going to have to work extra hard and could fail prematurely.

Consider Insulation

We all know how hot summer can get in Darwin. The last thing you want is to step out of your car and into a sauna because your garage is not insulated. 

You can get garage doors that include insulation to help keep your garage at a safe and comfortable temperature.

Contact us

Want to know more? Explore the range of different styles and types of garage doors at Roller Doors Darwin

If you have any queries, give us a call on (08) 8932 3999.