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Automated Garage Doors: A Complete Guide

Thinking of investing in automated garage doors? Now, more than ever, we are noticing a rise in the number of people who are concerned about the safety and security of both themselves and their personal or business property. In this blog, we will explore how automated garage doors can add value to your home (or place of work) and provide you with much-needed protection from would-be thieves.   What Are Automated Garage Doors? Automated garage doors, sometimes referred to as electric garage doors, allow your…

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Doorfit : A Member of The Hörmann Partner Standard Programme

For well over 60 years Hörmann have been a leading manufacturer of garage doors, entrance doors and automation throughout Europe. Over recent years their coverage has grown, now covering much of the world. As you may expect from a German based company, quality engineering, innovation and cutting-edge technology are all key elements of their success. Despite its growth Hörmann is still a family run business today, a similar story to Doorfit. Founded in 1953, Doorfit have been specialising in the supply and installation of garage…

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Choosing the right automation system for your garage door

Enabling easy access at the push of a remote control; automation systems provide a safe and convenient entry solution to your garage, allowing you to drive into the safety of your own property before getting out of the car. But while they’re easy to use, garage automation systems can be slightly harder to choose. There’s a wide variety of systems available, and you’ll need to make sure you pick one that’s compatible with your existing set-up. You’ll also often have a choice of three different…

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Garage door buyers guide

When it comes to choosing a new garage door, there are many points to consider; from which mechanism can offer the functionalities needed, to the material and design of door that will work best with the aesthetic features of your home. With that in mind, the following points outline the main elements that should be considered when approaching your purchasing decision. Types of door and mechanisms to consider Up and over As one of the most frequently used garage door types, those falling within the…

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Knowing when it’s time to replace your garage door

Providing both essential security and an aesthetic focal point to the design of a property, garage doors are an important element of any home and as such, should be carefully cared for in order to extend their usable life. However whilst simple repairs and regular maintenance may yield many years of good service, it is unfortunately inevitable that at some point every garage door will need to be replaced; whether for aesthetic reasons, compromised safety or due to its age. So what are the main…

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Garage door style advice

A well chosen garage door can be a focal point in the appearance of your property, so when the time comes to replace it, we understand the importance of finding the right one. When choosing a new garage door, you should first consider the current appearance of your home, looking particularly closely at the age of your property and the style of your existing windows and doors. In order to achieve the best outcome, your chosen replacement should complement these, whilst also achieving your desired…

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Garage door maintenance guide

As a key security component, aesthetic feature and entrance way to your property; the maintenance of your garage door is essential. Although specialists are often required to repair major faults or issues with garage doors, you can easily carry out some routine inspections and maintenance yourself. This can help to test its function and keep it operating well; ensuring it is safe, secure and looking its best all year round. Maintenance Visual Inspection Visually inspecting the mechanisms that operate your garage door is a necessary…

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Choosing a garage door installer

Whether you are seeking a replacement garage door for your home or looking for the correct specification for a new build or development, attention must always be paid to the choice of where and from whom to buy; ensuring that the product you purchase correctly meets your needs both in terms of design, functionality and security. With so many companies currently on the market to choose from, it can be difficult to make an educated decision on who to approach with your business, so what…

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The Benefits of Roller Garage Doors

With so many different types of garage doors available it can be a bit overwhelming trying to find the right one. The roller garage door can be a smart, contemporary and stylish choice for you and your home. Roller garage doors roll up vertically into a small, compact coil at the top. The door is then hidden inside a steel powder coated box, a nice neat solution. The doors are double skinned and offer some insulation although if keeping the warmth inside the property is…

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Ryterna Insulated Side Hinged Garage Doors

Perhaps one of the biggest considerations when it comes to carrying out home improvements is how to keep the property warm and well insulated.  It has been well documented just how effective the installation of new windows and doors can be when it comes to reducing energy bills, along with the various merits of loft and cavity wall insulation. However, a large proportion of energy is lost through your garage, which can affect both your energy bills and the temperature in your home.  As the…

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