The Best Styles Of Garage Doors For Small Or Older Garage Entrances

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Whether you are renovating a property or are just looking to update your garage door, making the decision to replace it is easy. However, choosing what style of door will be best is much more complicated. There are so many different styles of garage doors available, and not every style will work for each property.

Read on to discover the best styles of garage door, if you have a small or older-style garage entrance.

Older garage entrance

If you have an older property than there is a good chance that you currently have a more traditional style of garage door currently in place. With an older property, most people are looking for something that will be in keeping with the style of the property. This will not only look more aesthetically pleasing but will also really help with the curb appeal of the property.

A side-hinged (swing) door is a great option for this type of property and offers a very traditional, timeless look. This is a door that works well if you want to have easy pedestrian access to your garage. Because the side-hinged door is seeing something of a resurgence, this means that it is now possible to get double-skinned, insulated options that have been built with security and durability in mind. This allows for the best of both worlds, with the look and feel of a more traditional door. It is ideally suited to an older garage and the security of a modern door.

The benefits of a side-hinged (swing) door

There are a number of benefits to this type of door, including:

  •   They offer easy pedestrian access. This is good if you don’t plan on using your garage to store a car. A common issue with older properties is that because modern cars are much bigger, they don’t actually fit in the garage
  •   A traditional and stylish appearance
  •   They are easy to have installed
  •   Because they are opened manually, they are very low-maintenance

Small garage entrances

If you have a small garage, then space can be something of a premium and the right type of garage door really matters. The roller shutter door is a great option for any smaller garage. It opens vertically. But unlike the up and over garage door, which is the most commonly found garage door in the UK, it curls up into a roll that sits above the opening of the door rather than lifting into the garage in one large section. This also makes it a good option for any garage where there is limited headspace. It works whilst not sacrificing on the insulation or security that you want. There are several different positions that this type of door can be fitted in, inside, in-between or even outside the opening of the garage. This also makes it a rather versatile option.

Because of its versatility there are a lot of different garage door brands offering this type of door, so it is important to look for a reputable company that have plenty of experience. That way, you know that you are getting a top quality option.

The benefits of a Roller Shutter door

There are some important benefits you may want to consider with this type of door:

  •   Space saving option
  •   Can be either a manual or automatic garage door, making it a versatile option
  •   Very easy to install
  •   Offers good insulation properties
  •   When used with a quality locking mechanism this type of garage door also offers good security properties

Other things to consider

In addition to the styles of garage doors you might want for your property the other aspect you may want to consider is the type of material it is made of. Some materials require more maintenance than others. Your provider should be able to give you some insight into what would work best for your property.


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