With so many types of garage doors on the market to choose from, it can be difficult for people to make the right choice when they want to add a new garage door to a newly-built garage extension or when replacing an old, worn-out garage door.
If you are looking to replace an old garage door there is no reason for thinking that you need to replace it like-for-like. Just because you had a canopy garage door originally fitted, it doesn’t mean that you cannot replace it for a completely different style, such as a roller garage door.
As garage space is becoming more of a premium for homeowners, it can make a lot of sense to replace an old garage door for a design that is more space-saving and allows you to better utilise the available space in your garage.
What is a roller garage door?
Many people have lived with their garage door for many years – sometimes decades, so when it comes the time to replace it with a new one, they are not well versed with the variety of doors available or how choosing a different design may better suit their needs.
When presented with the option of a roller garage door, many people won’t know how they work. This style of garage door open and close vertically by rolling up into the top of your garage door opening.
Roller garage doors are made using a strong spring that aids the electric motor and puts less strain on it, so extending the life of your garage door and all its working parts.
Why choose a roller garage door?
Roller garage doors are an excellent choice for those homeowners with small garages, such as you find with new-build homes. Roller doors don’t take up much room because they roll up into the ceiling space just above and behind the opening of the garage.
This is an ideal choice if you want to rack out your garage to use as storage space and want to use the ceiling space within your garage.
Traditional canopy garage doors and up-and-over canopy doors need to have a clear head-space to slide into, which means that you cannot install racking or store your possessions in the ceiling space above your head.
But will a roller garage door, you can use much more of the available space, which is important for a growing family that needs to keep safe a lot of bulky equipment, such as bikes, canoes, surfboards, camping equipment, toolboxes and sports gear etc.
Strong, safe construction
Because roller garage doors are constructed from strong materials such as steel or aluminium, they are naturally hard-wearing and long-lasting. It also means that your garage door won’t become rusty so will add greatly to the lifespan of your garage door.
Modern roller garage doors are built to stand the test of time while at the same time looking stylish and sleek, improving the curb appeal of your home.
If you are looking to add or replace a garage door, the first place you should go to is Midland Garage Doors. We offer a wide range of garage door styles, including modern roller garage doors and have the knowledge and experience to install a perfect new roller door for you.
Do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team who will be happy to discuss your needs.