What Not To Accept In A Roller Garage Door

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When choosing a Roller Garage Door, there are certain things to look for including level of security, materials used and sizing. A garage door could be considered a large purchase and, with it potentially being used daily, you want to ensure that you are getting the best quality for your money.

We explain what you shouldn’t accept when buying a roller garage door and the things, here at EasyFit, we believe should come as standard!

Security

Security is a feature you should prioritise when it comes to choosing your roller garage door. Protecting your possessions, whether it be your car or less-valuable items, is vital. Some garage door safety mechanisms work using just a lock and key. Although it’s easy to use, this can also be easily broken into. Make sure you look into what security system is included and how it protects your belongings.

Garage doors such as our SecureRoll range, have an anti-lift locking system which is connected to the strong steel barrel.  This prevents the curtain from being forcibly opened from below. 

Safety

Safety should also be a priority but not all manufacturers go over and above the minimum safety requirements.  With all SecureRoll 77mm lath doors, an integrated brake is fitted to the endplate and prevents the door from dropping in the event of motor failure.

Warranty

If anything goes wrong with the mechanical system on your garage door, a warranty is vital. However, not all manufacturers give you a substantial amount of time on your warranty. Always double-check how long the warranty lasts, it should be stated clearly when ordering your garage door.

On all our roller garage doors, we offer 5 years on the lath against colour fade, 5 years manufacturer’s warranty on tubular motors and 2-year manufacturer warranty on 2 years on the control panels, giving you peace of mind in case anything went wrong. Check out our warranty conditions to see what we cover.

Materials

Materials of a garage door are one of the most important things, they can affect how long your garage door lasts. On average, the life span of a garage door is 10-15 years. However, the cheaper the material, the shorter this time becomes as well as the environmental impact. It’s not uncommon for some garage doors to have plastic components which are not strong enough for long term use.    A good quality garage door will be made from aluminium or steel.   

To ensure maximum strength, our roller garage doors are made using 77mm aluminium lath. This is made using high-grade, twin walled aluminium with an insulation core foam, adding strength and reducing heat loss. 

Size

When choosing your roller garage door, it is important to choose a garage door that fits the space. Having only a fixed sized option by a manufacturer can cause you more problems than originally thought. If the door doesn’t fit properly, this can lead to gaps, drafts or the overall door not working as it should.

Made-to-measure garage doors take the hassle out of shopping around and finding the right size garage door. Simply measure your space using our measuring guide and provide these when getting your quote.

Insulation

More and more people are figuring out ways to keep energy bills low. Including turning the heating down and insulation. As they are usually connected to the side of a home, did you know that insulating your garage door is a good option to help bring your energy costs down? However, not all garage doors on the market are insulated. This causes heat to escape quickly, causing you to constantly re-heat your home.

At Easyfit, both our 77mm and 55mm lath are insulated, using an advanced insulated foam core, keeping more heat in and reducing your energy bill.

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