What’s the Best Garage Door for Security?
What is the best garage door for security? When choosing a new garage door, one of your prime concerns should be the level of security it can offer, and whether it can prevent break-ins. Old garage doors can have poor security features, be weak and provide poor resistance to intruders and burglars. For this reason, if your garage door is aging or you have concerns about break-ins, you should look for an upgrade. Best Garage Door for Security New garage doors provide an improvement on the level of security offered. However, different door styles have their own benefits. In this article,…
Safety Requirements for Electric Garage Doors
An electric garage door can provide many benefits, primarily due to the greatly improved convenience and non-existent physical effort it requires to open. However, it is incredibly important that an electric garage door meets safety requirements and legislation to ensure that it isn’t hazardous to use. In this article, we will be looking at the safety standards that are necessary for electric garage doors, as well as how to know whether your door meets essential safety specifications. Legislation The pieces of legislation in place (Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC; Construction Products Regulation 305/2011/EU; BS EN 13241-1, or equivalent safety standards) are there to…
How to Prepare for a New Garage Door
A question which often comes up before a new garage door is fitted is whether anything needs to be done in preparation. Our professional fitters are well-equipped to fit your new door – which usually only takes a matter of hours – but there are a few useful steps you can take beforehand. We will cover these preparatory measures in this article to ensure you are able to help have the easiest fitting process possible. Clear space inside the garage A lot of the work involved in fitting a new door needs to be done on the inside of the garage….
Freezing Weather and Servicing Your Garage Door
The temperatures throughout December have fluctuated wildly from mild to freezing, sometimes in the same day. Such irregularities in temperature can cause havoc to machinery and infrastructure, not just to your skin! Areas around your home can be particularly affected, especially your garage door. While last month we looked at the importance of preparing your garage door for the winter months and how to go about doing it, this month we’re going to be looking at the importance of checking your garage door throughout the winter, too. Freezing Weather Can Damage Your Garage Opening Mechanism The fluctuating temperatures we have experienced…