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Five Things to Consider When Buying a Garage Door
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When buying a new garage door, there is a lot to think about. As it’s going to be located at the front of your home and will likely be one of the first things visitors see, you want something that is both practical and gives a great first impression. 

But with so many options out there, the choice can be overwhelming.   

One way to make sure you decide on something that suits your property is to put together a list of everything you deem important in a garage door. This way, you’ll know exactly what you want and be clear in your mind when it comes to making a purchase.

We’ve put together a list of a few things you may want to look out for when buying a new garage door. 


Unsurprisingly, at the top of many people’s lists is security. It’s important that the garage door you choose keeps you protected and doesn’t provide unwanted intruders with easy access to your home. A good indication of how secure a garage door can keep your property is by looking at the material used to manufacture it. 

Steel, aluminium and even wood can offer a robust, durable base for a garage door, making it difficult for thieves to break in. All materials come with various pros and cons so make sure to do your research.   

These days, technology can also help when it comes to security. For instance, you can implement electronic keypads or remote controls that can regulate who has permission to access your garage.    

Style and design 

While functionality is extremely important, we want something that looks great, too. There are a whole host of styles, designs and finishes that you can choose from, and there’s bound to be something to fit the unique look of your property.

Think carefully about how you want your garage door to operate. You could opt for the traditional and ever-reliable up and over garage door – a great choice to keep your home safe. Or maybe you’re looking to save space, in which case roller garage doors are the way to go.  

If you’re looking for a garage door for your business and need something to cope with the comings and goings on your premises, then high speed garage doors are ideal. 


We’ve already covered this one a little bit, but security isn’t the only consideration when it comes to material. 

Each material brings different benefits, and you should consider what you value most before making a decision. For example, if you solely want your garage door to look great, then a wooden garage door is probably going to suit you best. However, be warned, as wooden doors require far more maintenance than any other material. 

Steel garage doors are perhaps the most common in the industry. This is because they’re extremely versatile, low maintenance and pretty inexpensive.

Similar to steel in terms of durability, aluminium is another common material. However, it’s better at avoiding corrosion and rust, and also copes better in moist environments. 


Technology has advanced our lives in so many ways, and the same can be said for what it has done for garage doors. Ease of use is valued highly by consumers, and there are a variety of options you can get that make life more convenient when moving in and out of your garage.  

Electric garage doors are more commonplace than ever before, so take advantage of this by getting a product that uses a remote control or electric keypad system to open your doors.

Find a company that works for you 

Arguably just as important as the product itself is the garage door company you’re buying it from. Make sure the company you go for is experienced, reliable and has a range of products that you can choose from. At Secure Automatic Access, we provide all of our clients with a tailored service, providing everything from an initial survey all the way to full installation. Our team takes into account your exact requirements, providing you with an end product that’s unique to your property. 

The garage door company’s job isn’t done when the purchase has been made either. We’d always recommend you select one that offers ongoing maintenance and, if necessary, repairs. If for whatever reason your doors become damaged, it’s important to get them fixed immediately, so it’s always better to have a company on hand who can swiftly resolve any issues. 

For more information on Secure Automatic Access and the range of services we provide, get in touch with the team today.


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