Like any property you come across, the door is essential for insulation as well as safety. A garage is no different, with it requiring a door that is able to fit and adjust to accommodate a number of items; including, in some cases, a vehicle.

It isn’t just allowing for easy entry either. There’s a lot to consider, such as the style you want, how you want it to fold, and what material you require. One of the most popular garage door options at the moment is steel, with it having a multitude of benefits that can improve your property.

The aesthetic of your home

When you have a garage, you’ll have a specific purpose to suit that part of your home. Whether it is a secure location to park a vehicle, a storage location or even a home gym, its practicality shouldn’t effect the garage’s overall aesthetic.

It may come as a surprising fact, but one of the first impressions a person will have when they see your home is the garage. This is why we offer you so many options with regards to your garage door.

One of the reasons we give multiple options is so that you are completely satisfied with the service we provide. Whether it be a door that has a certain design, or has the addition of windows, there is a wide range of options available.

There’s also a number of colours that you can choose from, as well as a wood effect which can look particularly attractive. The colours you can choose are:

  • Green
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Brown
  • Dark Blue

A major consideration when it comes to the style of your steel garage door is how you want the handles to look. Whether it be brass, chrome or even white diecast handles, you’d be surprised at how much of a difference the choice of handles can make.

Greater safety

Regardless of the purpose of your garage, the idea of someone gaining access to your property isn’t a comfortable thought. All of the doors that we produce have fully integrated locking systems, so that no stranger make their way inside.

If you choose steel, it’s a likely to be a significant deterrent to any potential criminal. Steel is a tough material to break, compared to other materials, so it’s less likely that the door will be susceptible to damage. The brackets that we use also ensures that if someone does try breaking into your garage, they will struggle and likely to be deterred.

If you’re worried that someone will still be able to break in, it’s possible to purchase an alarm for an affordable price. If the unlikely situation occurs where someone does manage to break in, both yourself and the criminal will be alerted, working as a deterrent.

More space

Although a lot of people do use their garage to store a vehicle, sometimes it’s used for more than that. A popular use for a garage is a workshop; letting people work on certain items without having to be in the home. In some cases, some people use their garage as a bedroom space, especially if it’s connected to the rest of the home.

When we install a steel garage door, we ensure that they are well designed so that you can utilise the space. There’s very little point in installing a door mechanism that requires you to sacrifice a substantial amount of space.

We have a number of gear options which are designed to be as unobtrusive as possible.

Ease of access

Being able to open and close your garage door easily is important, and the options can completely change depending on how you intend on using your garage. For people that plan to use the area as a place to store their vehicle, it may be beneficial to have a remote system so you can simply drive into it with ease.

Of course, in the majority of cases, having it as a manual option will be sufficient enough. Balance springs can be used to make sure opening and closing of these doors can be done with great ease.

It’s important to think of safety when it comes to having a steel garage door, especially with regards to the opening and closing part. Even though it requires very little effort to open and close, it’s easy to forget how heavy steel doors can be, as they can weigh in the hundreds of kilos. When you choose a manual operated door, the springs work to keep it always in balance, and even if a spring fails it won’t fall.

Minimum maintenance required

One of the great things about steel garage doors is that they require very little maintenance. Every now and then they may need a coating of paint or an oil that provides it with a protective layer, but other than that it your garage door should be good for the majority of the year.

Here at Conwy Valley Windows, we are able to apply a finish for you which will provide the door with extra protection. When it starts to look like it’s receiving damage, or bits of the coating start to fall off, simply give it another coating or use an anti rust paint. This paint can be be picked up for a fair price and can last for a long time.

Conwy Valley Windows and your steel garage door

One of the main things we focus on at Conwy Valley Windows is making sure that all of our customers are satisfied. We will spend the time to make sure that you pick a garage door design that suits your preference.

All of our staff members have the expertise to provide you with a top quality service, whether it be the actual installation or just the planning phase. If you have any questions or queries, get in contact today, or join the conversation on Twitter: @conwy_valley.