Over the years we’ve seen garage doors develop in both quality and technology. Despite this, at Hipwoods we still find ourselves replacing newly installed doors. Some of these doors have been so low quality that they have been ‘kicked in’ with one hit. You can see an example of this in one of our recent Facebook videos where we took out the whole bottom half of a door in just a few kicks. If that isn’t enough of a reason to not skimp on quality, here are a few more for you to consider.
As seen in our Facebook video, having a low-quality door not only means skimping on stability but also on your home security. If we could kick that door down in just a few kicks, that means that a potential burglar would have been able to do so as well. One of the benefits of a high-quality garage door is that by investing in the better materials, you will have a garage door that is more solid and secure. This will stop any unwanted visitors from being able to break it with a couple of hits.
It goes without saying that one of the main benefits of a high-quality garage door is that it will last longer. Including the fact that it won’t break as easily, it will also be more resistant to dents and scratches caused by vehicles and moving equipment. A better-quality door will also fair better against ranging weather conditions.
With better materials comes a better finish. Choosing a higher-quality door means that you will also get a door that has received more care and attention. These garage doors would also have been built to higher standards of craftsmanship.
Improves Energy Efficiency
If you have a cheaper door fitted, it may not be completely the right dimensions or fit flush against the frame. One of the benefits of high-quality garage doors is that they will have been built to fit your garage perfectly. This will eliminate any chance of unwanted gaps and subsequent heat loss.
Being made of better-quality materials will also mean that they will provide more insulation, helping to further reduce loos of heat and therefore improve the energy efficiency of your home.
Saves on Maintenance Costs
I think it’s pretty obvious that if you invest in a better garage door, it will be less likely to get damaged and break. This, in the long run, can help avoid any maintenance costs that you will have to pay for any required repairs. It will also mean that you will be far less likely to need to replace it any time soon, meaning that you won’t need to pay out for a brand new one for a good few years.
We think that these benefits of a high-quality garage door show why it is always best to invest in quality, rather than just go for what is cheap and cheerful. If you need any help in understanding the differences between the wide variety of garage doors that are available, we are always here to answer your questions. If you think you need a new door, we can also arrange a free survey and talk you through the options. We work with high-quality brands such as Somfy, Birkdale and Hörmann.