Replacing your garage door can be a difficult decision because there so are many options available to you. Motorised garage doors have become more popular of the years and we’re here to take a look at why this is.
When it comes to garage doors there are many types to choose from. Not only are there different materials, but there are different opening mechanisms that each have their own benefits. One of these is a motorised garage door, which offers fantastic benefits. If you’re considering a motorised garage door for your home, you should know what these are so that you can understand what is so great about having one, and whether it is the right choice for you and your family.
What are the benefits of a motorised garage door?
For those who know very little about motorised garage doors, it may seem like a luxury. However, understanding the benefits of them will help you to realise that it’s a practical solution that can not only make your life easier but increase your home security too. Here’s a closer look:
1. Effortless Operation
Probably the number one benefit that comes to mind, motorised garage doors are convenient. They are effortless to operate and eliminate a lot of issues. We’ve all been there. You pull into your driveway and it’s chucking it down with rain. You then have to quickly jump out and make a run for it to the garage door to unlock it and open it before diving back into the car. Having a motorised garage door means that you can open your garage with a simple push of a button, without having to leave the warmth and comfort of your car.
2. Added Security
A big added bonus of these types of garage doors is the extra security that they provide. It is common for the lock on a manual door to be the weak spot, which is what is often exploited during break-ins. Having a motorised system makes your door harder to open from the outside. This benefit is particularly desirable if your garage is connected to your home as it cuts off this access route to potential burglars.
3. Adaptable System
Many motorised systems are adaptable to your needs. Somfy, for example, has additional features that can be acquired to make your door more suitable for you. This includes a back-up battery in case of a power cut, internal wall switches to make opening easier and outdoor keypads for added security. There is even the ability to integrate your door with an app that allows you to not only control your door but receive notifications if it is opened or closed. This adds extra convenience and security.
4. Better Safety
With manual doors, you run the risk of hitting and damaging nearby objects or injuring a person who is in its vicinity. Being an automated system, motorised garage doors have safety measures built-in. This includes sensors for obstacle detection to ensure that you and your surroundings remain safe. This is particularly beneficial if you have a lot of clutter in your garage. It is also essential if you have a young family with children who need protecting from the dangers of a garage door.
Think a motorised garage door might be for you? Remotely operated motorised systems can be added to any of the doors that we supply and fit. They can also be installed to your existing door, providing that it is suitable for motorised operation.
With our years of experience in the industry, we are confident that we can help you with your garage door needs. Why not book a FREE survey today to see how we can help?