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Garage doors alternatives


Garage doors are quickly becoming a luxury item for our home. Many people are capitalising on the fact that the garage door is the first thing visitors and passers-by notice on your house.

Whilst more people are choosing extravagant and innovative styles like the side-hinged door, garage doors can still be affordable

The great thing about garage doors is versatility. Garage doors can be customised in almost every way possible; the opening mechanism, material, colour and more. There is always a cheap option available but that doesn’t necessarily mean lesser quality.

Opening Mechanism

In terms of opening mechanism there are many affordable options you can choose from. Roller shutters are the most common type, and are often considered most cost effective. The ease of use is thought to be worth the little extra cash than the up-and-over model. Up and over garage doors are the most traditional style, it simply involves one manual lift of the garage door as it canopies along the ceiling of the garage.


There are lots of extravagant and aesthetically pleasing customisation you can make to your garage door. But away from the options available simple white works perfectly for many occasions. Firstly, white is a clean and neutral colour that complements any house and any colour scheme. This saves any extra costs of tailoring the paintwork of your garage door to your house.


Similarly to paintwork, there is a wide range of options available to tailor your garage door to your specific requirement. But if practicality is more important, then the simpler the better. Away from expensive timber woods a very cheap and stylish option in the form of aluminium or steel is always a great choice. The metals are cheap to manufacture with but also look very modern. Metal also has much greater durability and security properties than wood.

Some people like garage doors to be the focal point of their home. They can spend thousands of pounds making it the perfect addition to the front of their house. For others however, less is more as they opt for simplicity and practicality.

Garage doors can be attractive, safe, and high quality for minimal costs if you know what to look for. For more information on our affordable range of garage doors call our Huddersfield branch now on 01484 829 612.

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