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What to consider when buying


When buying a garage door there can be a lot to think about. Is it going to look right? Will it give me the energy saving benefits I needs? How much will it cost?

At Huddersfield Garage Doors, the local experts in supplying high quality garage doors in the Kirklees area, we know that no two people have the same requirements when it comes to doors but that they all go through similar buying process. To ensure that you get the most from your new garage door, our team have listed some of the considerations you need to make when looking for your new make and model.


Obviously this is a big consideration. If you only have a budget of around £2000 there is no point looking at some of the more expensive garage door variations. You should also remember that if the price seems too good to be true, then it usually is. As with most products you do get what you pay for.

Price can differ by material massively so if you are unsure as to what material you want, but know your budget, you may have to look at many different types before you get a door which fits inside that number. You should also consider that if you wish to have a timber looking door, you do not necessarily have to spend the large volumes of money to have full timber, rather just have a timber effect on a steel or aluminium door.

Any mechanism choices, as well as automation, can have a huge impact on the price as well. If you know you have a budget and want to get the most for your money, it is certainly worth speaking to a professional company.


As we have mentioned, materials can have an impact greatly on price, but should you know what type of material you want, this consideration should be quite simple. For some buildings in Huddersfield, we know that garage doors must be a certain material as dictated by the building regulations, such as timber, so it is worth bearing that in mind too.

Should thermal insulation be of high importance to yourself, you may also have to go down a certain avenue with material to ensure you get the returns and cost saving benefits you desire.

Operating Systems

Although people may think that the look of the door is the most important thing, ensuring you have the right operating system, such as roller doors or side hinged could have huge impacts on the available space inside and outside the garage. Should you have a narrow garage, it is recommended to have a roller door to maximise the storage space, whereas side hinged doors have huge benefits to people who use their garages sparingly.

You also need to check the size of the garage opening as some mechanise, might not be able to fit in those sizes. Also consider if you want automatic operation at this time, and whether this will impact on your ability to store a slightly taller car or vehicle in your garage.


For most people, security is one of the most important buying trends when it comes to picking a new door. If it is not very secure, it usually is not bought. Market leaders Hörmann have produced some of the most secure doors currently available on the market, but as you would expect there is a premium to pay for quality. Most garage doors now come with very high quality locks as standard – look out for the euro profile cylinder.

The most secure doors are usually a double skinned sectional door made by Hörmann however other variations are available. You should speak to one of our team who can instruct on the security rating of each door and help you pick the right one.

These are a few things to contemplate when buying your garage door, other things to look out for include reliability, maintenance and frequency of use as these can all have major impacts on the choice of door, you both need and want.

If you would like to speak to a professional garage door expert about any of these questions, please do not hesitate to contact Huddersfield Garage Doors on 01484 829 612.

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