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Up and over doors


If you are looking to buy a new garage door for your home in Huddersfield, there will inevitably be a lot to consider. Whether it is ensuring that your garage door can accommodate for the needs and use of your garage, if you can still park your car inside when it is open or much more, picking the right one is essential.

At Huddersfield Garage Doors, we have been helping the general public get the right garage door for a number of years, helping them even when their budgets are tight. As a company we are proud of our ability to always get the right results for our customers.

As a result we have looked at some of the things you need to think about the most when buying a new garage door.


Inevitably, the budget you have can significantly alter the type of door you go for. By traditional a single swing up and over door is cheaper than other alternatives although this is not always the case.

If budget is considerably tight, it is always worth speaking to our team of professionals to help you out in this situation. A steel up and over door is usually the cheapest so we would recommend this, however if you do have a very fixed and rigid budget and require a door for this price and no more, do speak to our team.


There are lots of materials to choose from, (Steel, timber, aluminium, PVC and GRP). Depending on the type of door you go for can significantly alter the choice of material you go for. Aluminium is often only used for insulated doors, GRP for additional strength. Sometimes the choice of material is dictated by the local authority so you need to check this too. If you are unsure what material you may need or wish to have, you should come and look in our showroom to see the differences.


The mechanism is often overlooked within its importance but is one of the most important things to consider. A lot of people pick a door by size or style but do not think about how it will work. Once size door and type of mechanism doesn’t fit all so it is very important to get it working and in the correct format. Speak to one of our team if you have your reservations and one of our measure team will advise the best option when they come and check the opening.


The security of your garage door, whether new or old, is important so when buying a new one make sure it does what you want. The material you choose will have an impact on the security, but so will the types of locks (euro cylinder) that you have on the door and whether it is single lock or multi-point locking as standard. If security is high on the agenda, you can add to the security that comes as standard with most manufactured doors by Hörmann, by adding on additional benefits.


The final thing to consider is how often you will have to maintain your garage door. No-one will want to look after or paint their door every six months so why not get a door that requires little care and attention? Although this seems obvious, people will pick a timber door and not realise that it requires lots of maintenance to keep its rich and strong colour.

If you would like more information about our range of garage doors, please do not hesitate to contact us today by calling 01484 829 612.

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