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Did you know that while 53% of households in Britain have a garage, only 24% of them actually use them to store a vehicle? ‘What is everyone else using them for then?’ we hear you ask! Well, a range of things actually. From studio spaces, an extra bedroom, to a personalised DIY workshop, unused garages can accommodate a range of varied applications specifically suited for your needs, but before you even get that far, you’ll need to consider the kind of garage door you have.
That’s where the team here at Emerald Windows and Doors can help! Based in Swindon and having served homes throughout Wiltshire for almost 20 years now, we’re more than familiar with what makes for a high-quality garage door. Those asking, ‘How much does a new garage door cost?’, however, will need to do their research. Here’s why:
Like any personalised or tailor-made product for the home, the cost of garage doors is informed by several factors. Chief amongst them is your specific wants and preferences and to a lesser extent the size of your particular garage’s aperture space. To put it simply, the bigger the living space the more materials are required. The good news is that very early on in your garage door installation journey, a member of our team will take the time to complete a site evaluation to remove any possibility of error going forward.
From here, it’s all about making a couple of key decisions that will affect the overall cost of your new garage door installation. There are multiple garage door options and customisation opportunities to consider, from type required to what finish to have it coloured in. Let’s explore them in a little more depth.
Perhaps the most important choice to be contemplated, there are two main types of garage door: Sectional and Roller. Both titles are pretty self-explanatory, but the key difference is in how they are open and closed. Sectional doors refer to the style most will be familiar with, manufactured using pre-cut aluminium sections which are stacked and joined together they open and close vertically to help homeowners make the most of space either side of the door. For added convenience, sectional doors can be remotely operated.
Roller doors, by comparison, are a little more flexible. This is because rather than close by tilting on a vertical trajectory they coil tightly around a drum which is located just inside the garage. The slates are still constructed using highly durable aluminium to resist the elements, but the opening method is kept practical and compact to make for the ultimate stylish garage door solution.
As alluded to earlier, the size of your new garage door is a big influence in determining the cost. Those featured in the Emerald range can be supplied in dimensions up to 3000mm wide – more than enough to fit the garage space of the average home. We can do all the hard work designing the specific widths of the aluminium slates a la carte. Once finalising the precise specs, we’ll get back to you with an accurate quote on the garage door’s cost.
Our garage doors always offer a contemporary appearance thanks to their aluminium slate construction, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t the opportunity to get creative. There’s a standard range of 15 attractive colour finishes applicable to both sectional and roller garage door styles, each evoking a different mood and tone that can be tailored to almost any style of property.
On top of this, outside of the standard collection, we offer homeowners the full range of finishes featured in the RAL colour chart. This increased the number of available colours from 15 to a generous 150, making it even easier to make your new garage door a stylish centrepiece in addition to a secure and practical side entrance. The more specialist your desired colour finish is the increased likelihood that the cost will be upped. Especially, if different finishes are intended either side of the door’s panels.
However much your new garage door replacement ends up costing, benefits like ease of access, high thermal insulation, and a contemporary finish is guaranteed. They’re a great way to take advantage of a space that is too often left underutilised, sometimes considered a more affordable route than opting for a conservatory or orangery installation.
Garage doors continue to be an alluring temptation as ever for homeowners throughout the country. With the many creative opportunities available what with the door styles available, comfort they can bring, and remote opening and closing, the team here at Emerald feel they are always well worth considering.
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