Metal garage doors are a popular modern choice, with aluminium garage doors and steel garage doors, giving excellent levels of strength and security.
A metal garage door can have a smooth or woodgrain texture to it and be finished in the RAL colour of your choice. It is also possible to finish the door with a coating that reduces dirt retention.
The look of metal garage doors can be further tailored to your taste with ribbed slats of different sizes or through the use of deep pressed panels.
In general, metal garage doors benefit their owners with a maintenance free life and smooth and quiet operation. Steel galvanised metal garage doors offer value for money and even the metal garage door parts can be galvanised, making them resistant to corrosion and rust.
Two skins of garage door metal usually sandwich a CFC-free foam insulation centre that gives heat and sound insulation. Although slightly more expensive, aluminium metal garage doors offer better noise and heat insulation and they can be sealed for draught exclusion, saving the garage owner money on heating costs.
Metal garage doors are suitable for any sized garage opening and are made to measure. A metal garage door can be chosen to have one of several opening mechanisms. These includes the standard up and over styles that form either a canopy or retract into the garage space.
Where internal obstacles, such as shelves, block the root of retracting garage doors, side hinged metal garage doors can be fitted instead, as these open outwards. If drive space is limited, then a metal roller garage door or sectional garage door can be fitted. These do not protrude outwards during opening, giving up to an extra 3 feet of usable drive space.