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Are you looking to get better security by replacing your existing garage door? A roller door may be the perfect solution as there are many great benefits over other types of garage doors. But, like all purchases, you get what you pay for, and a cheaper garage door generally costs you more over its lifetime.
Steel roller doors: most roller doors available in the market are from corrugated steel. The corrugations give the roller door more strength to sustain impact.
Fiberglass roller doors: if you are looking for a stronger but lighter material for the roller door, Fiberglas becomes the obvious option. Its strength helps the door stay intact even when hit.
Aluminum lathe roller doors: these roller doors increase the insulation values for the door. Typical roller doors have an insulation value of 4.8 to 5.2. The process adds polyurethane foam lowering the insulation value to about 2.6 which is a fair value.
There are a number of features you should look for with your new roller garage door. This will ensure you get the right one for your circumstances.
A noisy garage door probably disturbed many of you at some time, most likely when you were asleep! To avoid noise issue, choose a door that uses features like a glide block and roller for quiet and smooth operation. Also, rubber coated guides stops to prevent nasty metal on metal contact.
The climate you live in will also influence the type of material your garage door should be made of. Lighter materials may not fall within strong winds; harsh sunlight may quickly fade the paint. If the door is not weather resistant, you could end up with a corroded roller door, warped or a door full of rust. Repainting your garage door regularly to keep your property looking good will cost you time and money. On the other hand, a door damaged by strong winds may no longer have the perfect fit require for optimal and quiet operation. The correct weather seal will reduce the chances of unwanted water or mess blowing into the garage and will also give a better fit for unlevelled floors.
Look at the safety and security features of your new roller door. Does the door you are considering buying have features like locking bar end covers to prevent injuries to fingers. This can be very important if you have small children or steel doorstops. Will the rolling mechanism be of such quality to allow the roller door to open part way and stay there without rolling shut? How secure is the roller door, does it have features such as double bar locking action, or pick resistant locks? Is the center lift lock at a comfortable height, made of durable material and comfortable to touch in the heat of summer or the cold of winter?
All garage doors require regular maintenance to ensure a safe and efficient operation. Without the right maintenance, parts may wear out quickly if they are not made up of durable materials. Even if parts are expensive, the time or cost in replacing them may cost you more during the lifetime of the door. Look for roller garage doors that use pressed steel castellated drum wheels or engineering grade plastic. Use a combination of precision springing and pressed steel drum giving a harmonious balance to the roller mechanism.
By carefully researching your new garage roller door, you should get the right door for your requirements. So look for doors that meet or exceed given standards, are quiet (especially it is for a residential situation), have durable components and will be value for money over the entire lifetime of the door.