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Garage Door Cornwall
Garage Doors Cornwall
Helston - Bodmin
01326 572209 - 01208 264888
Garage Doors Cornwall
Garage Door Supplier
Truro Cornwall
Steel, Timber Garage Doors
Tel: 01872 275997

What Type of Garage door are you looking for?

There are a large range of garage doors and you want to choose the one that will suit your property the best in terms of both style and function for your needs. The choice of garage doors is large but the most popular are Wooden Garage doors and Roller Garage Doors. To find out more about either of these garage doors please click on the links for more information.
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Click on either of the links above to find out more about the type of garage door you are after.

  Improve your garage security

If you are lucky enough to have a garage, itís obviously the safe and smart choice in where to store your car. But just because your vehicle is out of sight doesnít mean itís out of a thiefís mind. The locks on up-and-over doors are notoriously weak, and wonít prove much of a barrier to a determined criminal.

Whatís more, garages arenít only used for cars. Although a lock-up is often regarded as a junkyard, for many motorists itís a valuable space in which to keep everything from tools and power washers to bigger items such as bicycles, quad bikes and electrical goods.

So it definitely pays to make garage security a priority. Contrary to common belief, you don't have to be a business mogul or a high roller just to afford a really secure garage. The best solutions are often the simplest ones. The first thing to do is note down any serial numbers on relevant prop≠erty. A few digital snaps, even if they are only on your phone, will help in the event of a break-in. Also, when putting your car away for the night, be sure to lock and alarm it, otherwise your insurer may not pay up if itís stolen.

Ensure that your garage is in all round good shape, windows, doors and frames all need to be checked occasionally for damage. Checking the state of your garage frmo the outside can let you know where there may be hole in your security. If you have had an automatic garage door opener for a while it may be worth considering updating it. Many older models become obselete as theives develop ways around the technology. Modern automatic openers use coded signals which are as secure as a old-fashioned mortice lock.

Thereís no point advertising whatís worth stealing, so consider whoís wandering around the area before you flip open the door. And donít leave it gaping wide for long periods Ė apart from the obvious risk of casual opportunist theft, it gives a clued-up burglar plenty of time to see if returning for a more detailed examination is worth their while.

You should take a three-stage approach to security. First, use deterrents, such as automatic lighting and visible camera systems. Then make life hard for criminals with uprated locks and bolts. Finally, fit alarms to alert you and your neigh≠bours should someone actually break in. Good lighting around your garage is a good deterrence.


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Garage Doors Cornwall as experts in garage door installation commented that garage doors may not be the first thing you think of redressing when you are preparing to sell your home, but many estate agents are now saying that the humble garage door could help not only improve the look of your home, but also increase its value when you put your house on the market.

This trend in garage doors stems from the term “curb appeal”. Marty Dewald, a estate agent says “it’s the single largest moving part on a home and if faces the street, it plays a large part in the overall appearance”. Mr Dewald goes on to say, “Curb appeal is a critical factor in selling a home. If a prospective buyer doesn’t like the view from the street, chances are he won’t waste time going inside.”

Many estate agents who have been asked about the importance of the garage door affect on ‘curb appeal’ said that it did indeed add value to the house up for sale. Many went on to say that homeowners neglect the garage door when the home comes up for sale, with the garage door either being broken, rotting or just plain shabby looking. Garage doors in these conditions could have a negative affect on the ‘curb appeal’ and end up reducing the final amount that the house sells for. Simply replacing the garage door, or even repainting it, would not only cover its cost, but also add value to your home.

In a recent survey, estate agents were shown before and after photographs of a number of homes that had their garage doors replaced. Depending on the style of the garage door and how it matched the style of the rest of the house, these estate agents estimated that it could increase the sale price of the house anywhere from one to four percent. So, on a house with a sale price of £150,000, that could mean an increase in the region of £1,500 to £6,000.

"That doesn't mean that a home has to have a designer garage door - the door just has to enhance the overall appearance," adds Dewald. "However, homeowners should choose a model that fits the look and price point of their home to get the best return on investment."

The average price for a new garage door ranges from £700 to £5,000 depending on the size of the door and the material it's made from. The most popular look in garage doors right now is the carriage-house style door. The doors look like old-fashioned swing-out doors but function like modern roll-up doors with an electric garage door opener. The choices for design, color and materials are virtually endless.

"Many homeowners favor the high-end look of wood carriage-house style doors, but they don't want the upkeep or the price tag that comes with them," says Pat Lohse, vice president of residential marketing for Clopay. "Manufacturers now are introducing less-expensive, low-maintenance versions in steel with layered, wood-grain composite overlays or embossed patterns. Unlike wood, a steel carriage house door is easier to maintain, resisting both fading and rot due to exposure."

If the vintage look doesn't work with the style of your home, no problem. Another solution is to select a classic style raised panel steel or a carved wood panel door and customize it with decorative windows. For more contemporary architecture, consider the sleek-looking aluminum and glass doors now available, such as Clopay's Avante Collection.

Going Shopping

Cornwall Garge Doors offer this advice on the factors to consider when selecting a new garage door.

Budget. Like everything, budget dictates options. Garage doors range in price from a few hundred to several thousand dollars depending on the size, materials and design you choose. Even if you have a small budget you can still get a great looking door that is going to enhance the look of the house.

Design. Think of the garage as an extension of the home's theme, not an afterthought. Let the home's architectural style, the shape and size of the windows and entry doors, and exterior design details influence the design of the garage door.

Insulation. Doors can be insulated or non-insulated. If the garage is attached to the house you'll want an insulated door. This will help reduce utility bills - a popular selling point with prospective buyers. If you live in a mild climate or have a detached garage that will only be used to park the car, you can opt for a less expensive, non-insulated door.

Upkeep. Maintenance is another consideration. Steel doors are very durable and virtually maintenance-free, but some people prefer the warmth and character of wood and the limitless design options. Depending on the climate and exposure, wood doors will need to be painted or stained every few years.

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Advice on choosing the right garage door for your home.

Our garage door companies in Cornwall can supply only, fit only, supply and fit, maintain and repair all types and styles of new garage doors, both automatic and manually operated. We also maintain, repair and automate existing garage doors. In addition to domestic doors we also supply and fit industrial workshop doors.

Garage Door Basics

Modern garage doors are built to last and are designed with strict emphases on both safety and security. Materials used in both construction and finishing are not only hard wearing and robust but also flexible so can be selected to blend well with the existing or planned surrounding sructure. You can even elect to have your garage door insulated for extra internal protection against the elements.

Available Materials A variety of modern materials with low or no maintenance requirements are available to enhance the style, wear, security, safety and good looks of today's garage door, including:

  • Fully finished powder coated steel in a colour of your choice
  • ABS fully finished, tough plastic doors in a range of designs.
  • Glass fibre, in either gloss white or woodgrain effect
  • Plastisol coated steel in a colour of your choice
  • Traditional timber, either base coated or fully finished making it possible to match your oak pvc finished windows by, for instance, using the same foil finish on your sectional, up and over or roller door.
Available Styles There is a full range of styles to choose from and there is a wide selection of patterns within each style. Briefly, characteristics of each style are:

  • Up and over canopy one piece - has no internal tracks or reduction in drive-through width,
  • Fully retractable one piece - fully retracts under the ceiling,
  • Vertically rising sectional - with choice of insulation thickness or without insulation,
  • Roller - with single skin or insulated
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