How long will my new garage door last?
The following table provides a comparative snapshot of value v reliability based on discussions with homeowners and their supply and fit experiences of different types of automatic roller and sectional garage doors.
Is every garage door safe?
Your cheapest quote if a very low amount may mean that the supplier is offering a cheap alternative that has no CE mark, which hasn’t been safety tested, nor has a safety break, in the case of a roller garage door, or branded automatic controls.
Our top tip is to look for one that is:
- CE Marked
- Safety tested
- Compliant with safety law
How secure are garage doors?
If your supplier say’s it’s secure, ask them if it is made to the Police Preferred Specification. If they say yes it will come with a valid certificate. If the reason for your purchase is to increase security in your home, then look for options which are:
- ‘Secured by Design’ specification
- Able to block code grabbing on automatic doors
What experience does the installer have?
It’s fair to say that cheap doors generally need cheap labour. Installers are garage door specialists whose skills are a matter of great self-pride. They are engineers who value the importance of doing a good job. Ask your installer if they are:
- Providing a workmanship guarantee
- Fulltime trained professionals
Are you a supplier with 5 star reviews?
A quick glance at online reviews will also help you to separate the wheat from the chaff. It will be clear from what customers are saying about their experiences which suppliers place customer service central to their work. Always check these out first! You can see our reviews here
Do you provide after-sales support?
Regular maintenance of your garage door will help to ensure it continues to look great as well as operate safely and smoothly for years to come. Ask your supplier if they provide any after sales services to help you with this. Garage door care is highly recommended, for the longevity of the product. The best suppliers will offer servicing, maintenance, and repair as part of their solution.
Just by asking a few simple questions you will quickly appreciate that quality counts for a great deal along with the trust you place in your garage door supplier. Year after year, we’re regularly called upon to replace cheap low quality garage doors that have failed often after only one year, so if you want a garage door that will give you peace of mind for years to come and is backed by the best after-sales support choose Eastern Garage Doors.