Interesting and Useful Facts about your Garage Door

Alutech Garage Doors have experienced incredible growth in recent years, with more and more garage door specialists offering these great-quality doors. They are manufactured to the very highest standards and are the smart choice for your home. A new automated garage door enhances your property like no other home improvement!

In this article you will find some interesting and useful garage door facts that you probably didn’t know.

Garage doors are the heaviest moving part of a home.

As a garage door weighs up to several hundreds of pounds, you should never install or repair a garage door by yourself, especially if you are not an expert. By attempting this, you are running the serious risk of the door falling and damaging something or even hurting you. Furthermore, the installation of your new door is a complex, multi-step process and, as such, it requires serious expertise and should be undertaken by professionals.

Garage doors increase a house’s value.

Garage doors are proving to be the best return of investment on home improvement projects, with an average of 97.5% ROI. Therefore, if you want to increase the value of your property, you should consider replacing your old garage door with a more modern, safe and efficient one.

Garage doors are convenient.

You can save on energy bills by installing an insulating, energy-efficient door in your home. This will keep the heat inside in winter and cold air during summer. So, by investing in a new garage door, you can actually save money in the long term!

Garage doors take up to 40% of a home’s façade.

When considering a home’s appearance, the garage door is an important detail for visual harmony, as it is the largest door in your home which occupies up to 40% of your house’s façade. According to designers, this is an essential part of your home’s architecture and, therefore, it is certainly worth an upgrade when you decide to renovate your house.

They open and close 3-5 times per day.

The average garage door opens and closes 3 to 5 times per day, so approximately 1,500 times per year. What is more, around 55% of homeowners use the garage door as their home’s main entryway instead of the entrance door. As a result, even the sturdiest garage door will eventually stop performing like it used to. Sometimes it develops issues that can be fixed with little maintenance; other times, though, the best solution is to replace it with a new one.

If you are thinking of replacing your garage door, we’ve got you covered. For design queries and more information on what Alutech Garage Doors can do for you give one of our friendly sales representatives a call on 01924 472924 or email