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When did garage doors get so groovy?

Do you remember when you were younger and you’d walk down the streets to see houses with boring garages accompanying them to either side? They would often have a simple up and over door with absolutely no attractive features whatsoever. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to see quality garage doors that add style, elegance and beautify to your home, such as those with timber finishes, or perhaps a vibrant colour that enhances the character of your property. A lot has changed in the garage door industry over the last decade. The leading brands know it’s no longer enough to make a garage door that opens and shuts smoothly; they also need to design garages with strength, security and attractiveness in mind.

SWS garage doors come in three main variations for homeowners; roller, vertico and sectional. The sheer fact that they only focus on these three types of doors shows that they’re the most popular options nowadays. Back in the day, up and over garage doors dominated the market. So the industry as a whole has really come a long way and the success of SWS is an indicator of this.

Sectional garage doors can look incredibly stylish. They’re designed to make the most of the space both inside and outside of the garage, by rising vertically allowing you to park right up to the door. This is a huge advantage, especially for properties with short driveways and large vehicles! But saving space is just one of many advantages with sectional doors. They also come in manual and automatic operation modes, whilst most of the leading manufacturers now offer finishes to suit you and your home. If you have a contemporary three-bedroom house with a smart black front door, you may want a garage to match, and that’s incredibly easy to do now.

When choosing a garage door, it’s important to look at the manufactures warranties because these will differ a great deal. Make sure you know which components are covered too because some will offer shorter warranties for the motor, and longer warranties for the door mechanisms like rollers and tracks, so this is especially important to consider before you decide on a model and manufacturer that is right for you.

Garador is another big band, and it’s actually one of the oldest garage door manufacturers in the UK. These are particularly groovy in design too, and there are plenty of types to choose from including roller and sectional. As discussed, with many of the leading brands, you do get a verity of finishing options, whilst some manufacturers will even do custom orders, so never rule out a particular design you have in mind, because anything is possible!

Garage doors have certainly come a long way over the last 10 or 20 years, and it’s so great to see people being more creative throughout the decision process. Back in the day it was merely a case of buying any garage door that fits and keeps the water out. Now you can decide on style, colour, security features, automation and operation type.

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