Enjoy the Benefits of Electric Garage Doors

Posted on August 8, 2016 by Toni Mason

Not so long ago, electric garage doors were seen as an expensive luxury, the preserve of the rich and famous. Nowadays, thanks to technological innovations and improvements in manufacturing processes, this is no longer the case. Today, the cost of a brand new automatic door is within the reach of pretty much every homeowner in the UK and the many benefits they have to offer make them an extremely attractive proposition.

The Advantages of Electric Garage Doors

If you are not sure whether to have one fitted in your home, take a look at the list below: in it, we have detailed a few of the more obvious advantages that automatic garage doors have to offer.

Keeping You Warm and Dry in All Weathers – If it is pouring with rain or snowing heavily when you arrive home, having to get out of your car to open the garage door can be a real inconvenience. For properties with an integral garage, an automatic door makes great sense: you can open it without exiting your vehicle, drive straight into your garage and proceed into your home, without exposing yourself to the elements.

SafetyModern electric garage doors can detect the presence of obstacles in their paths and will stop as soon as they do. There is no danger of anybody or anything becoming trapped in your garage door if you have a modern electric model fitted. Furthermore, the fact you can drive straight into your garage without getting out of your car means you are safe from potential attackers who may be lurking in the undergrowth nearby.

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Security – The latest remote-controlled door openers generate a new code every time you use them, from one of billions of possible combinations!  This means they provide an excellent defence against intruders. While older models could be ‘hacked’ in a matter of minutes, there is no danger of this when you fit a modern system.

Time Saving – How many times are you in a hurry to leave your home because you are running late, or when you’re returning and you need to get into your home as quickly as possible? A touch of a button will ease that anxiety and your garage door will be either opened for you ready to drive out without wasting time, or for you to park your vehicle when returning home.

Low Cost Upgrade – If your existing garage door is in good condition, there is a very good chance that you can fit an automated opening system without replacing the door itself, making it an even more attractive proposition from a cost perspective.

Timed Closing – If you choose a new door from a manufacturer such as Somfy, you will be able to program your garage door to close after a set amount of time. Never again will you have to worry about whether you have left it open or not because it will be automatically closed after a set delay. The obstacle detection technology mentioned earlier will ensure that it will not attempt to close unless it is safe to do so.

If you would like to find out exactly how much it will cost to fit your garage with a brand new automated electric door or to upgrade your existing door, please feel free to call or email us at any time. We will be delighted to provide you with a detailed quotation and to answer any questions you may have.