Roller Shutter Garage Doors

Posted on June 10, 2019 by Toni Mason

Roller shutter garage doors are one of the most popular types of garage doors. They are a good choice for domestic and industrial properties.

The roller method is a great option because of its simplicity and the extra space they create inside the garage. They give this because they fold within themselves above the garage opening near the ceiling.

Roller Shutter Garage Doors

Unlike other doors, roller shutter garage doors do not need internal tracks to help guide with opening and closing. They just move up and down in a relatively smooth and easy roller blind movement, hence the name. Basically they have the same operational function as a roller blind. This makes them the easiest type of garage doors to install.

Aluminium and steel are the materials used to produce roller garage doors. Aluminium would be the preferred option if looking for extra insulation.

As mentioned earlier. roller shutter garage doors are most commonly used because of the extra space they provide. This is particularly useful if you have a smaller garage.

Roller garage doors are available in a wide selection of colours . Another plus is they can be made up in any particular bespoke shade needed.

Roller shutter garage doors can be controlled manually or automatically. Nowadays  however, most people tend to prefer the remote controlled version. Just touch the remote or internal switch inside the garage and let the door roll up or down electronically.

These types of garage doors offer extra security because they have a rubber seal. This makes it more difficult for potential burglars to prise open the door to access the garage.

Like any other moving part that has continual daily use, roller garage doors also need regular maintenance. This will help keep them to operate smoothly and efficiently.

Listen out for any unusual noise or creak when using the door. Be aware of any sudden jerky movements when the door is in operation. If anything seems strange you may feel confident to fix the issue yourself. The obvious things to look at is making sure that everything is lubricated as it should be. Also check that the accessories have not become a little loose and need tightening.

Regular inspection of the rollers can prevent replacing them more often that necessary. It will help the roller have a longer life span.

Of course as always, if you want a professional garage door engineer, give Hollington Doors a call. We will give your roller shutter garage doors a full service allowing you full peace of mind.

One of our team will check that brackets, sockets and all other parts are okay and replace them if necessary. We will make sure that your roller garage door is balanced correctly and alter it accordingly if need be. We will check the rubber seals as this is important for the security as previously stated. Basically when they finish, you will feel that your door is back to its very best, just as it was when it was originally installed.