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Things to consider when buying garage gates

  • 14/07/2016
  • 10:00
  • 1GS Security Team

garage gatesBuying garage gates is a big decision. You have to ensure they blend in with the design of your home or office and enhance the overall appearance of the building. There are a number of important factors to take into consideration when it comes to choosing garage gates to ensure that you make the best decision to compliment your property and add value at the same time.

The first thing you have to pay very careful consideration to is the style of garage gate you want to use on your property. This should be determined by the overall style of the property and what will enhance the look. You need to look at a selection of garage gates to identify the best one that will blend into your property and really make a statement.

Consider the security features. Are you choosing a garage gate to add value to the property or do you want to ensure the safety and security of your family moving forward?

The next step is to look at the size of the opening. You need to have the garage gate made for your particular space, ensuring the highest level of safety and security at all times. You may find the opening you have is larger than the average size, which means you need to find a company that will provide you with bespoke gates and garage doors that will fit your space perfectly.

The next step is to identify how you want the gate to swing. Do you want it to swing open towards the road or in towards the home? Do you have the room against your wall for a sliding garage gate? These are very important decisions, which should be based on the security level and what works best in your particular area. If your boundary wall sits close to the road then you will want to consider a sliding gate or one that swings towards the property, reducing the risk of blocking the sidewalk every time you return home.

Ensure any company you choose for your garage gates can provide you with the installation. This is always the safest option and ensures that the warranty remains in place. In addition to this, these companies work with these gates daily and therefore have years of knowledge and experience to ensure the garage doors are installed correctly and without issues. If the company does not provide installation, they should be able to provide you with a choice of approved installation experts that they use in your area on a regular basis who can provide you with a top quality finish.

Of course, the price is going to be a deciding factor, but bear in mind that you are looking for a high quality product which can add value to your home while keeping you safe and secure. Therefore, don't rely on price alone. Ensure the company can provide you with the best quality product and that they can also provide installation. If you are also offered a good warranty, then it's worth paying slightly more.

Going for the cheapest option will only leave you disappointed in the long run when you have no choice but to replace the garage gate in a shorter period of time.

Finally, always do your research. Ensure you do your research on the suppliers of the garage gates to identify if the company you have chosen is reputable and reliable. This can also help put your mind at ease that you have chosen one of the top security specialists to help you protect your family and home in the long run.