Last Updated on January 15, 2024 by Umer Malik
Budget should only play a casual role when buying a garage door. These aspects are much more important for functional usability over decades:
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How even is the space in front of and in the garage, what radius is available outside and inside? The drivable, i.e. usable, area of the garage entrance also determines the correct variant.
Small up-and-over doors are the easiest and fastest to assemble. Larger up-and-over doors require a more complex construction due to the weight of the leaf. The exchange is always equally complex because everything is always replaced.
It is best to pay attention to security when buying a garage door. Electrically driven doors are the safest because they have an integrated door lock. The type of garage door should be selected based on the likelihood of break-ins.
Wood is a popular material for doors. However, it is difficult and requires maintenance against weather influences at least once a year. Wood is popular for swing gates and up-and-over gates. Plastic and metal are used for sectional and roller doors. Both materials hardly weather, can be designed in any color and are lighter than wood and usually cheaper.
The color of the garage door must match the overall design of the property. Depending on the region, there are even regulations as to which colors are not allowed. Within these parameters, wood can be painted, plastic colored and metal powder coated. Sectional doors are painted. Galvanized goals or plastic versions in a subtle gray are also possible.
What does the installation of a garage door cost?
When buying a garage door, you can book the installation from your regional specialist partner directly. They can easily and conveniently assemble the gate for you. The costs to have a garage door installed are usually at least 250 to 500 €. Different requirements must be observed:
Install sectional doors
Sectional doors are mounted inside guide rails of the appropriate size and a frame. In addition, a ceiling rail must be installed in the garage, into which the sections run when opened. Installation by two people can be done in one day. The price also includes the security class and overall equipment.
Install roller doors
Rails are required to install roller shutters. The slats must not tilt when they are raised. It is therefore recommended that two people carry out the assembly. The advantage of roller doors compared to the installation of sectional doors is that a ceiling rail is not required for this. The size of the door and the required number of slats are also decisive for the price.
Install up-and-over doors
A specialist company should install a garage door with a swing mechanism. The precise installation of the ceiling guide for up-and-over gates will ensure that they will function properly for decades. Upgrading from mechanical to electrical opening is easier and requires no manual assistance.
Install swing gates
The installation of garage doors with wing doors is like the installation of house or room doors. Frames and hinges are required, which can absorb the weight of the door in the long term as it moves. Several people (at least three) should help to ensure a good fit and straight assembly of heavy swing gates.
Garage doors offer burglary protection and visually complement neighboring properties. The decision in favor of roller or sectional doors, up-and-over doors or leaf variants also depends on how much space is available in front of and in the garage. There is a wide range of prices, starting in the three-digit range up to four-digit amounts, depending on the equipment, size, and material.