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Roller Garage Doors Vs Steel Garage Doors

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Roller Garage Doors Vs Steel Garage Doors

When it comes to installing new garage doors, there are plenty of materials and types that you can choose from. 

While it’s great to have plenty of choice, many consumers struggle to know what’s best for their property. 

Away from the obvious physical differences in appearance, there are subtler differentiating factors between various garage door types and materials that are important to know before you make a purchase.

In this article, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of roller garage doors and steel garage doors, two of the most popular types of garage doors.  

Roller Garage Doors

Typically made from remarkably robust aluminium and powder coated, roller garage doors are perhaps the very best type you can install. One of the biggest benefits of a roller garage door is that they are incredibly efficient when it comes to maximising space.

The opening mechanisms are designed in an innovative way, ascending into a compact box on the ceiling which gives your garage more storage space, and means you can park vehicles close to them without fear of obstruction. Ideal for both domestic and commercial buildings, their slick and smooth opening motion also means your premises will receive an element of sophistication that other garage doors lack.

Staying on the theme of aesthetics, roller garage doors also come in many colours – meaning they can perfectly align with the exterior of your property. If you’d prefer a more modern approach to your garage doors, then roller garage doors can help with that too, with electronic options that can be operated at just a click of a button. 

They’re also great in terms of insulation, and can help keep your building secure as the durability of the aluminium makes it difficult to breach.

Steel Garage Doors

When it comes to steel garage doors, there are a number of pros and cons to having them installed. A pretty popular material in the industry, its flexible nature and great value see it chosen time and time again by consumers.

Steel can be used as a single skin roller garage door, a single skin up-and-over door and double skin insulated sectional doors. Most steel roller garage doors come as galvanised, but the sectional and single skin up-and-over doors are able to encapsulate the attractive appearance of a wooden door while combining it with the resilience of the metal used to manufacture them. 

However, despite the benefits, there are some pitfalls to installing steel garage doors. Unlike other options, steel garage doors are not natural insulators and can let the cold in. If you do want insulation, then the sectional version would be the only one to offer this which makes this usually a higher price. Steel roller garage doors can also be noisy when in operation, and often look like shop front shutters – something you may want to avoid. 

They’re also susceptible to corrosion and rust, especially in the winter months. It’s recommended to give the doors a wash every six months in order to prevent this from happening.

Here at Rollerdor, we’d always recommend having roller garage doors installed. Our team of expert technicians always provides a high quality, professional service ensuring you receive the very best level of product. For more information on how we can help you, get in touch today. 

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Our slats are constructed out of double skinned aluminium and have a thick, foam-filled insert to add insulation to the garage door. Our slats are assembled by our own on-site team to your individual specifications, ensuring a perfect fit and a strong seal.

Why choose our double-skinned aluminium slats?

  • Increased insulation
  • Strong physical barrier
  • Reduced risk of break-ins
  • Less sound pollution
  • Increased protection from ultraviolet and infrared rays
  • Protection against volatile weather
  • Quieter functioning

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Roller Garage Doors Vs Steel Garage Doors

What Makes A Rollerdor

Made from double-skinned aluminium with high density, foam filled insert for effective insulation.

  • Improved insulation
  • Strong physical barrier
  • Highly secure and effective deterrent for break-ins
  • Reduced sound pollution
  • Quiet, smooth functionality
  • Protection against volatile weather
  • Increase protection from UV and infrared rays
  • All parts are made from powder-coated or painted aluminium
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