Renovation? A sectional door has so much more to offer

Older homes are renovated to bring them into line with the current standards. Cavity walls are filled, the old boiler is replaced with an energy-efficient condensing boiler and low-emissivity windows are fitted but the old, uninsulated, up-and-over door is firmly left in situ. More’s the pity, because a sectional door has so much more to offer, both in terms of user-friendliness and in terms of the cost of running a comfortable home.

REASON 1: Insulation = energy conservation

The insulation value of a sectional garage door outshines that of an up-and-over door any day. Sectional door panels are made of steel, filled with polyurethane foam. Always opt for a panel with a minimum thickness of 42 mm as that will add to your door’s durability and strength and to its insulation value, something you will notice in your energy bill. Rubber sealing strips between the panels, on the sides and at the top and bottom of your door ensure that dampness and cold are kept outside.

REASON 2: Extra space... now there's a bonus

A sectional door will also allow you to maximise the space in your garage as you don’t need to leave any clearance for your door to open. Neither will you lose any useful space on your footpath or drive with the result that you’ll be able to park your car right up to your sectional garage door. Furthermore, sectional doors don’t tilt inwards like some up-and-over doors do.

REASON 3: Comfort ... at the push of a button

You get home with a car full of groceries, the skies are after opening and it doesn’t look like the rain is going to stop any time soon. If that sounds familiar you will also know that the only thing for it is to brave the weather if you want to open your garage door to get your car and groceries inside. With an automated sectional door however that will soon be a distant memory as your garage door will open at the push of a button, allowing you to drive straight inside.

REASON 4: Safety

Automated garage doors are fitted with an anti-lift device, which makes it impossible to open the door when closed. Most of the time, they aren’t even fitted with a manual lock to ensure that the sectional garage door can only be opened from the outside by remote control.