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A Guide On Roll-Up Garage Doors

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A garage door is an essential component of your home's exterior. It is especially so since most garages are located at the front of the house. As such, the garage door should add to the appeal of your home. Besides, it should keep your vehicle and tools safe.

Roller doors, or roll-up doors, are an ideal choice for many homeowners since they are cheap, they have a simple design and they can be painted a wide range of colours. Read the excerpt below to learn more about roll-up doors and the various considerations you should make when installing a roll-up door in your garage.

Choosing a Roll-Up Door

There are two types of roll-up doors. Section roll-up doors have a series of panels that join as the door rolls up. Rolling doors consist of a single panel that rolls as you open the door. Section roll-up doors are ideal if your garage has adequate ceiling space. On the other hand, rolling doors can be used in constricted areas where the ceiling is a few feet away from the top of the garage door.

Your next concern should be the material used to make the garage doors. Aluminium is an ideal choice since it is cheap and light. However, it may not be as durable as compared to steel. Regardless of the material you choose, insist on galvanised products since they do not rust. Wood is a preferable choice for people that want to give their exterior a wooden touch. However, it can typically only be used as a section roll-up door. As a rule, you should use pressure-treated products that are resistant to pest and weather damage. 

Roll-up doors come in various designs. As such, you should conduct extensive research to determine a suitable design and colour for your home. Typically, the door should complement your exterior. As such, it could be the same colour as your fence or front door. 

What type of rollers does the roll-up door use? New installations may come with plastic rollers. However, you should go for durable nylon or steel rollers. They may be a bit expensive, but they will last for years. 

Check home improvement blogs and social media reviews to identify companies that manufacture durable roll-up garage doors. Other than the price structure, check the product warranty. Some companies will give a guarantee on the products they sell. Besides, they may provide free shipping or installation. 

Proper maintenance will extend the longevity of your roll-up garage door. Adjust the spring tensioner to prevent it from wearing out. Besides, lubricate the rollers and keep your door clean to avoid the build-up of mould or rust.

To learn more, contact a supplier that sells roller doors.