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The rise in insulated garage doors

Insulated garage doors have continued to rise in popularity over the last 10 years, with our surveyors being asked more about insulated doors.

More readily available:

More garage door companies are making insulated garage doors readily available; with more featuring either a double skinned steel or aluminium panel design. The insulation not only provides its primary purpose but also adds strength to the door which in turn provides great stability. Consequently, this allows for larger sized garage doors to be produced without deflection. Our customer love the Hörmann sectional LPU garage door and we believe its one of the best insulated doors on the market.

Adaptability for garage conversions:

More and more families have considered converting their garage in recent years too which has, in turn, meant more families have looked at a way of insulating their garage door to prevent heat loss. Although some think of taking their door out, ones that still want their home to look like it features a garage often choose the very best insulated garage doors for best results.

Climate changes:

Believe it or not but the weather in Yorkshire is actually getting more extreme. The summers are getting warmer the winters are considerably cooler. To ensure the weather […]

Composite Front Doors from Hormann

New Composite Entrance Doors from Hormann

ThermoComp Entrance Doors – High-performance external doors.  By choosing a modern, composite door you can benefit from a wide variety of styles, sizes, colours, glazing and fixtures along with high-security multi-point locking systems as standard.

Personalising your composite exterior door from Hormann doesn’t end with the style, colour and finish. There is an extensive range of high-quality accessories to choose from to suit the overall look of the home. The corrosion resistant handles, letter plates, knockers, numerals and eye viewers have been manufactured to an extremely high standard of performance.  Design the door exactly the way you want it – You can choose between various colours and decors as well as glazings.

Traditional range
Whether you live on a Victorian terrace or a modern development, your home is as individual as you are and deserves a facade that makes a unique statement. By choosing a modern, composite door you can benefit from a wide variety of styles, sizes, colours, glazing and fixtures. Exploring the available options gives you fresh ideas and ensures that you arrive at a front door that is highly personalised and a complete reflection of your tastes.

Cottage Range
Character properties are perennially popular among home buyers […]

5 Reasons to choose a timber internal door from Hormann

5 Reasons to choose a timber internal door from Hormann

Discover a new feeling of home with high-quality timber internal doors from Hormann. Our home is the centre of our life, our safe haven, our oasis of well-being. Hormann’s high-quality timber internal doors contribute to this and provide your home with that extra cosy feeling. Here are our 5 reasons to choose a timber internal door from Hormann:

1. Door leaf and frame versions

High-quality door leaf: Available with four different door leaf inserts – from a simple honeycomb insert up to a high-quality solid chipboard.
Sturdy timber frame: Consists of an extra sturdy 25-mm-thick jamb lining. Particularly robust MDF boards give the decorative edges and rebate cladding a smooth surface.
Robust steel frame: An alternative to the timber frame: the robust steel frame. Thanks to a special final coating, the colour surface is particularly resistant.

2. Extremely impact resistant: Duradecor surface

The high-quality surface will delight you: Duradecor captivates due to features such as heat resistance, robustness and impact resistance, which combine to ensure a long service life.

3. See and touch: Duradecor texture

The finely textured surfaces allow you to feel what you see. A wood grain texture is embossed into the door […]

Garage door repairs in time for winter

A sticky or noisy garage door may not seem like a big deal in the summer, but as the days get colder and winter starts to settle in, your garage door can become a much bigger issue. There is nothing worse than trying to get to work on a cold winter morning, only to discover that your garage door has decided to stop working. Or worse you get home, it’s raining and the door won’t open! If you’ve noticed your garage door acting a little off recently, now is the time to call our garage door repair team.

Access Garage Doors can come out to your home and perform a thorough check on your garage door. If there are issues, we’ll quickly identify the underlying problem and get to work fixing it right away. We’re an experienced team here at Access having serviced and repaired thousands of garage doors, so we’re able to resolve and fix most issues in our first visit, which mean you’ll have an operating garage door that reliable opens and closes all winter long, whenever you need it. Give us a call today at 0800 716 569 for free friendly advice about your garage door repairs!

Top tips on looking after your garage door

Garage door maintenance tips
Modern garage doors are extremely well made and are designed to help protect your car – and everything else you keep in the garage – in terms of both security, as well as protection from the weather. Looking after your garage door is therefore an essential task to add to your household checklist. This task doesn’t need to take long, but if you do it regularly enough, you could save yourself a lot of time and frustration in the future by preventing things going wrong.

Here are the Access Garage Door top tips on looking after your garage door.

Before you start

Tell everyone in your household that you’ll be checking the garage door. You can avoid a possible injury if they know not to open or close the door whilst you’re inspecting it.
Read all the labels on the liquids and lubricants that you’re planning to use to make 100% sure they’re the right ones for the job. Getting it wrong could end up in permanent damage to your door.

Cleaning and maintenance

Ideally, twice a year, or every 2,000 door cycles, treat the springs, spindles, tracks, hinges and latches with a squirt of WD-40 (other multi-use spray lubricants […]

Why you shouldn’t do garage door repairs yourself

There are plenty of do-it-yourself jobs you can handle around your home, but garage door repair shouldn’t be on that list. Garage doors can be extremely dangerous if not handled properly because:

 Garage doors can’t really be handled by one person on their own, so many repair jobs will require two or more men to handle the door.
Not only will you need more than one person to move a stuck door, the weight of the garage door can cause serious injuries if not handled correctly.
Your garage door might seem like a simple mechanism, but they are actually quite complex. Parts like the springs and hinges can cause injuries while you are trying to repair your door if you don’t know what you are doing.

Even seemingly easy jobs can create major issues for homeowners. Additionally, if repairs aren’t completed correctly the first time, it can cause bigger more expensive issues in the future. The best thing to do is have all of your garage door repair done by a member of our expert team.

Access Garage Doors offers garage door repair that’s reliable, affordable, and fast. We know that you rely on your garage door, so we don’t make […]

Insulated garage doors on the rise

Insulated garage doors have continued to rise in popularity over the years. Our garage door fitters have looked at reasons why their popularity has increased, explaining why people are buying them more.

Insulated garage doors are more readily available:

More garage door manufacturers are making insulated garage doors readily available; with many more featuring either a double skinned steel or aluminium panel design. The insulation not only provides its primary purpose but also adds strength to the door which in turn provides great stability, see our range of Hormann and Alutech sectional garage doors as a market leading example.

Great for double door garage conversions:

With more families considering converting their garage in recent years, in turn, meant more families have looked at a way of insulating their garage door to prevent heat loss. Although some think of taking their door out, ones that still want their home to look like it features a garage often choose the very best insulated garage doors for best results.

Climate change is affecting your garage door:

With the summers getting warmer and the winters are considerably cooler, insulated garage doors aid both scenarios, keeping your garage cool in the summer and warm in winter. Insulated garage doors provide […]

Protecting Your Garage Door

Winter is approaching fast, your garage door can take a lot of damage during this period, so you should protect your garage from the low temperatures of winter and in the long terms save yourself money.

Anything that you store in a garage can be effected by the cold, whether it be your car or any belongings that you may be storing. There are many ways to keep your garage insulated but the main thing to consider is your garage door.

The majority of modern garage doors, especially sectional doors, are well insulated and are good at keeping the heat in. However, extra insulation will ensure your garage stays secure and safe throughout the winter. Try our draught excluder and Weather Defender for keeping draughts and dirt out of your garage.

Most importantly check your garage door. Old garage doors can get worn and produce cracks that allow air through, but they can also warp in the wet weather. If you see a problem then contact us for free friendly advice as you may require a garage door.

If you know your garage door is old and could do with a touch-up, call our experts out to have a look. The last thing your garage […]