Choices Branch Rosewood UPVC French Patio Doors installed in Bovingdon By Our Watford Branch.
Today’s installation includes an image of a product we do not usually supply however with the customer being highly satisfied with previous work that we have carried out for them requested that we supply & fit them patio doors.
These French Patio Doors came with double glazed sashes in a diamond lead effect design. The handles & hinges on the door itself were finished in chrome effect. Choices Branch UPVC French patio doors are designed for safety and security with a 7 point locking system with the doors also being internally beaded for improved security.
Truedor TR1E Monet Composite Entrance Door with side element finished in Golden Oak & fitted in Surbiton by our New Malden Branch.
This Truedor Monet TR1E features the elegance glazing option on the door itself and an obscure cotswold side flag window element however this can be customised to suit your needs. A variety of glazing options are available including the police certified secure by design for its added security benefits with the addition of all Trudor composite doors coming with high security multi-point locking systems as standard.
This entrance door features a PVC frame in golden oak and door cill to prevent rainwater reaching the brickwork beneath the door. This door came with gold ironmongery, including letter plate and a lever pad handle.
Putting customers first for over 40 years, our fully trained professionals can help you find your new front door from our huge range.
If you’re looking to replace your front door, we supply & fit all types. Call 0800 716 569 to speak with one of our experts or alternatively, visit www.accessgaragedoors.com to book a free survey.
Due to the many moving parts operating on a daily basis, wear and tear on garage doors is inevitable, and while major components such as automated doors require extensive fixes, you can replace smaller components yourself.
Basic Spare Parts
Usually, the simplest components are also the ones that receive the most amount of stress.
Cables – Cables provide support and keep your garage door open or closed. To replace your cables, prop open the garage door and remove the cable while it is still rolled up in its spindle.
Springs – Garage door springs provide torsion and act as a counterbalance. We advise replacing both springs at the same time as a pair. To replace your springs, use a winding bar to loosen it. Never attempt to remove it while it is still under tension.
Rollers – Rollers keep your garage doors on track. Replacing it is just a matter of removing the track to access the roller. You can then replace it, taking care to realign the new roller with the track.
Draught Strips – Draught strips provide insulation and save energy. You typically install them at the bottom of the door, using adhesives. They seal up the area and prevent draughts from entering your garage.
7 tips on making your garage more energy efficient
Your garage is an important part of your house and generally takes up 30% of your home. We are always looking for ways to save you money. Here are our tips for improving your garage and lowering your energy bills.
1. Insulate your garage door: A new insulated garage door could save you money in the long run, keeping any heat inside. You could also look to buy an insulation kit.
2. Garage door floor seal: The Weather Defender has been designed to form an excellent seal between the garage door and the floor. The floor seal prevent unwanted water seeping in under the gap of your garage door and also stops rain, snow, leaves, dust and dirt being pushed under your garage door by the wind!
3. Upgrade your lights: Use LED lights in your garage. Led last up to 12 time longer than a standard halogen bulb and you could save up to 85% energy by switching to Affinity lighting LED lamps.
4. Seal any doors connecting your house to your garage. Install weather-stripping around the door frame and ensure there are no leaks. If your doorstep isn’t properly sealing at the bottom of your door, apply a draft excluder.
5. Seal any cracks in your garage floor: Cracks in your garage floor introduce cold air into your garage and allow heat to escape. Concrete sealant will help prevent heated air from escaping and stop cold air entering.
6. Solar heating: Avoid using electricity or gas to keep your garage warm and even generate electricity for the rest of your home by installing energy efficient solar panels on the roof. Solarvis Energy offer a range of domestic solar panels providing reliability, versatility and performance.
7. Storage and organisation: Is there still too much really useful stuff in your garage that you may need one day? If so, get a shed and store more items there. Organising your garage can help reduce waste as you won’t go out and buy more materials that you may already have but that are hidden under things.
For more information from the specialist garage door installation and repair team, contact Access Garage doors today – 0800 716569!
You’ll need to source a good quality garage door paint for all round protection against any weather condition. It’s also recommended to prime the door first for best results. Some garage door paints include added protection against mould growth and paint film too. Bare in mind the garage door will require a total of 2 coats, and you’ll have to wait until the following day to apply the re-coat.
STEP 1: Clean your door
Wash your garage door and remove any dirt.
Ensure you rinse the door down and leave to dry.
STEP 2: Sanding the door
What your garage door type, metal or wood, it’s essential to sand the surface prior to applying paint. Skipping this will mean the fresh paint will not attach itself to the door properly.
Use sand paper and use heavy grade sandpaper on any particularly rusted areas (metal doors)
Remove any dust by vacuuming or wiping down.
If you sand to far down you may need to add a primer top coat to the door. If this is the case, prime the door and then paint the following day.
STEP 3: Painting the door
Cover the drive in front of your garage door to avoid paint spillages.
Start from the top of the door and work your way downwards, using a roller to roll the paint onto the garage door.
Use a brush to paint the edges around the door.
You’ll need a few coats so once the first coat is dry, apply a second layer. If possible leave the garage a few days to dry thoroughly before you start using it again.