Top 5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Garage Door

When investing in a new garage door, it’s important to make careful considerations beforehand to make sure you get the best possible garage door for your needs.

This month, we’re taking a look at five of the most pressing issues to consider when looking to buy a brand new garage door, to help you find the your ideal garage door that will last for many years.

What are you using the garage for?

If you don’t take into account how you will be using the garage day-to-day, you might end up with a garage door that makes general storage much harder, and space more confined. Different doors will be better suited to different purposes, for example, if you need to conserve as much space as possible both inside and outside your garage, a compact roller door may be the best choice. For garages expecting a lot of foot traffic, a side hinged wooden garage door will be more efficient than an up and over. If you’re using your garage as an office, bedroom, gym or playroom, insulation will be important – and you may want windows installed to bring in natural light.

Luckily, there are many different styles of garage doors, each with their own benefits, so you won’t be limited for choice. Discussing things with professionals will help you find the right garage door for you, no matter what you plan to use your garage for.


Garage security will be high on the list of considerations for any homeowner, and your garage door is the most influential factor here. Firstly, you should only choose a garage door which is supplied by experienced, reliable and qualified professionals, to ensure the highest possible quality and proper installation. Secondly, you may find that some doors offer slightly better security than others. Wooden garage doors may look stunning, but they won’t be as secure as roller, sectional or up and overs, for example. Automation, locking and strength of the door should all be researched beforehand to find the most secure garage door option which suits your specific requirements.


In the past, certain styles of garage doors may have had the reputation of being ugly and unsuitable for homeowners, but now that is much less of an issue. No matter the style of garage door, it’s simple to find one that fits in the exterior look and theme of your property. From roller doors to up and overs, your garage door can be neat and attractive, constructed to your exact specifications to suit your property as you see fit.

However, there is one style of garage door that is renowned for its visual appeal: wooden garage doors. Wooden garage doors bring a natural elegance that can’t be replicated by other garage door materials, and are available in a range of finishes to complement your tastes. If you would like a timeless and traditional aesthetic for your property, a wooden garage door is definitely the best route to achieve it.


As with any purchase, your budget will be a constant consideration when finding the best possible garage door. You might be tempted to forgo extras like automation or insulation, but investing in them from the beginning can prove very cost-effective in the long run. Or, you could choose a garage door style that can be retrofitted at a later date, to make it more affordable. The most important thing to remember with your budget, is not to choose a lesser quality garage door purely to save money. You should choose the highest quality garage door you can afford, so it is definitely recommended to discuss all your options with a qualified and experienced supplier. They will help you find the right garage door for your budget, while ensuring a high standard of quality.

Professional installation

You might be tempted to install your garage door yourself, but this can lead to complications further down the road. When choosing a garage door, it’s critical to make sure you also choose a reputable, professional supplier who can provide safe and efficient installation to ensure your garage door remains fully operational for years to come.

PCS Garage Doors have been supplying, installing and repairing garage doors for over 5 years. As fully insured suppliers, we guarantee a safe and professional service every time, and our expert team can provide advice and assistance to help you find the perfect garage door for you. To find out more about our wide range of garage doors, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

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