It can be easy to not realise just how much you are offering an open house to potential intruders thanks to your choice of garage doors.
It can be much easier than you thought to flick open the catches on some garage doors and then gain access to everything inside. And if you have an integral garage with access directly into your property, it could be all too easy for burglars to break into your home.
With older canopy style garage doors, it can be easy to release the catches, and to do so quickly and without making a lot of noise.
If your garage has older, retractable style doors, this can take a little longer but it is still relatively straightforward, especially if the garage door is fitted on to an old timber sub frame.
Unfortunately, even if your older retractable doors have an electric operator, this doesn’t make them totally burglar-proof. That’s especially true if your doors do not have some type of stop bead at the frame head. Many older products do not have this important addition, leaving a sizeable gap above the top of your door panel, so that there is potentially access to the remote control operator unit, along with the manual release mechanism.
Newer models with steel sub frames have a steel plate on the head so that the door panel shuts as far as this, sealing off the interior.
New garage doors make forced entry a lot harder. In particular, double skinned sectional garage doors which have electric operators, or insulated garage doors made with aluminium as roller models are highly secure.
- A sectional door is usually fitted with no external handles, or catches, making it unassailable when it comes to forced entry.
- Roller and sectional doors sit behind their own metal frame. So it’s not physically possible to lever the door panels outwards.
- If you have electrically operated doors, this keeps forward and downward pressure on the doors, so that entry cannot be forced around the edge.
Why You Need Arridge Doors on Your Garage
Whether you’re after remote control doors or anything else, make Arridge your first port of call.
We have nearly 25 years’ experience of the industry, and offer models from all leading brands, whether you want to stay manual or go electric, all at fantastic prices.
In fact, we won’t be beaten on price – just look at our price guarantee promise! Trade or retail customer? We can give you significant reductions on manufacturers’ price lists.
We’ll deliver your doors to any UK mainland address for a reasonable shipping charge, though there’s no delivery fee on roller doors. And we’ll always give you 24 hours’ notice of when we’ll be delivering.
We offer a fitting service if you need it, along with an incredibly high standard of customer care.
We’ll help you choose the right product for your needs and budget, and provide a fitting service if you don’t want to fit your doors yourself. There’s more online.