Professional Garage Door Installation Services in Stirling

Professional garage door installation

A top-quality garage door repair and installation really is essential, as it ensures smooth performance and strong security throughout the night and day. Our garage doors are available in a wide range of styles and colours and designed to improve the appearance of your property.

Their functionality and smooth performance can also make life easier, from setting off in the morning without any fuss to returning home after a hard day’s work for an evening of relaxation.

We’re fully ensured

You’ll be pleased to hear that all of our garage door installation services are fully insured, carried out by a team of skilled professionals, and guaranteed to be of the highest standard.

We primarily work with Hörmann as they’re one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of modern garage doors, although we also use Garador, Novoferm and Cardale garage doors due to their superior quality. We’re dedicated to providing a flexible service too, as we can either install the garage door for you or simply supply it if you’d rather manage its installation yourself.

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We’re dedicated to health and safety

When you choose Kay Garage Doors, you’re investing in quality, professionalism and ultimate levels of health and safety. Though garage doors are commonplace structures, they can prove highly hazardous if improperly installed. That’s why we go above and beyond to ensure that your garage door is safe, secure and complies with all UK regulations, such as:

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Frequently asked questions

The UK’s most popular ‘standard’ size up and over garage doors are 7’x 6’6″ and 7′ x 7′ for a single garage and 14′ x 7′ for a double garage.

However, you may find that these sizes may not be sufficient for several modern vehicles to have easy access through the drive-through when the door is open. If you have a smaller opening, there are still some very good 7’x 5′ or 6’6″ doors available.

In comparison, roller doors usually come in narrower sizes, but the wide varieties are becoming more available as they become more popular.

Whether or not you have a garage door made to your standard dimensions or a custom made one, it is important to get local garage door installers like us at Kay Garage Doors to install it for you.

Your preferred garage door style and size can influence the length of time needed to finish a garage door installation service. For Roll-Up garage doors, installation typically takes an average of five hours; for insulated garage doors, the average is six hours; and for sectional doors, installation can take seven to eight hours. Garage door service providers usually complete the job within a day. Expect to pay extra for this specialised service if you want your new roll-up or insulated garage door installed on weekends or holidays.

Many things go into the length of time it takes to complete a garage door installation service, but some things remain constant for all installations.

The average cost of garage door installation in the UK is around £750-900. This price varies depending on size, style and taxation. The larger the door you require, the more expensive it will be to install. 

Furthermore, some doors may come with added features that increase their price range. For example, a roller shutter door has additional hydraulic motors and electrical wiring, which will increase the cost of installation.

Other variables that may change the price include:

  • If you require new windows or brickwork to install the door 
  • The size and style of your existing door
  • Whether it is a manual or electric door, you require (electric doors are more expensive)
  • If you have an unusual brick or stone porch, you may need a new one to install the door 
  • A steel security grille instead of a standard panel 
  • Timber panelled doors are more expensive than aluminium clad ones.

Deciding on a garage door type can be confusing, especially if you are just about to have one fitted for the first time. There are various reasons why homeowners choose different styles for their garages, but ultimately it comes down to taste. The two main aspects that need considering when choosing a new garage door are looks and security.

The different styles are listed below, along with information to help you choose.

Roller Shutter Garage Door

The simplest type of garage door available in the UK, roller shutters simply roll up into a cassette attached to the top of the door frame. They’re very easy to maintain and can be used as a great security measure due to their sturdy design. Roller shutters are available in all colours and can be fitted with different handles, hinges and locks that suit your taste.

A very popular type of garage door amongst UK homeowners who have a double garage, roller shutters tend not to look out of place on any modern property. Additionally, they are never out of fashion, unlike some more decorative door types.

Roller shutters are also great for garages that get very hot in the summer or who have limited headroom. Whilst there is no possibility of ventilation with roller shutters, they can be fitted on up to 90% of garage doors, depending on the size and width.

Sliding or Sectional Garage Door

The most popular garage door style in the UK, sliding doors are great for maximising space. They give you easy access to your car and can be automated so that they open and close with a simple push of a button. Paired with lighting, this system makes it possible to pull into your garage at night without having to turn your headlights off.

SECTIONAL doors are available in A RANGE OF colours and can match the style of any house, especially if you choose a white door with black UPVC frames. This look contrasts very nicely against modern properties.

If space is an issue for you, then sliding doors are the only option that will allow you to reverse park in your garage. They are also very secure, easy to open and close and keep your garage floor clean due to their flush finish with the floor.

Up & Over Garage Door

The most traditional garage door style available in the UK, up & over doors are extremely popular for properties built before the 1980s. These doors are available in both metal and timber, but the latter can be very expensive. The main benefit of up & over garage doors is that they give you a generous amount of space. This means that many people who drive larger cars tend to go for this style.

The main downside is that they are prone to damage due to their weight and can be a nightmare to maintain. They’re also not as secure as other door types and they need a lot of headroom due to their large overhead section.

Wooden Garage Doors UK

Wooden garage doors offer a unique and luxurious look that can complement most houses. They’re expensive, but they last for years, and you can choose from a variety of styles that include panelling, louvres and lettering. They require little maintenance apart from an annual clean to remove dust and dirt, but they are susceptible to water damage and the timbers split over time.

No additional security measures can be fitted to wooden garage doors, but they’re very strong and it would take a lot to break one! They also must be installed manually because it’s unlikely that your home will have enough power for an automated door.

Yes, the new garage door will boost the curb appeal of your home. No doubt about that. The modern design and sleek finishes can significantly enhance the look of your home.

Although it makes sense to replace a garage door based on aesthetics alone, there are other practical reasons as well. When you have an old garage door, it can be noisy and it might even break down more often than usual. 

Instead of just replacing your garage door because you think it looks outdated, take a look at the parts and see if any of them need repair or replacement. If so, then it’s time to get a new model altogether.

Our garage door showroom

A garage door is a big investment, so it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting before you make a purchase. Our newly refurbished showroom is the perfect place to get a close look at our garage doors. You’ll be able to inspect the construction, materials, and mechanisms to make sure it meets your needs. Our team will be on hand to answer any questions you have. Thank you for considering us!