PROFESSIONAL GARAGE DOOR INSTALLATION SERVICES, FULLY COMPLIANT WITH UK HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATIONS

RELIABLE GARAGE DOOR INSTALLATIONS IN STIRLING, GLASGOW AND THROUGHOUT CENTRAL SCOTLAND

A good-quality, smoothly-functioning garage door makes a real difference. It makes the front of your property look modern, clean and secure; it helps with the practicalities of everyday life, from the early-morning dash to that precious moment when you park up for the day; and of course, it keeps your car and other possessions safe and dry. At Kay Garage Doors we offer a range of garage door installation services for domestic clients and local authorities in the Stirling area. With a wealth of expertise and decades of experience, you can count on us to find a garage door solution that perfectly fits your needs.

A WIDE RANGE OF GARAGE DOOR INSTALLATION SERVICES

All of our work is guaranteed and fully insured and carried out by our team of skilled professionals. We will even happily carry out repairs on doors that were fitted by a different supplier. We also understand that some of our customers prefer to carry out repairs or maintenance themselves.

That is why we also offer a supply-only service, providing our customers with components from our trusted brands so that they can carry out the repairs without the need for a technician. We only use the best quality suppliers, so this service provides peace of mind that you are working with industry-approved products that will be running smoothly for years to come.

Find out more about our spare parts service

TYPES OF GARAGE DOORS WE INSTALL

If you need a strong and durable door, a sectional garage door is a great option. 

Sectional garage doors come in both manual and automatic versions, so you can choose which one will work best for you. They are available in several colours and come with a reinforced insulation layer, which protects against heat loss throughout the year. These doors maintain their shape better than solid wood or aluminium sections, so they do not warp easily. This is the most durable AND SECURE TYPE OF GARAGE DOOR.

Roll-up Garage Doors

For easy maintenance, roll-up garage doors are an excellent choice. These doors use torsion springs or rubber bands to make them extra durable and long-lasting. In addition, they do not require any upkeep over their lifetime, so you won’t have to worry about lubrication or repainting. 

Roll-up garage doors come in sections, so if one part ever becomes damaged you can quickly repair it without replacing the whole door. These doors are also available in several colours and are extremely easy to install.

Wooden Garage Doors

If you want to add a rustic touch to your home, wooden garage doors are an excellent option. These doors can either be solid or be sectioned panels, and they come in many different varieties, including single- and double-car garage doors.

Solid wood garage doors come with several benefits. They maintain their natural look over time and can be restored to their original appearance with a simple refinishing job. In addition, these doors are long-lasting and durable, and they don’t require much upkeep throughout the year.

Wooden garage doors can be painted any colour of your choosing and come in different styles to match your home décor. They bring warmth and character into any space and give you that classic country look you are searching for.

Aluminium Garage Doors

If you are looking for a sleek, modern touch to your home, aluminium garage doors are a perfect choice. These doors come in single or sectioned panels and come in many different colours, including woodgrain finishes to give your door that rustic feel.

OUR COMMITMENT TO HEALTH AND SAFETY

At Kay Garage Doors, health and safety is absolutely paramount. A poorly-installed garage door can be inconvenient at the best of times and downright dangerous at worst. That is why we go above and beyond to ensure that every door we install complies with safety standards set out by UK regulatory bodies. These standards include the following requirements:

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All electronically-operated doors and gates must-have safety sensors

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Manually-operated doors must have anti-fallback devices in the case of spring or cable failure

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AUTOMATED GARAGE DOORS

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SECTIONAL GARAGE DOORS

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ROLL-UP GARAGE DOORS

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WOODEN GARAGE DOORS

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GARAGE DOOR REPAIRS & SERVICING

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EMERGENCY REPAIR SERVICE

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Garage Door Installation FAQs

What are Standard Garage Door Sizes?

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.

How Long Does a Garage Door Install Take?

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.

How Much Does a New Garage Door Installation Cost in the UK?

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.
How do I Choose a Garage Door UK?

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.

Is it Worth Replacing Garage 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.

IS YOUR GARAGE DOOR IN NEED OF REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT? CALL OUR EXPERTS FOR A FREE QUOTE.