Selecting the Right Garage Doors for your Property

Selecting the right garage door involves considering various factors to ensure functionality, security and aesthetic appeal.

Having installed garage doors across the Falkirk area, we know there is a lot to consider based on your budget and general preferences. 

So here’s a comprehensive guide on choosing the right garage door to help you make an informed decision.


Begin your garage door selection process by establishing a budget. Garage doors come in a wide range of prices depending on materials, size and features. Wooden garage doors tend to be on the pricier side due to their elegance and durability, while steel doors are more budget-friendly without compromising on security.


Security is paramount when it comes to garage doors. Opt for sturdy materials like steel or aluminium, especially if security is a top priority. Automated garage doors equipped with advanced locking mechanisms offer an extra layer of protection for your belongings.

Maintenance Required

Consider the level of maintenance each type of garage door requires. Wooden doors may need regular painting or staining to maintain their appearance and protect them from the elements. In contrast, steel or aluminium doors are relatively low-maintenance, requiring occasional cleaning and lubrication.


If your garage is attached to your home or serves as a workspace, insulation is crucial for temperature regulation and energy efficiency. Look for garage doors with insulation options, such as sectional doors with foam insulation, to help keep your garage comfortable year-round.


The colour of your garage door can significantly impact your property’s appeal. Popular choices include black for a sleek modern look, red for a vibrant statement, white for a classic and timeless aesthetic, grey for a contemporary feel and green for a natural touch. Choose a colour that complements your home’s exterior and reflects your personal style.


Garage doors are available in various materials, each offering unique benefits. Wooden garage doors exude warmth and charm, perfect for traditional or rustic homes. Steel doors are durable and resistant to rust, making them ideal for high-traffic areas. Aluminium doors are lightweight and corrosion-resistant, suitable for coastal regions.

Size of Garage Door Needed

Ensure you accurately measure the opening of your garage to determine the size of the door needed. Garage doors are available in standard sizes, but custom options are also available to fit non-standard openings.

Opening Mechanism

The opening mechanism of your garage door affects convenience and functionality. Up-and-over garage doors swing outward and upward in a single motion, making them suitable for smaller spaces. Sectional garage doors consist of horizontal panels that slide upward along tracks, maximising ceiling space. Automated garage doors offer the convenience of remote operation, allowing you to open and close the door with the press of a button.

Garage Door Installation & Repair Falkirk

To ensure your garage door meets both aesthetic and practical needs, consult Kay Garage Doors professionals in Falkirk. With our team’s expertise, we can help you to select the perfect solution that fits your budget and preferences.

Give us a call on 0178 6568 160 to speak to our friendly team. 

We’re your trusted garage door company

The technicians here at Kay Garage Doors have over 35 years of experience in supplying, installing, servicing and repairing all types of roll-up garage doors. We’re based in Stirling and visit customers all around Central Scotland, taking our professional service and affordable prices everywhere we go.

Our skilled and trusted technicians are based in Stirling and also regularly visit customers in the following areas: