How Much Do Roller Garage Doors Really Cost?

One of the more com­mon ques­tions we are asked by those in the mar­ket for a new garage door is how much does a stan­dard garage door cost? While this is a good ques­tion, and one which is sen­si­ble to ask before you make any deci­sions, unfor­tu­nate­ly, it’s not always easy to give a straight answer with­out first con­duct­ing a site sur­vey. Con­trary to com­mon assump­tions, there is no such thing as a stan­dard’ garage door — in fact, the huge vari­ety of spec­i­fi­ca­tions means that our garage doors are usu­al­ly made to order.

Roller garage doors are becom­ing more and more pop­u­lar with those who need to mod­ernise or upgrade their cur­rent garage sit­u­a­tion, and they are the only door type which comes with an elec­tric motor as stan­dard and not as an option­al extra. Here at Evan­der, we offer a mas­sive range of Roller Garage Doors which are man­u­fac­tured by British com­pa­ny AlluGuard.

If you’re con­sid­er­ing a new garage door and you want to know more about how roller doors work, how much they cost, and the var­i­ous ben­e­fits they can bring to your home, we wel­come you to read on to find out more.

HOW DO ROLLER GARAGE DOORS WORK?

Roller garage doors are a rel­a­tive­ly new garage door design for res­i­den­tial homes, although busi­ness­es have been using a sim­i­lar design on their premis­es for decades. Roller garage doors open by mov­ing direct­ly upwards, rather than swing­ing out of the entrance like a side-hinged or up-and-over garage door. The door itself is made up from a num­ber of thin, hor­i­zon­tal slats, which fit togeth­er com­plete­ly flush to one anoth­er. When the door is opened, it ris­es upwards and then wraps around a roll at the top. The slats become part­ly unat­tached so that the door can wrap around itself, even­tu­al­ly cre­at­ing a neat roll above the doorway.

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WHAT ARE THE BEN­E­FITS OFROLLER OPEN­ING MECHANISM?

There are many ben­e­fits to hav­ing a garage door which opens like this, not least the fact that it’s an amaz­ing space-saver. Those with more tra­di­tion­al garage door types, such as up-and-over or sec­tion­al doors, will know that the door itself takes up rather a lot of room inside the garage when it’s open, com­pro­mis­ing ceil­ing space and extend­ing right into the garage space. Roller doors, by com­par­i­son, leave the ceil­ing area clear as they do not remain as one sin­gle piece and can, there­fore, become much more compact.

Anoth­er ben­e­fit to their space-sav­ing capa­bil­i­ties is that the dri­ve-through width of your garage is max­imised to its full poten­tial. Some garage doors, such as side-hinged or up-and-over retractable garage doors, will nar­row the open­ing, which may cause dif­fi­cul­ties if your car is very wide, your garage is on the nar­row side, or if the garage user is not a con­fi­dent driver.

CAN ROLLER GARAGE DOORS BE CUSTOMISED?

While the design of these doors makes it dif­fi­cult for man­u­fac­tur­ers to offer a vari­ety of dif­fer­ent looks, there is still a wide range of colours and fin­ish­es avail­able in order to cus­tomise your roller door and match it to the look of your home. We offer a range of plain-colour and wood-effect fin­ish­es, which are spe­cial­ly select­ed for res­i­den­tial prop­er­ties, help­ing you avoid the indus­tri­al’ look some­times asso­ci­at­ed with this type of door.

You have a choice of nine dif­fer­ent fin­ish­es avail­able at no addi­tion­al cost. How­ev­er, there are hun­dreds of colours to choose from, so if you don’t like any of the basic fin­ish­es, you can opt to pay a lit­tle extra. The amount will depend on the fin­ish and we’d be hap­py to list a num­ber of options for you.

WHAT ISROLLER DOOR BOX AND DONEED ONE?

You may have noticed on our site that roller garage doors come with a no box’, half box’ and full box’ option. The best option for you will depend on where your roller garage door is mount­ed — most will fit inside the garage between the top of the open­ing and the ceil­ing. How­ev­er, if there is not enough room, you may find that the door works bet­ter mount­ed with­in the open­ing or out­side of the open­ing. In these cas­es, a half box and a full box are required respec­tive­ly. This helps to pro­tect the door roll and ensures that the mech­a­nism can­not be accessed from the out­side, ensur­ing safe­ty and secu­ri­ty for your home. You may not know whether you’ll need a half or full box before we sur­vey your home unless you have an exist­ing roller garage door which is being replaced. To book in for a free mea­sur­ing sur­vey, please com­plete our short sur­vey request form.

If you do need a pro­tec­tive box, a half box adds £60 to the cost of your door and a full box adds £100 to the cost. This will be ful­ly explained to you and laid out on the quote we pro­vide – no addi­tion­al costs will be added with­out a full explanation.

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WHY WE USE ALLU­GUARD ROLLER GARAGE DOORS

AlluGuard’s rep­u­ta­tion is built on qual­i­ty and they are inde­pen­dent­ly cer­ti­fied to prove that their qual­i­ty man­age­ment sys­tems are indus­try acknowl­edged! All­Guards prod­ucts are designed to give you the ulti­mate in per­for­mance ensur­ing that you’ll be hap­py to rec­om­mend Allu­Guard as much as we are!

Safe­ty always comes first at Allu­Guard. All their prod­ucts car­ry a CE mark and have been inde­pen­dent­ly test­ed for safe oper­a­tion and com­pli­ance with leg­is­la­tion to EN 13241 – 1.

WHAT’S INCLUD­ED WITHROLLER GARAGE DOOR WHEN YOU BUY FROM US?

  • All inter­nal and exter­nal parts
  • An elec­tric door motor and two remote handsets
  • Free deliv­ery straight to your home
  • Free Instal­la­tion on a set day by a team of ful­ly trained and DBS checked Evan­der engineers
  • The removal and cor­rect dis­pos­al of your old garage door(s)
  • A two-five year guar­an­tee (depend­ing on model)

HOW DOGET STARTED?

Get­ting the ball rolling on your new garage door is easy: all you need to do ini­tial­ly is to let us know you’d like to book in for a FREE mea­sur­ing sur­vey. You can do this via our book­ing form, by email­ing your details to enquiries@​evander.​com, or by chat­ting to Jason on our web chat fea­ture dur­ing office hours (you can find this in the bot­tom right cor­ner of the web­page). We’ll need to know your name, your post­code, a con­tact num­ber or email address, and any gen­er­al infor­ma­tion about what you would like to achieve. We’ll then be in touch as soon as pos­si­ble to get you an appoint­ment booked. In many cas­es, we can vis­it with­in just 48 hours of your ini­tial con­tact with us.

It’s impor­tant that you ensure your garage has a pow­er sup­ply going to it so that an elec­tric roller door can be fit­ted. If not, we can help with a man­u­al option or alter­na­tive­ly we can advise you on find­ing a sep­a­rate con­trac­tor to under­take this part of the job. If your garage is attached to your home, it’s like­ly that it’ll have its own pow­er sup­ply or at least make it eas­i­er to add this in.

Once we have sur­veyed your garage, tak­en mea­sure­ments and clar­i­fied exact­ly what you would like, our pric­ing depart­ment will pre­pare a no-oblig­a­tion quote for you. The quote will include every­thing men­tioned above and will be the cost for the com­plete job — you will nev­er have to wor­ry about hid­den extras such as call-out fees or addi­tion­al labour costs.

If you decide that you’re hap­py with the quote we pro­vide, we’ll work with you to book in a suit­able appoint­ment for instal­la­tion. At this point, we will require 50% of the quot­ed cost, with the fur­ther 50% required upon com­ple­tion of the job. What’s more, you’ll have a ded­i­cat­ed job own­er through­out the whole process, so you’ll know exact­ly who to ask for if you have any questions.

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