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 OF A ROLLER 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 IS A ROLLER DOOR BOX AND DO I NEED 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 WITH A ROLLER 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 DO I GET 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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