The longevity of garage doors

The Garage Door Company Scotland

Investing in a new garage door is a decision that promises both aesthetic enhancement and practical improvement for your property. With proper care and maintenance, garage doors – even in the climate of southern Scotland – can retain their pristine condition for many years, adding value and convenience to your home. If you’re wondering about the lifespan of new garage doors, well it primarily hinges on two factors: the type of door you choose and how well you maintain it. Our advisors at our Garage Doors branches in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Kilmarnock and Dundee will be pleased to advise you, but below is an overview.

The lifespan of roller doors, for instance, is determined by the quality of their components and how well they’re maintained. While springs and rollers typically last 10-15 years, a well-maintained door can last up to 20-30 years. Regular upkeep, including timely replacement of worn parts, is key to maximising longevity.

Up-and-over garage doors, also popular in southern Scotland, share a similar lifespan range of 15-30 years, influenced by factors like climatic conditions, material quality, and frequency of use. Regular maintenance can significantly extend the lifespan, ensuring optimal performance over time.

A beautiful addition to many homes in southern Scotland, wooden garage doors offer classic appeal and have a lifespan of 15-30 years when treated and maintained properly. Choosing a reputable supplier should ensure suitable treatment against rot and warping.

Steel garage doors, always lauded for their durability and weather resistance, typically last 20-30 years. However, decent rust prevention measures are essential, if you’re to avoid premature deterioration. Similarly, aluminium garage doors boast a lengthy lifespan of 20-30 years, provided they’re cared for appropriately. Avoiding dents and subjecting the door to regular maintenance can help maintain its appearance and functionality.

To ensure garage doors in southern Scotland stand the test of time and withstand the Scottish climate, opt for a high-quality brand, enlist experienced installers, and invest in maintenance services. Additionally, treat the door well, monitor it for wear and tear, lubricating moving parts and keeping the area well-ventilated. All of that will contribute to prolonged longevity. One of our advisors will be happy to advise you further. Don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Call us free on 0800 889 777, or call your nearest garage doors branch direct:

Glasgow on 0141 773 0902
Edinburgh on 0131 337 3332
Kilmarnock on 01563 542984
Dundee on 01382 213052

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