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All you need to know about roller shutter garage doors

1st April 2022

With a range of different garage doors available, from up and over to side-hinged and sectional garage doors, it can be a bit anxiety-inducing knowing which one to choose for your next new garage door.

Well, if you’re looking for something that looks great, is available in a variety of materials, colours and finishes, has state-of-the-art safety features, and is the ultimate space-saver, then a roller shutter garage door is for you.

What is a roller shutter garage door?

A roller shutter garage door is made up of a series of overlapping, horizontal slats hinged together to create a solid door that opens by rolling up into a concealed, horizontal unit, situated across the top of the garage opening.

Usually constructed using steel or aluminium, roller shutter garage doors are robust, available in almost any colour or size, and are easily automated, so they’re perfect for most residential and commercial garages.

A very brief history of roller shutter doors

The roller shutter door first came into widespread use in the 1970s, introduced to the mass market by a Dutch folding door company, to help warehouses improve security, and provide a space-saving alternative to swing or revolving doors.

Ever since then, roller shutter doors can be seen on a variety of industrial properties, including warehouses, factories, and shops, as well as on domestic garages, for people who want a simple-to-use, yet stylish garage door.

5 Benefits of roller shutter garage doors

Like all garage doors available, roller shutter garage doors have a variety of benefits, making them one of the most popular choices for garage doors in the UK and around the world.

5 of those benefits include –

  1. Roller shutter garage doors save space:

    One of the standout features of roller shutter garage doors are their space-saving abilities. Due to their design of rolling up into a concealed unit, you don’t lose any ceiling space with internal runners or hinges, and because they don’t need swing room, roller shutter garage doors help you maximise the space both inside your garage, and at the entrance.

  2. Roller shutter doors improve security:

    With their unique design of individual, overlapping slats, roller shutter garage doors provide an almost impenetrable barrier to your garage, even after repeated attempts. Plus, by adding modern features such as SeceuroGlide’s heavy-duty chain attachment and reinforced top slat, you’re able to double down on your security requirements.

  3. Roller shutter garage doors are simple to operate:

    Manually controlled roller shutter garage doors are simple to operate, even if you have reduced upper body strength, as the smooth action, helped by large fluted axles, and precision-engineered guide rollers, allows the door to be lifted in one, almost effortless action.

  4. Roller shutter garage doors are safe to use:

    Modern roller shutter garage doors are fitted with a range of safety features, including concealed anti-drop mechanisms, mechanical stops to prevent over-lifting, and object detection technology on automated roller shutter garage doors, to prevent trapping.

  5. Roller shutter doors can be insulated:

    To help keep the temperature of your garage or warehouse constant, roller shutter garage doors are available with CFC-free insulated slats. This feature helps you save money on heating or air-conditioning costs, and it’s also great for the environment.

Contact us

If you’re looking for a garage door specialist for a new garage door or garage door repairs in London or the surrounding counties, contact Garage Doors Ltd today, either via the website contact by form, by email, or by phone, to speak directly to one of our friendly team.