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The GD Automations guide to buying a Garage Door

Updated: Feb 24, 2020

Are you looking for a new garage door?

If so, there are lots of things to consider such as Function, Safety and Style.


Have you noticed the latest trends that have a cleaner, minimalist feel? Well it’s not just front doors, but garage doors too! You can even get them to match!

Also, colour is now a big thing in door selection, with beautiful, bold, bright colours being available.

Whatever your preference, whether it be minimalist, traditional or perhaps a farm-house style, GD Automations can help you decide.

You can even see what your door will look like by uploading a photo of your garage into our Visualise-Your-Garage-Door tool and selecting the door that you would like to see.


Garage doors have changed over the last decade, through innovation, technology aswell as design.

Where-as we used to be limited to tilt doors, there are now a variety of garage door options to choose from, including rolling doors and steel sectional doors, which are available in a number of colours, finishes, styles and optional extras.

How amazing does this blue look!


When selecting your garage door you must also consider the risk to your family, visitors and pets.

Automated doors these days have photoelectric safety sensors will prevent the door from closing and reverse it to the open position if a sensor detects something in the way such as your car, a person, or pet.


  1. Where you live – what atmospheric conditions do you have in your locality, are you near the sea, is your property exposed to harsh elements such as high winds? This will help determine what sort of finish you have on your garage door.

  2. Kerbside appeal – if you plan to replace an existing door or put in a garage door to your new build, you should look at keeping this in the style of the property. Remember, you might not be living in this house forever, so consider the perspective of a future buyer.

  3. Have you considered including windows or an integrated door within your garage door? You should determine at an early stage whether your choice of door will allow for optional extras.

  4. When it comes to door openers will you need the latest technology to access your garage via your smart phone or do you need a keypad so other family members can get in to the house through the garage?

  5. How often will the garage door be in use? This could dictate the type of springs that should be specified.

  6. What will you keep in your garage. Will it be an extension of your home and effectively be used as an extra room? If so, you might want to think about insulating the door.

  7. Do you need someone to remove your old garage door? Not all garage door companies will offer this service.


Before you commit to buying a garage door, get at least 2-3 quotes from different sources and use the above as a checklist. Going for the cheapest option is not necessarily the best thing to do.

Remember if you decide to work with us then we will….

  • Come to your home and measure you garage door opening for free.

  • Advise on the suitability of your chosen door and alternatives if required.

  • Provide you with a written quote and a timeline for production and installation at no extra cost.

  • Design all aspects of contrail, groundworks and power to your specification.

  • Deliver when we say we will.

  • Carry out the installation.

  • Guarantee our workmanship and provide a warranty for the equipment.

  • Provide on-going maintenance and service if the equipment.

Talk to G D Automations and let us create your dream garage door.

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