The garage is an important part of your property. Whether you’ve just started your search for a new garage door or you’ve stopped using yours entirely, it could be the case that you are influenced by some ‘facts’ about them that aren’t true at all. Here we debunk five of the most common myths about garage doors.
Myth: Garage doors are noisy
There is a misconception that garage doors are very noisy which can make them difficult to use if you leave the house early in the morning while other members of your family are still asleep. But the noisy garage door is a myth. If your garage door is noisy that probably means that there are problems with it. It could be that parts have failed or that it was not installed properly. Alternatively, the door could simply require an oiling of its parts. Garage doors are not silent but they certainly should not be prohibitively loud.
Myth: All garage doors look the same
For some reason, there is a consensus among some that all garage doors look the same. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. You can choose from virtually any colour, style and material for your garage door so that it suits the aesthetic of your home. Whether you’re looking for wooden, steel, fibreglass or glass reinforced polyester (GRP) there is a huge range of options.
Myth: Garage doors never need maintenance
Whilst it would be nice to think garage doors don’t need regular maintenance, it is generally recommended that you should have your door checked over by a professional at least once a year. Garage doors typically get a lot of use and parts and components will naturally wear down over time so instead of just leaving them, it’s worth knowing that the door is still working well.
Myth: Garage doors are too much hassle to use
Some people stop using their garage because it’s too much of a hassle to have to get out of the car to open and close the door every time. If this is true for you, it’s worth noting that you can take a lot of the hassle away simply by having an automated garage door fitted. You can operate your automatic garage door simply using a button from the inside of your car. So garage doors really don’t need to be any hassle.
Myth: Anyone can fix a garage door
You should always have a garage door specialist come round to fix or deal with any problems with your door. Garage doors can have very complicated parts and mechanisms which means they require someone trained to carry out work on them.