What are GRP Garage Doors?
GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester) or fiberglass garage doors are hardwearing and durable, renowned for their stability, strength and resilience. They are lightweight and durable enough to withstand rust, splitting or rot and can endure harsh weather conditions, as well as minor bumps and knocks without compromising the security or appearance of your garage door. They’re perfect for recreating stunning designs that are typically made from wood but are more affordable and without any of the maintenance concerns.
Design Choices for GRP Doors
While you may want a simpler garage door design, there are ways to customise your door to create a more bespoke look. In addition to the mechanism of the door, such as automating your door for added convenience and speed, you can also choose a door with windows that let in plenty of light to your garage and are aesthetically pleasing for added kerb appeal.
RAL Colour Garage Doors
There are plenty of colours to choose from too, to suit your personal taste or to match the style of your property. We can match your garage door to any RAL or BS (British Standard) colour of your choice.
Wood Effect Garage Doors
If you’re looking to upgrade your exterior doors, wood effect garage doors are an attractive and durable option. Made to look like natural wood but with the durable properties of GRP, these doors provide homeowners with the best of both worlds. GRP doors with woodgrain texture and detailing appear like real wood at first glance. However, the fibreglass material makes them much more resistant to weathering and wear than actual wood. GRP won’t warp, crack or rot over time like wooden doors can be prone to if neglected.
Another benefit of wood effect garage doors is that they are low maintenance. You’ll never need to paint or stain these doors to maintain their appearance, as the colour and faux wood finish is embedded throughout the door material, so it won’t chip or peel. Just an occasional wash is all that’s needed to keep your doors looking like new. Choose from a variety of classic wood looks like oak, cherry or mahogany to match your home’s style, or opt for a painted surface for a more modern look. Whichever you choose, you’ll get a garage door that’s durable, stylish and adds character to your home.
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Benefits of GRP Garage Doors
Naturally impact-resistant – GRP can withstand knocks and dents with ease, so it’s not going to be damaged easily. GRP is incredibly stable and has been tested thoroughly, so it’s ideal for providing durability and maintaining its aesthetic appeal for years to come.
Resistant to shrinking and warping – Unlike wooden doors, which can be prone to warping or shrinking if they’re not properly maintained, GRP is low maintenance and won’t change size or shape when exposed to the elements.
Attractive appearance – GRP doors come in a range of styles to suit your property, choose from thousands of RAL and BS colour options and exceptional wood replica finishes that mimic the look of woodgrain, to gel-coat layers which create a moulded design.
Environmentally friendly – Since GRP is made from gentle compounds that are largely naturally occurring, and is also often made from grinding and re-using fillers with no long-term negative effects to the planet, GRP can be seen as an environmentally kinder material.
Greater security – GRP offers an excellent strength to weight ratio, meaning it provides fantastic levels of security for your garage and home.
Manufacturers of GRP Garage Doors
If you are interested in GRP doors for your garage, contact us to speak to a member of our expert team today to discuss your requirements. We work with a number of leading manufacturers including CDC, Garador, Cardale and more. We also offer GRP garage door delivery across the UK.
Below we have a selection of the doors available from our manufactures. For the full range, please contact us for a brochure.
Garador doors are fitted into a rigid box section chassis and deliver a stable garage door that guarantees no twisting or warping can occur. From brass effect or brushed steel handles to modern white handles, and a range of glazing options for windows, these doors are long-lasting and come in a host of different styles.
Fiberglass Garage Doors
GRP, or fiberglass, garage doors are the perfect lightweight, maintenance-free material for the construction of high quality, long lasting garage doors. They come in a variety of styles including up and over garage doors, side hinged, roller garage doors, sectional garage doors, and automated garage doors. Once you’ve chosen your colour and finish, they need no staining or protective finishes to preserve their stability and appearance.
Up and over garage doors are a safe and reliable solution and represent excellent value for money. They’re an extremely popular choice for homes everywhere. Our GRP up and over garage doors are available as ribbed and panelled designs, either as canopy or retractable doors. They look great in a choice of colours and long-lasting finishes that suit both modern and traditional properties.
Sectional garage doors are made up of separate sections rather than a single panel, so they open with virtually no loss of driveway space and with full opening drive-through width, perfect for wider vehicles. Sectional fibreglass garage doors offer excellent single skin or double skin thermal insulation, and rubber weather seals on all sides. Available in high gloss or fine wood effect finishes.
Roller garage doors have a space saving design that is perfect for short driveways and easy access. Open, the rolled-up door stores safely in its own compartment at the inside top of the garage. Closed, the absence of visible locks and handles offers unrivalled security. Our GRP doors are fully powder coated in a variety of finishes, and can easily be automated for complete peace of mind.
Automated garage doors offer the best in user convenience and enhanced home security, with a remote-controlled system that helps you future proof your home. We can install a brand new electric GRP garage door or retrofit automation to your existing door, ensuring many years of fuss-free, low-maintenance operation.
How long are your garage doors guaranteed for?
At Wessex Garage Doors we have complete confidence in the doors we provide and install, so we offer a one year installation warranty from the date of install in addition to the manufacturers’ terms and conditions. For more details please do not hesitate to get in contact with a member of staff who will be happy to provide you with any information you need.
What are GRP garage doors made from?
GRP, or Glass Reinforced Polyester, is a versatile composite laminate that’s made from polyester resins which are reinforced with glass fibres to create a remarkably strong material. GRP can replicate the textures of other natural materials, such as wood, using moulds to create an effective replica that boasts the aesthetics of the material with the strength and durability of GRP.
Can GRP garage doors be repaired?
Yes, one of the major advantages of choosing a GRP garage door is how easily they can be repaired if they become damaged. A scratch, dent or small hole in your garage door can almost always be repaired and refinished as if the damage was never there.
How do I maintain my GRP garage door?
GRP garage doors are easy to maintain and only require a regular wash down with clean water to keep them in good shape. Don’t use abrasive, acidic or caustic cleaners on your door as this can damage the surface. If you have a gloss door, you can also enhance the shine using a fine polishing paste or ‘T-Cut’. As with any garage door, we recommend having your garage door serviced at least once a year to keep it well maintained.
How much do GRP garage doors cost & will you price match??
While GRP doors offer a premium look and performance, they are actually a more affordable option compared to some other materials. Fibreglass is cheaper than wood and can be a competitive solution for steel doors too, as well as being a long-lasting option that makes them a cost-effective choice. And since GRP is very energy efficient, it can also help to lower your utility bills too. The price of the door itself varies depending on the manufacturer, style and size of door you choose.
We will always endeavour to provide you with the best possible price to have a garage door installed. Our value for money is second to none, so if you have been offered a better price on a ‘like for like’ product elsewhere please get in contact with us and we will be able to get you a better deal.
What colours are available for GRP garage doors?
GRP doors come in a wide range of colours, finishes and woodgrain effects, and can be colour matched to tie in with the trim on window frames and other features of your home for a cohesive look. GRP doors can be manufactured in any RAL colours so if you don’t see a colour you like, you can request for your door to be produced in a colour that suits you.
Is GRP the same as fibreglass?
Technically, yes. GRP, or Glass Reinforced Plastic, is a type of fibreglass. It’s made from plastic which is reinforced with fine glass fibres, and it belongs to a larger family of materials known as FRP or Fibre Reinforced Plastics. FRP is a group of composite products and glass is just one of several possible fibres that can be included to reinforce the plastic and improve the tensile strength.
Are GRP garage doors secure?
GRP garage doors can be very secure if they’re designed, installed and maintained properly. This composite material is incredibly strong and durable, and it’s resistant to weathering. GRP doors come in various designs, including those with reinforced panels, multi-point locking systems and anti-lift devices, which all enhance the security features further.
How long will GRP garage doors last?
GRP garage doors are known for their longevity, but the lifespan depends on several factors, including the quality of the material, whether it has been properly installed and the level of maintenance provided. However, when well-made and installed correctly, a GRP garage door can last over 20 years with proper care. Maintenance includes cleaning, lubrication and regular servicing to ensure that the mechanisms are working as they should, which will all extend the life of the door.
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Sectional Garage Doors
Sectional garage doors offer the ultimate in practicality and as such can be fitted to almost any garage.
Up and Over Garage Doors
Our popular up & over garage doors are mounted on tracks that run across the ceiling of your garage
Steel Garage Doors
Steel garage doors combine the ultimate in durability and style, and are built by some of the leading manufacturers.
Roller Garage Doors
Mounted on tracks that run up the side of the door. As the door rolls up it is stored in a barrel-like compartment.
Automatic Garage Doors
We provide high-quality automated garage doors. Our expert team will work with your particular specifications to help find the perfect door for your property, whatever your budget may be.
Bespoke Garage Doors
Over the years, we’ve created bespoke products that fit the needs of numerous customers and we take pride in our ability to tailor our products for a custom service.
Wooden Garage Doors
We offer a wide range of wooden garage doors to truly transform your home. Whatever style of property you might have, we can provide the perfect timber door to give it an attractive and welcoming feel.
All Types of Garage Doors
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