MD Doors & Gates offer a range of quality garage doors for every application including up & over garage doors, roller garage doors, sectional garage doors and side hinged garage doors.
Garage door automation is also available on many doors which can be fitted when your new door is installed or as an upgrade to an existing door.
All of our doors are made to measure and will suit any property from domestic to commercial. We have been supplying and installing garage doors in Staffordshire and surrounding counties for over 15 years.
Why choose a new garage door?
When it comes to updating your home, you may consider repainting the front of your house, having new windows installed, or giving your front garden a tidy up. After all, to increase your home’s kerb appeal, you’ll need to make sure it looks great all year round and doesn’t become outdated. However, there’s more to creating a safe, stylish and functional living space than simply focusing on the front of your home.
Taking steps to keep your garage well-maintained is also an essential part of keeping your home on-trend, as it’s likely to be on either full or partial display to many passersby. Chipped paint, cracked windows and broken doors are enough to damage your home’s kerb appeal significantly, so it’s important to keep on top of these issues if you’re to impress visitors, guests, or even potential future buyers.
If your current garage doors aren’t functioning as they should be, or are looking a little worse for wear, it may be time to have new doors installed. After all, if you’re lucky enough to own a garage, why not do all you can to keep it in great condition? As garage door installation experts, MD Doors & Gates know there are many reasons to install new garage doors on your property.
Five reasons to invest in new garage doors
As garage doors age, it’s inevitable that they’ll sustain wear and tear over time. Old garage doors can start to sag, either as a result of poor weather conditions or damaged internal elements, and if they’ve been knocked by cars, bikes or stray footballs, they may also be dented or bent. Not only does a damaged garage door not look particularly attractive on a property, but it may also bring down the general look of your home. If your home and garden look spotless but your garage door is dented or split, it will detract from the rest of your property and become an unfortunate focal point.
Even if your garage doors haven’t sustained any noticeable damage, it may still be time to give them an update. What may have been your style of choice a few years ago, may not be your preferred option now. As your property changes and the local area develops, your garage doors may begin to look outmoded or old fashioned. On the other hand, when you have brand new doors installed, you’ll have the opportunity to choose between a number of brands, styles and materials to complement your property’s current look. Whether you’d like to update your colour scheme or you think a wood finish would really suit your garage, consider installing new doors to update your style.
While look and design are highly important, perhaps the most compelling reason to replace your old or broken garage doors is to increase the security of your home. Whether your garage is home to your brand new car or is full of garden equipment, it’s important to make sure these items are safe and secure. Even if your garage contains nothing more than a few broken bits of furniture, a door that gives outsiders easy access could put you and your family at risk. It may also make the rest of your house vulnerable, as criminals and opportunists may take a lack of security for your garage to mean there’s a lack of security elsewhere. It’s important to make sure that you’ve invested in high-quality security features, including a sturdy garage door, to make sure that any unwelcome guests can’t access your property.
If your current garage doors aren’t functioning as they should be, it’s time to trade them in for a newer, more secure model. You’ll need to choose doors which are not only extremely high quality – especially those which have been designed with security in mind – but which also feature first-rate locking systems. Whether you opt for automated doors which open and close electronically, or if you would prefer a set of doors with a manual locking system, it’s imperative to prioritise the safety of yourself and your belongings at all times.
If you’re hoping to sell up in the near future, you’re likely thinking of cost-effective ways to increase your property’s value. Even if this is currently no more than a pipe dream, or you don’t envisage yourself moving out of your current home at all, it’s still advisable to consider its value – just in case. After all, a home with a higher value is likely to be more liveable for you, too. There are many ways to increase the value of your property, but one greatly cost-effective option is to replace your current garage doors.
There are many benefits of having shiny new doors, from increased security to improved appearance, which will be reflected in the value of your property. Potential buyers will be much more likely to make an offer if your home not only looks contemporary but feels like a safe living environment, which is something high-quality garage doors can contribute to. If your garage is visible to passersby, new garage doors could also increase your kerb appeal. A sagging, chipped door certainly won’t look as impressive as an automatic door with a gorgeous woodgrain finish – kerb appeal is in the details, so don’t overlook the importance of updating your garage doors when the time comes.
To reduce the amount of energy you use at home, chances are one of the first things you’d do is to evaluate all entrance and exit points to see where you’re expending the most energy. For instance, if your central heating bill was through the roof, you’d look at your windows and doors to see how much warm air is escaping and causing you to put the heating on high. The same principles apply when it comes to your garage. If your current garage doors aren’t as energy-efficient as they could be, it’s time to make a change. You don’t want your garage to fall victim to damp and mildew – especially if you store important belongings in there – so it’s important to find doors which will retain heat and protect your garage from the elements.
Additionally, the garage doors you currently have may be using more energy than they need to when opening and closing. Whether they’re old and have stopped functioning as well as they were before, or they were never installed properly to begin with, you may be left with doors that don’t open as quickly or efficiently as before. If this is the case for your property, you’ll want to look at upgrading your current doors for a make, model or brand that uses less energy.
With busy schedules and hectic working lives, it’s no surprise that homeowners are constantly on the lookout for ways to prioritise convenience. From kettles that boil quicker to cordless vacuums, there’s a constant search for products and services that make our lives just that little bit easier, and automated garage doors are certainly included within this category. If your current door is slightly broken or simply hasn’t aged well, you may find that you struggle to open it when you need to, or it doesn’t shut completely and you’re worried about pests or criminals getting inside.
If this rings true, it’s time to update and replace your garage doors. When you replace your doors, it’ll be much easier – and therefore safer – to open and close your garage when necessary, whether for your own personal access or to make room for your car. For total convenience and ease of use, you may even consider the benefits of switching to electric garage doors to avoid opening them manually at all. With just the click of a button, your garage will open without you having to lift or tug a potentially heavy door. This is particularly useful if you use your garage as a space to store your car, as you won’t need to leave the driver’s seat to open the door. Whatever your style preference, updating your garage doors truly can make your day to day life much less complicated!
Looking for emergency garage door repairs?
Here at MD Doors & Gates we specialise in most garage doors on the market.
Our team of experts are on hand to help if you have any minor or major repair works that need carrying out, we can often accommodate requests within a few hours.
We offer a 24 hr service call out, we are also able to provide service & maintenance contracts giving you peace of mind.
Repairs and locks
We repair most makes of up and over, sectional and roller garage doors. Including makes such as Garador, Henderson, Wessex, Cardale and Hormann in single and double sizes, manual or electric.
For single car width up and over garage doors we offer a fixed price, guaranteed repair & service package. The price includes parts and labour plus VAT. There are no surcharges or hidden extras.
If you have lost the garage door key or broken the lock, we can help, we carry a selection of replacement locks to suit most makes of garage door.
To help us give you an accurate quote, its really helpful if you can tell us a bit about the problem you are having with your door, just say what it does or doesn’t do, it doesn’t have to be technical!
We stock a wide range of spares that are no longer available and even make up cables so can offer repairs to many obsolete and ‘mature’ doors.
All our work is guaranteed. If we can’t repair the door there is no charge!
We repair and service most makes of Automatic Operators, such as Hormann, Seip, Garador, Chamberlain plus many others in both single and double sizes. If we can’t fix it, you do not pay anything!
We also fit new Automatic Operators to most existing double and single sized garage doors, you don’t always need a new door! All Operators fitted us carry a long warranty and give a high level of reliability, efficiency and performance.
Alternatively, we can supply and install a New Door complete with a Automatic Operator for complete peace of mind. Please contact us and we can offer advice on options available and how we can help.