About Insulated Roller Doors
What are insulated roller doors?
Many of us simply don’t use our garages to store our cars anymore; that is such a 20th Century thing to do anyway! It’s now a fact of modern-day living that, in order to get a bit more space for the kids (or simply to get them out of the way) or to find a place for all the machines we now have to live with, we need more space. For many people on new estates, space is something which is a bit of a luxury and thus any spare room is valuable- this means that garages cease to be garages and become recreation rooms, or utility rooms or dens.
This is a wise use of space and yet you need to consider how you will extend the home comforts you will be used to in your house into your outbuildings- how will you make it cozy and inviting? The simple and most obvious way is to invest in an insulated roller door.
As well as keeping the cold out, insulated roller garage doors can also help keep the noise in; perfect if your teenager thinks they are on their way to musical stardom with the new band they’ve just started. Just like its sister, the Gliderol single skin door, an insulated roller door is an excellent way of conserving space; it also makes your garage feel more like another homely room as the traditional swinging doors are removed.
How are the roller doors insulated?
All our insulated doors are made from individual foam filled slats which are fitted closer together than in a more traditional door. We use interlocking 77mm twin walled aluminium sections that are 18mm thick which are filled with an insulating foam which, as well as keeping you warm, also ensures that your door is sturdy and secure.
In addition to the standard insulated roller garage doors, we also offer a range of compact insulated garage roller doors that have been designed for applications with restricted headroom. Using a smaller 52mm lath which is 13.5mm thick the door is able to coil into a smaller roll that only requires 205mm of headroom as opposed to 300mm of headroom for the standard insulated roller garage door.
Why choose an insulated roller garage door?
We know that, if you’re considering changing your garage into another room for your house, which space is probably at a premium. Thus, you may be interested to learn that, not only are you gaining an extra room when you choose an insulated roller garage door but you are also saving vast amounts of space as well. Because the doors open up into the roof of your garage, there are no cumbersome swinging doors to try and accommodate.
When you’re converting your garage into another room, you will still need to consider what’s going to happen to your cars, particularly if you have a short driveway. What a roller garage door means is that you can park your vehicle right up to the garage door and still be able to open it; something which is obviously not possible when you have traditional garage doors. With the ability to save drive space and convert your garage, many more people are turning to roller garage doors as a way to modernize and improve their homes. Insulated roller garage doors are also the ideal solution for garages that have a room situated above it.
If you do decide to convert your garage into a usable space, then an insulated roller garage door will prevent heat loss from occurring, ensuring the space within stays at a constant temperature, it will also prevent unwanted debris from entering the space as you will have created a tight seal around the door. This door type is very straight forward to install, following the manufacturers installation manual.
Security and Safety
The insulated roller garage door is a CE Tested and Approved door. The individual laths that are interlocked together give this garage door type its strength. Each lath sits comfortably inside a guide rail on each side sealing the door.
Make life easier by adding an external manual release to an automatic insulated roller door to allow 24 hour access including during a power failure.Insulated roller doors are supplied with a whole host of safety features. These can include bottom rail safety edges which are either wireless or hard wired, an alarm or internal manual release for example. Protect you, your family and home at all times.
I don’t have the time to constantly care for an expensive door!
We are all aware of how little spare time we all have now; we’re working longer hours, caring for our children or grandchildren and ultimately just trying to get by in these difficult economic times. But, we still want to keep up appearances and we want our homes to still look good. One of the exciting things about Gliderol insulated roller garage doors are that it will keep its stunning finish for a long time (we have a guarantee on it) and it also requires very little maintenance. All our doors come a choice of colours or a high quality woodgrain laminate finish. It’s very easy to clean; just give it the occasional wipe with a cloth and mild soapy water. It really is that simple. As long as you take reasonable care of your door then it will remain something for you and your family to be proud of for many years.
I think an insulated roller door is right for me, now what do I do?
Well, firstly, we want you to take a look around the rest of our website. We’ve got all the technical information about our doors (which should excite those of you who like that sort of thing), as well as pictures of the different types of door we offer and the various finishes which will really bring a touch of class to your home. Then there’s the stuff you really want to know about as well, the prices and the delivery information.
There are many colour options for you to choose from, so you can be assured that your new insulated garage door will either blend into your property or stand out. We have a selection of range of optional extras available should you require.
We also have our frequently asked questions section, which might tackle any niggling points which we haven’t yet covered. However, if you’ve still got a question or need something clarifying, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Either use the email form on this website or give us a call; our service team will be more than happy to help you out.
So there you have it, hopefully we’ve managed to answer most of your questions about insulated roller doors but please don’t hesitate to get in touch either by calling us on 0844 804 5577 or emailing us at email@example.com if you have any other questions.