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Side-Hinged Garage Doors

Side-hinged garage doors are a versatile style of garage door that has remained popular over the decades. They are often regarded as a ‘traditional’ type of garage door and are a regular feature on garages sited on older period properties.

Side-hinged garage doors will usually consist of two doors that open outwards meaning you don’t have to open both doors to access your garage. This makes them useful if you use your garage to store items other than your car.  They will usually be manufactured with equal-sized doors but customised solutions may be available.

Side-hinged garage doors are attached to the side of the garage opening and swing outward or inward on hinges. They can be made from a variety of materials with wood, aluminium and UPVC being popular choices. They are typically manually operated, although the potential exists for them to be automated.

They give a garage a classic look and are easy to maintain. They are often a good choice for homeowners who use their garage frequently and who need easy access to their vehicles or other items stored in the garage.

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How to build side-hinged garage doors?

One of the advantages of side-hinged garage doors is the ease with which they can be installed and maintained. They are a straightforward, low-maintenance option for homeowners.

The building and installation process is relatively simple. Firstly, the opening of the garage is measured to determine the size of the doors that are required. The door panels will be cut to size, usually using two door panels for each door.

Measurements will be taken for the door frame which will be created to size. This will be installed prior to the doors to facilitate fitting. The frames should be slightly smaller than the door panels to allow for clearance. Hinges are attached to the door panels and are then attached to the door frames. Handles and locks are installed on the door panels. The doors will be adjusted to ensure proper clearance and operation.

Although the installation process for side-hinged garage doors is relatively straightforward compared to some of the alternatives, there is still a potential for error. Poorly measured or fitted side-hinged garage doors may not operate properly, making opening and closing the doors difficult or inconvenient.

For that reason, it’s recommended that your garage is measured professionally before doors are ordered and that the installation is carried out by a professional installation team.

How much are side-hinged doors?

Side-hinged doors are usually a competitively priced option compared to some of the alternatives. The factors that will impact the price of side-hinged doors will include the size and material of the door, as well as any additional features or customisation that may be required. The colour, finish and design may also be a factor.

As a general rule, it’s better to invest in a higher-quality door. The initial cost may be more but it’s like to be more durable and operate better. A poorly fitted and operating door will deteriorate more quickly over time. A bespoke side-hinged garage door that has been manufactured to your exact specifications will cost more but is likely to be of a higher quality.

Your supplier/installer will be able to provide an accurate quote for the price of your doors but you should expect to pay somewhere between £1000 and £2500 for installed side-hinged garage doors.

Where to buy side-hinged garage doors?

It’s possible to buy cheap, side-hinged garage doors online for home installation. While these may be affordable and easy to order, they are rarely the best option if you’re looking for quality. It’s important to remember that your garage doors should not only operate well and look good, but they also need to be secure. Bespoke side-hinged garage doors will generally be the optimal solution for most properties.

If you’re looking to buy and install side-hinged garage doors for your property, then it’s best to opt for a trusted local supply and installation team.

Armour DS has been manufacturing and installing garage doors, roller shutters and other security door products in the North East of England for three generations.

We are a local, family-run business with over 40 years of experience in the industry. We can install and fit high-quality side-hinged garage doors that are secure, convenient and durable.

Contact us today for a free consultation.

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