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.