Side Hinged Garage Doors
Traditional barn door style side hinged garage doors were generally made from timber in the old days. Wooden side hinged garage doors were all well and good if they were looked after and painted or varnished every couple of years but if they were not carefully taken care of they tended to rot. Thankfully nowadays, with modern timber treatments this is less of a problem however timber does still need regular care.
These days more modern materials have allowed side hinged garage doors to make a bit of a comeback. As the image shows, this is a galvanised steel framed garage door in with a timber infill.
Timber doors are still available of course and look great! So providing you can maintain them they are still a great choice.
Composite side hinged garage doors made from a combination of steel timber and GRP (fibre glass) can give you the great looks of wooden doors without the maintenance requirements.
ABS and PVCu materials are also available for side hinged garage doors and offer strong light-weight doors. With those designs the frames are made from steel and the panels are made from the plastics mentioned.
This pair of Wessex Sherwood Composite Side Hinged garage doors were fitted in Crawley, West Sussex recently. As you can see they are made up from a Brown Steel Frame with a GRP (Fibre-Glass) infill for the panels.
Please be aware that if you are considering buying this style of door the lead times for delivery can be quite long and you should expect to be waiting at least 8 weeks but expect it to be even longer than that! Thankfully our customer was not concerned with the long wait, they just wanted the right doors for their home.
The modern locks are way better than the old style shoot bolt and padlock that tended to be fitted to side hinged garage doors in the past. Now we have modern Euro locking with a nice lever handle, sure there are still shoot bolts inside to prevent the door leafs from being forced but they are out of the way so they are harder for thieves to tamper with them.
Why choose side hinged garage doors?
A side hinged garage door is a good choice when you are not using the garage for parking a car. Perhaps you are using the garage just for storage like putting away the Christmas tree or keeping the garden furniture in during the winter months when its not needed. Maybe you don't have a shed for your lawn mower and other garden tools so you want to use the garage instead. A lot of people use the garage door hide away unsightly wheelie bins and the like.
The most common use of side hinged garage doors from our point of view is where the customer is using the garage as an art studio, hobby area or workshop. For these purposes side hinged garage doors are the perfect solution.
We can supply & fit side hinged doors from the following top manufacturers:
Side Hinged Garage Doors are convenient to use, classic in style and extremely reliable!
With a free survey, expert fitting and up to 10 year warranty, it's a no brainer to buy a side hinged door from us!
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