5 benefits of automating your garage door

With winter fast approaching, now is the time to invest in automated doors and see the benefits for years to come

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There are many types of garage door – sectional, roller and perhaps the most popular, up-and-over – but what they all have in common is their ability to be mechanised to open at the touch of a button.

If you have had enough or struggling with a garage door to get inside from the rain, or have concerns about safety, it might be time to think about converting to the convenience of an electrical operator.

With winter fast approaching, now is the perfect time to consider making an investment and seeing the benefits for years to come. 

1. Save time and effort

Life can feel like a constant rush of appointments, school drops and shopping trips and while it might sound insignificant, getting in and out of the car to open the garage door, then shut it before you leave, can quickly eat into precious minutes of your day. For a busy family, an automated door is a real time saver – everyone can pile into the car from the safety of the garage, then you press a button, drive out, and press a button again to close the door as you drive away.

Homeowners with multiple doors will also appreciate being able to operate two garage doors at the same time. Not only does this reduce manual labour, but it makes life easier when guests are staying, or when several cars need to be parked up at the same time.

white rendered home with grey garage from Hörmann UK

(Image: © Hörmann UK)

2. Access your garage without leaving the comfort of your car

A door operator gives individuals the ability to automate their garage door quickly and conveniently in inclement weather or at night. As David O’Mara, marketing manager at Hörmann UK, confirms: “Now we’re approaching the colder months there is no denying that it’s a hassle getting out of the car, or leaving the house to open the garage. But with an automated door, you can stay exactly where you are which is great as the temperatures start to drop.” So, whether it is pouring with rain or the first frost has hit, homeowners can avoid battling the elements just to get to their garage.

3. Automated garage doors are better for your security

Many of us are guilty of leaving the car unlocked – or even worse, still running – while getting out to open the garage door. In the few seconds it takes you to open the garage, an opportunistic thief could be in your driver’s seat and racing off down the road. So, from a safety perspective, a canopy door operator really is the best option. 

Grey sectional garage door on a modern home by Hormann UK

(Image: © Hörmann UK)

4. There are operators for every type of garage door

There are a number of automatic doors available on the market, such as up-and-over, sectional, roller and side-sliding garage doors. It’s important to choose a product that’s right for you and fits in with the exterior of your home along with your individual requirements, whether that’s security, ease of access or low maintenance. If you pick the right option with no additional modifications, installation can be completed in no time at all.

white garage door opening

(Image: © Hörmann UK)

5. Automated doors offer peace of mind to those with mobility issues

Up-and-over canopy garage doors are one of the most popular types of garage door in the UK, and understandably so, as this classic style works with almost any home. However, even if you consider yourself fit and healthy, raising an up-an-over door can put you at risk of shoulder or back problems. And, for those who struggle with lifting it might be impossible to open the door at all without help. Automation offers complete safety from further injury and gives independence back to drivers who might not have been able to use the door before.

More information about Hörmann UK extensive collection of operators, including the ProMatic Canopy Door Operator, visit www.hormann.co.uk, or call 01530 513 000.