Garage Doors in Birchington (4)

Find a local garage door installer near Birchington

There are plenty of good garage door installers in Birchington who come well recommended by your neighbours.

We have two quick and easy ways to find a reliable local garage door fitters near you:

  1. Search for local garage door installers in Birchington and contact them yourself

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  • How much does it cost to install a garage door?

    The cost of installing a garage door depends on a number of factors that directly affect the price you’ll pay. They include things like the size of the garage (whether you’ll need single or double garage doors), the material it’s made from, the mechanics (manual vs automatic), and the style of the doors themselves (roller, sectional, side-hinged, up and over, etc).

    How much is a garage door?

    Here are some of the average prices you can expect to pay for garage doors in the UK:

    • Sectional steel garage doors – £1,000 (single) & £1,800 (double)

    • Sectional insulated steel garage doors – £1,700 (single) & £2,500 (double)

    • Roller doors – £1,075 (single) & £1,825 (double)

    • Insulated aluminium roller doors – £1,150 (single)

    • Side-hinged wooden doors – £1,900 (single)

    • Side-hinged steel doors – £1,225 (single)

    • Up and over steel doors – £550 (single) & £1,300 (double)

    • Up and over wooden doors – £1,400 (single) & £2,400 (double)

    How much does it cost to repair a garage door in the UK?

    If you’re looking to repair your existing garage door, rather than replacing it, then you’re looking at an average garage door repair cost of around £80 – depending on the type of repair work.

    The exact price you’ll be charged for repairing your garage door will depend on the type and extent of the damage, the type of door, the material it’s made from, and the mechanism. Generally speaking, the higher quality the door and the more complex the mechanism, the more you’ll need to pay for the repair.

    Garage door installation quotes

    For exact costs it’s always sensible to contact local garage door installers near you to get accurate quotes for the job. As with all home improvement projects, we always recommend obtaining at least three quotes from different tradespeople in your area. By shopping around you can make sure you're paying a fair and competitive price for the work.

    Thankfully, our request a quote feature makes finding multiple quotes super easy. All you have to do is post details about the work you need doing and we’ll send it out to local garage door fitters in your area. Try it out – it's quick and easy!

  • How much does it cost to frame and install a garage door?

    When it comes to framing and installing, how much does a garage door cost? As a general rule, garage door installers will fit the frame and garage door at the same time – but it’s always worth confirming what is included in the price when you ask for quotes.

    Here are some average prices for the frame and installation of the most common types of garage door:

    • Sectional garage doors – £1,000 - £2,500

    • Roller garage doors – £1,075 - £1,825

    • Side-hinged garage doors – £1,225 - £1,900

    • Up and over garage doors – £550 - £2,400

    Factors affecting the cost to frame and install a garage door

    As you’d expect, the exact cost of framing and installing a garage door will depend on a number of factors, including:

    • Size of the door

    • Type and quality of material used

    • Mechanism

    • Any automation

    • Any prep or repair work needed to complete the installation

    To get accurate prices for your new garage door, we always recommend reaching out to at least three local garage door fitters in Birchington. That way you can compare the quotes and make sure you’re paying a fair price for the work.

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    Use our handy get a quote feature and we’ll do the legwork for you. Simply post details about your garage door project and we’ll reach out to multiple local garage door installers in your area, and they get in touch with you directly.

  • How much does a side garage door cost in the UK?

    When it comes to garages, it’s not just the main garage door that homeowners are looking to install. A garage side door gives you more flexible access to your garage, without having to use the main door.

    Garage side doors have become increasingly popular and, as such, we often get asked, how much does it cost to put a side door in a garage in the UK? The average cost for installing a side garage in the UK is somewhere in the region of £750 - £3,000, depending on the size, style and material of the door.

    Most garage side doors are made from either wood/timber, steel or aluminium, and garage door fitters will usually recommend that you choose a style to match your main garage door.

    Benefits of a garage side door

    Here are some of the reasons more and more homeowners are choosing to install side doors in their garages…

    • More convenient access to your garage

    • Create access to your garage from another part of your property or outdoor space

    • Quicker and easier to access than operating the main garage door

    • Less wear and tear on your main garage door

    • Increased fire safety in the event of a power cut (if you have an automatic garage door)

    • Improved privacy for the contents of your garage

    Want to install a side door in your garage? Find a local garage door installer in Birchington with our quick and easy online search. Or request a quote and we’ll reach out to garage fitters in your area for you.

  • How much is an automatic garage door?

    The average cost of an electric garage door is around £1,500 - £2,500. As with all garage doors, the price of an automatic garage door will depend on the size and material of the door, the complexity of the automated mechanism, and the quality of the materials used.

    Benefits of electric garage doors

    The choice between having a manual vs an automatic garage door is a combination of personal preference, budget and the type and size of garage that you have. Here are some of the reasons why an automatic garage door might be the right choice for your home...

    • Electric garage doors offer a high level of security, as they’re harder to gain access through compared to a manual garage door

    • Automated opening mechanisms are much more convenient than a manual door

    • They’re available in a wide range of styles and colours to suit any home

    • Remote control access means you don’t have to get out of your car to park in the garage – particularly useful when it’s cold or wet outside

    Disadvantages of electric garage doors

    Automated garage doors are great, but there are a few drawbacks that are worth noting:

    • The initial installation process for an electric garage door is usually more complex and costs more than a traditional manual garage door

    • Maintenance of an electric garage door tends to be a bit more complicated than a manual door

    • In the event of a power cut, automated garage doors won’t work

    Want to know more? Find the best local garage door installers using our quick and easy online search, and get in touch with them to discuss the details of your garage door project.

  • What is the standard size of a garage door?

    When planning the installation of a garage door, what is the standard size of a garage door? In the UK, you’ll find there are typically three standard garage door sizes:

    • Single garage door – 2,134mm x 2,134mm (7ft x 7ft)

    • Double garage door – 4,267mm x 2,134mm (14ft x 7ft)

    • Large double garage door – 4,877mm x 2,134mm (16ft x 7ft)

    A single garage door is designed to accommodate a single vehicle of standard car size. A double garage door provides enough room for larger or multiple vehicles.

    The garage door size that you install would generally be one of the above sizes, but could be affected by Building Regulations, the width of your garage, and the style and mechanism of your garage door design.

    How to insulate a garage door

    In the colder months, you might notice that your garage gets extremely cold – something that can be improved by insulating your garage. If you’re not an experienced DIY expert then you might want to hire a garage door insulation specialist to do the job for you.

    If you are confident you can do the job yourself, here’s a quick step-by-step guide on how to insulate a garage door using a DIY garage door insulation kit:

    1. Install retainer pins about a foot from each side of your garage door

    2. Cut foam board insulation to the size and shape of your garage door

    3. Secure the insulation board in place by pressing it against the retaining pins

    4. Fit vinyl weatherstripping along the garage door edges at a 45-degree angle

    5. Seal along the bottom length of insulation

    6. Test the garage door still opens and closes correctly

    When using a DIY garage door insulation kit, always follow the manufacturer instructions. If in doubt, speak to local insulation experts for their professional advice.

    How to secure a garage door

    Having a new garage door installed is a great step for ensuring the contents of your garage are secure. But there are a few ways you can add extra security and here are some of our top tips:

    • Add additional locks or a multi-point locking system

    • Install an alarm system

    • Introduce motion-sensored lighting to your garage

    • Cover any windows in your garage door to avoid contents being visible

    How to paint a garage door

    Want to give your garage door a fresh look with a coat of paint. Here are some of our quick tips for how to paint a garage door:

    1. Rub down the garage door using sandpaper or a wire brush

    2. Rinse off dust and debris with warm soapy water and leave to dry completely

    3. When you’re ready to start painting, cover the surrounding areas with dust sheets

    4. Using a suitable paint, start by opening the garage door and paint the edges which aren’t visible when the door is shut

    5. When the edges are dry, move on to the top of the door and then the main face of the garage door

    Top tip – Apply a thin coat first, leave it to dry, and then apply a second coat if needed.

    Don’t fancy doing the painting yourself? Find out about how much it costs to hire a professional in our guide to garage painting costs.