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What is the Most Secure Garage Door?

Posted on 30th May 2019 by Zap Garage Doors

Car parked on the drive in front of the garage door.

Garages can be used for many things: as a storage unit, as a workshop, even a movie room if you want to! However you use your garage, keeping it secure is a priority. Installing a garage door with robust security features will significantly lower the chance of it being targeted. In this article, we’ll be discussing each type of garage door and how their various security features stack up.

New vs Old

Regardless of type or style of operation, an old garage door will struggle to provide as much security as a new one. Aside from the fact that they will be missing modern security features, such as a euro profile cylinder locking system, they’ll also be suffering from natural degradation and structural weaknesses. A weak garage door will be easier to break into and a prime target for criminals. To ensure your garage is as secure as possible, consider upgrading to a new garage door.

Up & Over Garage Doors

Up and Over garage door before being fitted

Historically, the lock mechanism necessary to support the up & over movement has rendered the up & over as the least secure type of garage door. However, the weakness has prompted manufacturers and security experts to find alternative solutions. Now, modern day up & over garage doors are incredibly secure, offering a multi-point locking system and a euro cylinder anti-snap lock.

Side Hinged Garage Door

Though side hinged garage doors are often chosen for their aesthetic rather than their security features, certain iterations can significantly bolster your garage’s security. They’re available in a range of materials, some which are more secure than others. Opt for a door with steel panels and steel frames for the most force-resistant iteration. There is also the option to purchase side hinged doors that possess multi-locking points and mechanisms.

Roller Door

When it comes to roller doors, a good-quality bottom slat is extremely important. This will be the focal area that criminals will target, as there is little else on the garage to exert force onto. A double-skinned aluminum roller shutter should provide a robust exterior with a solid bottom slat.

Sectional Garage Doors

Similarly to the roller door, The design and operation of sectional garage doors make it difficult for intruders to break into, as there is almost nothing to hold or exert force onto. This makes sectional garage doors naturally secure, but they can be enhanced even further by choosing a modern sectional garage door that features a sturdy steel frame and an efficient seal.

Automated Garage Doors

Benefiting greatly from its automated operation, the automated garage door is a particularly secure choice. Automated garage doors don’t require external locking hardware —  a target point for break-in attempts. Instead, automated garage doors possess a special feature in which they exert a downward force until the remote is pressed, making them extremely resistant against unwarranted opening.

As Yorkshire’s premier garage door company, we care about keeping your garage secure. Our secure garage doors feature a wealth of modern security features and are available in a variety of styles, designs and operations. To enquire about any of our products, give our team a call today or use the contact form to get in touch.

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