If you have ever had a self storage unit you may have noticed rollup garage doors. These are most common for storage units, but there are also companies that sell these doors for the home garage application.
There are a number of advantages to these door styles. Because they roll up into a drum, they save a lot of space inside your garage, giving your more room to organize and store items in the overhead area.
They are fully self contained, have fewer moving parts to deal with, so you have less overall maintenance to deal with. Because they are made from heavy duty aluminum or steel, they last far longer than wood doors.
Some other advantages of these types of doors are that they have automatic locking mechanisms in them. This means that when they are in the closed position they lock down, and you never have to worry about remembering to do it yourself.
There are some drawbacks to having roll up doors as well. Because they roll up into a drum, they tend to be somewhat thinner than a regular garage door. This really means that you have to make sure you buy the thickest material possible. Some roll up doors don't have a manual operation, so if something happens and the opening mechanism breaks down, you will have to get it fixed before you can get your door open.
All in all, having rollup garage doors is a good idea for convenience and reliability. There are several websites to choose from when it comes to these types of doors, but it is really the roll up part that is more important, since the doors themselves are relatively the same. They may also not be part of the cost of the door itself, so you want to find a company that supplies the door as well as the roller part.
Depending on the size of the door, and the brand of the roller, these doors can cost from $300-$1,000 or more. If you decide to go with a roll up door, then choose a well known brand, that offers the best warranty and guarantee. Some of these companies offer lifetime guarantees.
Usually, these rollup garage doors include all the parts needed to install them yourself. If you are not that great at installation, a good idea would be to purchase your door through a local home improvement outlet, because they can offer to come and install it for you for a nominal cost. Buying locally can also be helpful if something goes wrong, you can call a local repair person who can come and fix it in no time.
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