ACE Sectional Garage Doors
34 Orchard Crescent
Our cars can often become a bit of an obsession. With a plethora of motoring shows on television and many looking forward to the Motor Show at Earls Court every year, it's little wonder that our minds can become preoccupied with the once humble car that was merely a means of getting from A to B.
The increase of car meets springing up around the country is also indicative of our growing interest in the automobile. A new generation are getting into customising their cars and the older generation are more interested in collecting and renovating cars of yesteryear. In fact Hertford has a Cars at the Castle event held regularly and Hertford also hosts a fantastic classic and supercar event quite often.
Some have suggested that this revival has something to do with the fear that the combustion engine is fast becoming an endangered creation owing to the newer electric vehicle technology, driven by a need to move away from fossil fuel consumption. People appear to have a desire to preserve everything from the old mark one ford escort, to the more up to date must have vehicles of today.
One thing that unites all the enthusiasts, young and old, is the need to safeguard their vehicles and the best way to do that is to secure the vehicle in a garage.
Many years ago, when a car was considered a simple means of getting us from one point to another and nothing more, many houses were built with garages either within or attached to the property. For properties without garages, they would usually be a garage block constructed not far from the property where residents could rent a garage for their car.
As time went by and the population grew, fewer houses were built with garages and instead, on or off road parking spaces became more popular. Only the more expensive properties would be built with a garage, often a double one.
Then the garage went through another change. Home owners would see their garages as an extra space to store household goods or use them as a workshop for hobbies and the like, with the car often sitting out on the drive as no room remained inside to accomodate it.
Today however, the garage is not only being used to house our beloved cars again, but people are spending more time and money ensuring that the garage door looks the part too.
With so many different styles of garage doors available, customers in and around the Hertford area are taking the time to choose a style of garage door that will suit their home aesthetic more than ever before.
Hertford has a very diverse range of properties, from the traditional old style homes in the centre of Hertfordshires county town, to the new builds that have sprung up in the area surrounding the old Hertford town centre. Many of the newer properties have been built with garages built integral to the property, on the side or next to the home itself. The majority are fitted with up and over canopy style garage doors, with the more executive properties having side hinged garage door made from either composite material of very attractive timber. However, there are many different styles of garage doors to enhance your Hertford home and below we will look at the range available from ACE Garage Doors.
Sectional garage doors have become a very attractive proposition for many homes in the United Kingdom these days. There was a time when you would probably only see them on the nicer properties in the United States of America, but today they are becoming far more common on this side of the Atlantic.
Sectional garage doors are made up of panel sections that are connected with hinges. As the door opens and closes, wheels at the edge of each panel roll inside a vertical track on each side of the door opening.
The hinges between each panel section bend over a curved portion of the running track. This allows the door to sit parallel to the garage ceiling when completely open or in line with the walls when completely shut.
A pair of high tension springs above the door opening are attached to cables that operate the door and hold it from drifting down when only partially open.
Sectional garage doors are often made from steel, but can be manufactured from composite materials too, are very low maintenance, and can be customised to incorporate attractive window inserts, matching handles, different textures, and colours. They also come in insulated and non insulated models, so are ideal for external or internal garages.
Roller shutter garage doors were once only used on commercial premises such as warehouses and factories, but now they are fitted to domestic garage doors when the owner wants a neat and tidy garage door that has high levels of security. Roller shutter garage doors are a great design for many of the Hertford properties with limited ceiling space. The roller shutter garage door is typically made with two to three inch steel slat sections that roll around a drum above the garage door opening.
Roller shutter garage doors are built to endure very heavy usage and high performance units can be built without springs or completely enclosed to prevent rust, corrosion, and freezing up during our cold winter months. Owing to the extra security and heavy duty nature of the garage door, the initial cost can be a little higher than a sectional garage door, but we think you will agree that the extra money is worth it.
These are the most traditional design of garage door and sadly went out of style for a long time. Fortunately they are back in style with a vengeance, particularly on the older properties in Hertford. However, should you have the room for the doors to hinge open onto your drive, they look equally amazing on a newer build too.
Side hinged garage doors swing open and closed from a hinged frame on either side of the garage opening. They resemble barn doors and are often made from high quality timber, although more commercial type galvanized steel doors are also available should you want them.
There has been a lot more demand in recent years for these lovely garage doors, particularly if the garage has obstructions or somewhat limited headroom. Side hinged garage doors can come in pre hung steel frames or fit into existing openings. They can also be automated with special conversion arms.
Up and over canopy garage doors do not have different sections, they are made of one solid piece of metal, although they are made from reinforced composite materials too. They have a pivoting hinge mechanism, so they can tilt up into the garage roof space. The canopy style garage door comes to rest parallel to the garage ceiling and extends past the front of the garage when the door is fully open. This style of garage door is probably the most common style in the United Kingdom.
Side sliding garage doors are becoming very popular here in the United Kingdom. Many American properties have them, but now we have adopted this practical style of garage door. The side sliding garage doors operates just like the name suggests, by bending to one side of the garage and sitting parallel to the wall. They are the perfect option for garages with little or no headroom.
Side sliding garage doors run along lower trolleys that are flexible enough to work with slight slopes in the floor or ceiling. Side sliding garage doors do not require balancing springs and have a built in retractable motor for automated operation without the need for a ceiling mounted operator.
If there is one thing that makes a garage door even better, it's an automated garage door! Being able to open and shut your garage door at the press of a button is a great idea. ACE Garage Doors will fit many garage doors that are automated as standard, but we can also retro fit motor mechanisms to other garage doors that were previously manual opening doors.
Having an automated door is particularly useful when it's pouring with rain and you have your hands full of shopping or when you have limited strength to open and close standard garage doors. Simply press a button and watch as the garage door effortlessly glides open and shut, perfect!
There is nothing more frustrating and inconvenient than a garage door failing to operate as it should. Although ACE Garage Doors use only the best materials, it is a simple fact of life that anything mechanical can fail from time to time.
ACE Garage Doors cover all areas of Hertfordshire and have repaired Garage Doors all over Hertford. We operate a 24/7 call out service and a 12 month parts and labour guarantee for our customers peace of mind.
Our fast and efficient repair service can have your garage door back in action in the minimum amount of time. Just call ACE Garage Doors anytime and we will come out to you as soon as possible.
All our installations and repairs come with a twelve month parts and labour guarantee.
With automatic, roller shutter garage doors the principal source of failure is the motor. Replacing the motor can be very tricky and potentially dangerous if you do not know what you are doing. ACE Garage Doors have years of experience in replacing roller garage door motors plus we carry a wide range of replacement roller garage door motors on our vehicles.
So if you live in the Hertford area and want the finest garage doors money can buy, with a back up service that ensures your garage door remains functional, Call ACE Garage Doors for a free no obligation quote.
Why not call us today to discuss the fitting of a new and beautiful sectional garage door to your property. We are bound to have a style and colour of garage door that will suit not only your taste, but your budget too. We look forward to hearing from you soon.