Garage Doors Bedfordshire

Garage Doors Bedfordshire

Garage Doors Bedfordshire

5 Tips for Choosing Garage Doors in Bedfordshire

It’s not surprising that garages are a popular target for burglars. Research carried out by YourMoney.com finds that garages are the most likely residential outbuildings to be broken into. The reason for this isn’t just about what’s kept inside; garage doors tend to be left unlocked, or are easy to break into, and once inside burglars have easy access to the rest of the house.

1st Choice Security Services fits a vast range of garage doors in Bedfordshire, guaranteeing that we have one to match every style of home. Not only do our garage doors look good, they also provide peace of mind that your home is defended from intruders. With so many options to choose from, the 1st Choice team has come up with 5 tips to help you choose the perfect garage doors for your property.


1. Know Your Budget

The first step when buying a new garage door is to decide on your budget. Of course, everyone wants an affordable price, but bear in mind that the door will form part of your defence system, so being prepared to pay slightly more could offer savings in the long run.

2. Define the Security You Need

People keep bikes, tools, cars, and valuable appliances in their garages, so the security needs to be serious and reliable. The door should be made from strong materials, designed to repel intruders. You will also need a reliable locking system, internal controls, and a manual override in case of a power cut.

3. What Style of Door?

A garage door needs kerb appeal, as well as being secure. The vast range offered by 1st Choice comes in a full palette of colours (including a foil-wrapped wood finish), designs, and textures. Our installers can suggest options that would integrate with the frontage of your home, whilst also offering safety and security for the family.

4. How Much Upkeep?

You’ll be living with the garage doors you choose for a while, so it’s worth factoring in the ongoing maintenance they’ll need when budgeting. At 1st Choice we use aluminium doors, which require very little ongoing upkeep. We fit a standard motor which is safely encased within a canopy above the opening. We would recommend annual checks on the operating system.

5. Standard or Customised Size?

If you use a professional installer for your garage doors in Bedfordshire, they will usually be able to offer bespoke doors that fit your available space. The 1st Choice team work with customers to design the perfect doors for their property, with customised finish and security enhancements such as home CCTV, or an intruder alarm.


Working With 1st Choice Security Systems

1st Choice Security Systems understands how important it is to be able trust installers fitting garage doors in your home. All our engineers are DBS checked, SafeContractor approved, and SSAIB approved. We use a job management system to ensure maximum efficiency and we work to the ISO2001-2015 standard.


Would you like to speak to a 1st Choice engineer about fitting garage doors in Bedfordshire? Call us today on 0800 1182414

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