Recommend Me a Roller Garage Door Supplier, or an alternative to a Roller Door..
Looking for advise from people who’ve actually had a roller garage door fitted recently. Who did you use and why? Who did you get quotes from?
I’ve had 2 quotes so far, one online from Garolla and a visit from Liftt. The Liftt door sounds like a better prospect but is twice the price of the Garolla and the visit felt very much like the bad old days of double glazing sales. I’ll be getting Crocodile in to quote as well shortly.
I’m open to sensible alternatives to a roller door, but don’t want a replacement up and over.Posted 3 months ago
Do you have any independent local supply/fit companies? We’ve had issues with all of our garage doors over the years and our local firm are great to deal with for repairs etc on doors 30+ years old. They also supply & fit new ones so my first point of call if needed one would be to go there.Posted 3 months ago
I just bought one off Ebay and fitted it myself….Posted 3 months ago
Fitted in two houses now. Hormann sectional both times.Posted 3 months ago
What quotes are you getting? I’ve got a couple that I fancy doing.
I think a mate paid £1250 from a small local trader with a great reputation a couple of years back, so was hoping a bit less to get my doubles done.Posted 3 months ago
There’s a partition wall in the garage so a sectional door won’t fit. Those Hormann look pretty spendy too…
Posted 3 months ago
@footflaps new or second hand?
@Milese £955 from Garolla (standard colours only) £1895 from Liftt and they’ll match my new front door which is a non standard colour. Fully fitted inc VAT.Posted 3 months ago
Thanks for sharing quotes, are they electric, including all electrical work, external key points etc?
What are the opening fobs like now? Are the sweatproof and small enough to sit nicely inside a cycling jersey pocket?Posted 3 months ago
After seeing how quick and easy the scrotes that busted our roller door and made of with the bikes we went with a Seceuro Glide Excel fitted by a local to us firm. The videos are well worth watching
Posted 3 months ago
@footflaps new or second hand?
New – custom made to size as well IIRC from “Auto Roll” according to the notes on the photos.
Cost was £570 about 7 years ago, been used every day since and faultless. Came with remote control and key operated control boxes, so have the option of either or both.
[url=https://flic.kr/p/dAqXzT]Roller Shutter Door[/url] by Ben Freeman, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/dANusV]’Auto-Roll’ Roller Shutter Door Installed[/url] by Ben Freeman, on FlickrPosted 3 months ago
What are the opening fobs like now? Are the sweatproof and small enough to sit nicely inside a cycling jersey pocket?
when we bought our house recently the controller for the electric shutter motor was broken so rather than try to repair or replace I just swapped it for one of these, tiny little WiFi unit that gives you control on your phone with their app, or via Siri/Alexa etc, or optionally ties into whatever home automation system you might have. Really cheap, and way better than needing a crappy lose-able remote! You can wire some physical switches into it for wall controls inside if you want. You’d also need a little extra work if you wanted to connect the safety cutouts (if you have/want them).
I had a garolla garage door fitted in the old house before selling. The door was double skin insulated and thought for the cash (~900) they were pretty reasonable tbh.Posted 3 months ago
I got a number of quotes for ours last year, and the range was ridiculous. In the end I went with https://www.rolladoor.co.uk/ Good sales support, good price and zero fuss when they fitted it.Posted 3 months ago
We moved into our bungalow a year ago and there was a roller shutter already fitted on the garage. In general I like it. I would imagine it’s not going to deter someone very determined but it’s ok. One thing that might be worth considering – we had what I initially thought was a power cut and realised that I had no way of getting into the garage. It turned out to be another circuit that had tripped so I could still access the garage but it got me thinking that if the circuit that controlled the door had tripped then I would have been stuffed. No other way into the garage and the circuit breakers mounted on the wall in the garage…Posted 3 months ago
Bot sure where you are but in North London Gardo doors supplied and fitted with all work our Techentrup double sectional door, £2k with disposal of the old one. No fuss very clean and I’m pleased with the work.Posted 3 months ago
We had a Garolla door fitted a couple of months back. It all works like it should, no problems at all.
I actually wanted one like this, complete with moving palm trees, but I was told the price was unreasonable:Posted 3 months ago
It turned out to be another circuit that had tripped so I could still access the garage but it got me thinking that if the circuit that controlled the door had tripped then I would have been stuffed. No other way into the garage and the circuit breakers mounted on the wall in the garage…
FIL’s house is like that, main fusebox is in the garage with the RSD, so if the fuses trips there is no way to get to it.Posted 3 months ago
The garolla doors have a handle inside so you can manually override in the event of losing power. Of course wouldn’t help much if that were your only/preferred entrance..Posted 3 months ago
I had 2 Garolla doors fitted about 15 months ago and they are great. Fitting was efficient and straightforward and the doors have made a huge difference to the temperature and damp in the garage.
I had coloured doors and I think they were only about £50 more than standard white.
As mentioned above there are manual wind mechanisms inside the garage. If you have no other access to your garage then Garolla can fit an external manual wind mechanism.Posted 3 months ago
I’d go with a Side Sectional door over a roller so long as I could cope with losing 4” of garage space for when it opens and to place a fake wall over where it does to reclaim hanging space.
Far more secure, easier to just open a single section, warmer, etc.Posted 3 months ago
good to hear positive responses to Garolla, as they are always advertising in my area, with special prices etc.
I am also in the market, but cant decide if i should buy one and fit it myself, or pay for a company to fit one. I think its about £300 difference, so its deciding if its worth it with the hassle of trying to fit something ive never done before and sacrificing any warranty/call out support. Plus disposal of the old door etc.Posted 3 months ago
I dont get the popularity of the roller shutter door for garages. They just seem to be a recipe for issues. I am also one of those people who doesnt like to leave my garage door open for a second longer than needed if i am not there so it seems like a huge faff to wait for it to slide up to open then slide down to close when i have been back and forward 20 times doing a diy task.
I know its all about recommending what you already have but i cant see what advantage a roller door has over say a pair of double UPVC doors. Maybe if you are tight on space in front of the garage but otherwise it seems to be just a popularity phase. UPVC doors are as insulating as the front door of the house. 100% waterproof. Colour coded to front door. Opens and closes in about 2 seconds.Posted 3 months ago
I dont get the popularity of the roller shutter door for garages.
don’t most (all?) UPVC doors need some kind of frame/bottom rail, so could be an issue when you’re driving a car in? But I guess these days most people use a garage as storage or an extra room rather than park a car in it, so you’re probably right! It is cool though to say, “Hey Siri, open shutter” and have it automatically roll up 😃 (even though 99 times out of 100 I just use the side door!)Posted 3 months ago
We had side hinged insulated aluminium Teckentrup doors on our old house – reasonably secure and very convenient for in / out. They had a very minimal drive-over bottom lip (nothing like a uPVC frame). Quite expensive though.
Lathams do side hinged steel doors which is what I would use for a single garage if doing it now – more secure than most roller shutters. They also don’t do that noisy rattle in the wind thing:
Not sure how this suits the OP – sounds like it was a double with a central partition wall – is the opening wide enough for a central pillar and 2 x pairs of side opening doors?Posted 3 months ago
I have a Hormann roller door – yes, outrageously spendy … but when all the paint peeled off after 9 years they collected, replaced and refitted, no quibbling at all.Posted 3 months ago
The garage is a single, with a partition wall about 5′ back from the main door which is why a sectional up and over won’t work. A side opening sectional would work but wouldn’t open fully. Obviously the garage isn’t used to park the car.
The current up and over is broken and when open blocks the side door into the house at head height… (some nice design work there by the builder) which is why I am considering other options. Doors like the Latham would also block the side door, but would be easier to dodge.Posted 3 months ago
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