Automatic Garage Doors: Why They’re Worth It

While they are nowhere near as uncommon as they used to be, automatic garage doors remain relatively rare. Often, they are seen as a luxurious, unnecessary feature with very little significant functionality or real benefit. Making your garage door automatic actually provides a number of benefits, however, and we will discuss some of those below.


Your garage’s security (or, more specifically, the content of your garage’s security) is of paramount important for the vast majority of people. Vehicles, tools, and various pieces of valuable equipment are often stored in garages, and so thief-proofing them is one of the most important things you can do. Automatic garage doors are sure to improve the security of your garage. Garages that can be accessed by manually opening a door are inherently not as safe as those that require a control to operate. If entering a code or using a remote control is the only way to open your garage door, you can significantly reduce the risk of break-ins.


In much the same way, the chances of you injuring yourself with automatic garage doors are significantly lower than with manual ones. Instead of risking your back and shoulders by lifting a heavy door by hand, let the mechanics of an automatic door do the work for you. After time, manual garage doors can also become insecure, making an accident more likely. Provided you take good care of it, an automatic door will continue to function as long as you have a power source.


Health and safety aside, there is no doubt that pressing a button requires less effort than getting out of the car, turning a key, and struggling with a cumbersome door. Picture the scene: you’ve just arrived home after a stressful day, or a day of travelling back from a family holiday. It’s raining, it’s dark, and you’re exhausted. Would you rather get out of your car, struggle to find the right key and miss the keyhole a few times, or put the handbrake on, relax, and press a button? We’ll let you answer that one yourself, but we suspect we know what you might say.


While this might seem like a strange benefit, the cost of installing an automatic garage door isn’t actually that high. When you consider how expensive garage doors are to replace, opting for a reliable, fully-automated door may well work out cheaper in the long run. Especially when the risk of injury is considered, the cost of automatic garage doors is put into perspective somewhat. All of our rates at Bullet Garage Doors are extremely competitive, and we’d love to have a chat to you about the various pricing options available for your requirements.
All automatic garage doors provided by Bullet Garage Doors function using Hormann’s rail guided operator technology. This ensures that your garage door will be reliable and quiet when running, require little to no maintenance, and come with automatic latching for increased security.
If you are interested in the benefits an automatic garage door could provide your property with, then please contact the team at Bullet Garage Doors. We would be very happy to have a chat with you about your specific requirements, and offer outstanding customer service. Our team has a great amount of experience installing new automatic garage doors, and can also automate your existing door. We are available to speak to on 01582 932025 or 07880 542433, or you can fill out one of our online contact forms. We look forward to hearing from you soon!