Garage Doors: Why Go on about Them?

The short answer to the question above is that it’s our job … we work in an industry that wouldn’t exist without garage doors. The long answer’s a bit longer, and is the one that we’re actually here to talk about.

We’ve spoken before about the fact that garages (and their doors) are often neglected. Here, though, we’re explaining exactly why that shouldn’t be the case.

Long-term benefits

Sure, there are probably things you’d rather spend your money on than your untrustworthy garage door. What we’ll say, though, is that you shouldn’t put these issues off for too long. Catch an issue with a garage door early and there shouldn’t be any problems; you can get someone out to fix it and thinking little else of the matter.

If you leave it until it’s too late, though, you risk opening your home’s security to the outside world. A broken garage door is a security risk, so it’s worth making sure that yours works properly. Financially, surely it’s better to spend a little now on a repair than to replace stolen items further down the line.


“Kerb appeal” is often spoken about in the world of home retail, and with good reason. It’s an important factor when it comes to the value of your home, and your garage is an integral part of that. Often, the garage is a front-facing part of a property, and a large proportion of that is actually the door. Take the time in getting your garage door right, and it could actually boost the overall perceived value of your home. If you’re looking to sell a property and your garage is looking shoddy, fewer people will consider the purchase. Furthermore, properties with garages generally do better than those without; that boost is significantly reduced, however, if yours isn’t in good shape.

The aesthetics

Everyone wants their home to look good, right? You wouldn’t leave your front door to rot away until it was hanging on a single hinge, so why people take that approach when it come sto their garage is hard to fathom. If you care about how your home looks from the outside, garage door maintenance is absolutely essential.

In need of a helping hand?

Have you read this blog post and started to realise that you actually fall into the dreaded category of “garage door neglector”? If that’s the case and you’d like to do something about it, get in touch with Bullet Garage Doors. We’re based in Dunstable, but work throughout the surrounding area, including areas such as Bedford, Milton Keynes, Luton, and Watford.

Give us a call o 01582 932 025 or fill out one of our online contact forms. We look forward to hearing from you.