The roller shutter type of garage door demands minimal space requirements – the main feature which really makes it stand out. The roller shutter’s vertical opening means that owners are able to optimise the length of their garage and driveway, as well as allowing them to park right up to the door with no obstructions when it is in operation. The opening mechanism also means you can safely park tall vehicles, like 4×4’s, close to the door without obstructing the opening and closing of the door.
The small size of the curtain roll belonging to a roller shutter means the door can be installed in locations that may have limited or obstructed headroom – a solution that other door types cannot offer. If you have an awkwardly placed meter, fuse box or internal door that may block garage door mechanisms, then a roller shutter door may be the answer. The average curtain roll size is around 300mm-350mm in diameter, although this may be larger depending on the installation position and the material chosen for the curtain.
Another benefit that a roller shutter door offers, that many other garage doors do not, is its ability to be fitted behind, inbetween OR in front of the opening.
Most roller shutter doors are made to order, and can therefore be ordered to your exact specifications, whatever the size. There is also an almost limitless choice of pre-finished colours and woodgrain effects, allowing you to discover the most ideal roller shutter door that is suited to you and your property.
Be careful when selecting your roller door!
Although roller doors may all appear to be very similar when viewing images online or in print, the real differences often lay in the product’s longevity.
The differences in higher quality and long lasting reliability tend to be in the numerous internal mechanics of roller doors, where the components cannot generally be easily seen.
A low quality roller door will self-destruct quickly because of the numerous small, moving components in order for their operation – a compromise on the price may well make all the difference!