New Roller Doors Improve Kerb Appeal And Increase Property Values

As the renovation movement continues to gain traction across the country, homes from all time periods are getting makeovers, sometimes using original materials but more often, using the best of new technologies. Renovators have found they can keep the original character of a dwelling without having to use outdated methods.

Garage doors are a good example of something very visible and functional that have improved in every aspect of their manufacture. At Direct Door Services we have been manufacturing, supplying, servicing and repairing garage doors for over 20 years. In that time, we have seen many innovations resulting in improved performance, security and aesthetic appeal.

Need Space in Your Driveway? Get Rid of Your Old Garage Doors

Homes built in the 1960s and 1970s typically had tilt garage doors and even though they may still be operational, we recommend to renovators that they replace them with modern roller doors, for a number of reasons. Firstly, space in most driveways these days is at a premium. Most households now have more than one vehicle, and the old, tilt garages, by opening outward and upward, take up unnecessary space.

Modern Roller Doors Safer and More Secure

Secondly, the technology involved in fastening the doors has vastly improved from the clunky old springs mounted on either side of the door frame, which can become dangerous when worn. If they fail, the entire weight of the door can come crashing down on vehicles or much worse, people or pets if they happen to be in the area at the time. Roller doors use safe spring systems mounted above the door, and because they are made of lightweight material, are much safer in all respects.

This does not mean, however, that they lack in keeping the residence secure. Older doors are much more vulnerable to break-ins than new roller doors which are made of superior quality materials and fastenings. They also have a range of additional security technologies such as alarms available on installation.

Great Looks and Low Maintenance – Can’t Beat It!

New roller doors beat the old tilt-type doors hands down when it comes to looks and ease of maintenance. Up to the minute fashion colours and finishes to match the rest of the residence enhance the appearance and increase the value of the property when new doors are installed. Modern doors with a baked enamel finish also don’t need painting, reducing the need to freshen up the old doors with paint every couple of years.

Keep the Weather Outside

With the often-violent nature of our weather, keeping the rain out of the garage is a big priority for home owners. Tilt-type doors do not seal as well as roller doors, which have been designed for maximum weather protection.

Having replaced many old doors with new, efficient, attractive and secure roller doors, we have many very happy clients who are glad they made the decision to get rid of their old doors. Contact Direct Door Services for an instant facelift for your property.

Worried About Safety and Security? Automate Your Garage Doors

Although we are fortunate to live in a mostly safe society, there are always opportunists around ready to take advantage of any lapse in security. In times past it was common for people to leave their windows and doors open in summer, but those days are long gone. Every country now has their share of law breakers and violent offenders, most of whom are strangers to their victims.

Direct Door Services is a company that sells, services and repairs roller doors. We understand the concerns our clients have about getting a product that will not only be functional, but will protect their properties from unwanted intrusion. Automating your garage doors is an extra precaution that would be beneficial for commercial, industrial and residential situations.

Protecting the Public Essential in a Commercial Situation

Commercial environments include such premises as supermarkets, shopping centres and service providers among many others. With members of the public occupying these spaces in large numbers, their safety and security is a major concern to the business operators. The garage doors we supply to underground carparks, for example, are made specifically for the purpose and as such, are already strong and robust. Automating the doors allows the operators of a car park to control the access and egress if necessary.

OHS a Major Issue on Industrial Sites

Many industrial situations require doors that span large openings, and need to be strong enough to withstand rough treatment. Such doors are usually heavy, and are a lifting hazard for workers who have to open and close them. These repetitive lifting actions could result in back injuries, or crush injuries should the doors close unexpectedly. Automated doors solve this problem as they require no manual lifting. They also stop and reverse when they detect obstacles. This prevents personal injury or property damage.

Keeping us Safe at Home

Automated garage doors in a residential situation are ideal for security. A person coming home late at night does not have to get out of the vehicle to open the door, drive in then go back outside again to close the door. The remote operation allows the driver to enter the garage as the door automatically opens, and while still in the car, can watch the door close in the rear vision mirror. Should an intruder enter during this process, the driver can lock the car doors and contact the police.

Automated doors can be installed with features such as courtesy lights, automatic force sensors, safety beams and wireless PIN keypads. At Direct Door Services we have experienced sales staff who can assess your situation and recommend the most appropriate product to keep you and your property safe and secure.