Roller garage doors come in a variety different roller types and manufacturers, but there are 2 main kinds of roller garage doors available in the UK; single skin or continuous curtain steel roller doors and the double skinned aluminium insulated type. Single skin steel roller doors are great for a basic door where you have plenty of internal headroom above the lintel. But if insulation, noise and security are a priority, then insulated aluminium roller doors are the best choice. These double skinned roller doors or shutters roll into a much tighter roll size, maximising usable garage height, plus are generally quieter and provide higher levels of security and insulation.
All roller doors pretty much look the same so making an informed buying decision can be difficult. It is the quality of components that make the difference betwee shutters, low prices are tempting but cheap shutters and roller doors are often a false economy, leading to reliability issues down the road as there are many moving parts. The most important parts in a roller door cannot easily be seen, which makes choosing a quality manufacturer difficult. In general, the German or Northern European manufacturers have the best reputation within the industry, with many years of experience in these types of products.
With quality electric operated roller shutters you should expect at 2 hand held radio transmitters which can control the shutters or doors from up to 20 metres away, these should use rolling code technology. More sophisticated products can be controlled using your smart phone. You should get an internal wall mounted control box with a courtesy light plus an internal manual override system with a winding handle to be used in the event of a power failure. Options for the actual roller shutter include vision slats made with polycarbonate glazing inserts, increased security options, hood covers to enclose the entire rolling mechanism and special sloping bottom slats for use where the ground is not level. Shutters are available in a choice of up to 20 tough painted colours and even in laminate coated, woodgrain effect finishes in oak, rosewood and mahogany.
you can specify certain roller shutters with an upgraded security specification, even though the integral design features in a descent roller door make it very secure in the first place.These roller shutters upgrade the method by which the curtain is held secure when closed and shrouds the electric motor to ensure it is closed and secure, with security systems holding the curtain firmly in place so there is little chance of lifting the curtain from outside using brute force.