Bespoke Garage Doors, Which Option Is Right For Your Customer?

There are many different options available to your customer when advising them on their bespoke garage door. Often the main factor for a decision is what the garage is going to be used for.

With home gyms, studios and workshops, becoming increasingly popular, the garage is no longer see as the conventional way of storing family vehicles.

With options such as a side-hinged, up and over and personnel doors, made to order and all providing their benefits and drawbacks, it is important to fully understand what your customer is going to be using the space for once you have fitted the door and moved onto the next job.

If you get this right from the outset, the customer will be left pleased with the service and will likely make recommendations to their friends and family.

Up and Over Garage Doors

Up and over garage doors are one of the most popular choices as they are both effective and easy to use. With a wide range of materials available (including steel and GRP fibreglass), an up and over garage door can be a perfect option for a customer on a budget. Providing the most practical solution, it is particularly good if the garage is being used for general storage or storing the family car.

The main benefits include:

  • Can be automated
  • Secure construction
  • Simple operation

    Side Hinged Garage Door

    Side-hinged garage doors provide a great solution if the garage is going to be used as a gym or workshop as it provides easy on-foot access to the garage. Depending on customers requirements, the doors can come in a variety of options including centre split or off-centre split.

    The main benefits include:

    • Better privacy
    • Convenient if regularly retrieving small items such as lawnmowers
    • Easy access with no lifting

      Garage Personnel Door

      Personnel doors are required when customers have a smaller garage or don’t need wide door access. Similar in size to a standard entry door, a personnel door is particularly great if the customer wants to use their space as a small workshop or garden tool storage.

      The main benefits include:

      • Better privacy
      • Convenient for small storage
      • Easy access

      The downside is that larger items will not be able to fit through the door so advise your customers accordingly.

      Overall, the customer may have an idea of what they want but what separates the average supplier to the best suppliers is that expert knowledge and their ability to assist their customers in finding the perfect solution to their problem.

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