Eye-Catching Portslade Side Hinged Garage Doors
Side hinged garage doors installed in Portslade and nearby areas
Side hinged garage doors have seen a dramatic increase in popularity over recent years. Their combination of timeless styling, practicality and ease of maintenance means side hinged garage doors are a fantastic alternative to more traditional door types found in Portslade.
Side hinged garage doors are available in a wide variety of materials, styles and finishes to perfectly match the exterior of your property. The pair of doors can be be fitted with a traditional 50/50 split, or alternatively with a 2/3 to 1/3 ratio depending on your access requirements. In some cases we can also recommend a bi-fold system, depending on the layout of your Portslade property.
At Empire Garage Doors we are always happy to have a look at any Portslade garage and see if side hinged doors are the best option.
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Some of the advantages of side hinged garage doors:
- Well suited for Portslade garages with limited headroom, as doors only move horizontally.
- Side hinged doors open outwards as standard, giving extra storage space inside your garage.
- They have lower maintenance requirements, due to less moving parts like tracks, cables and gears.
- Side hinged garage doors offer maximum drive-through space compared to other garage door types.
- Insulation is much simpler to fit, meaning better control of temperature in your Portslade garage.
Steel Side Hinged Doors
As an economical solution, steel side-hinged garage doors are galvanised for protection against the elements and come in a range of finishes:
- Primed Doors
These are supplied in primer for you to finish in your choice of colour, to best match your Portslade house. A £40/50 saving can be made when purchasing a primed door but remember that you will have to purchase paint and will probably have to re-coat every few years. Only worth considering if you are on a tight budget or want your side hinged garage door in a special shade.
- Plastisol Coating
A maintenance-free vinyl (Plastisol HP200) protective coating for the outside of the door (usually primer finish on the inside of the door). Available in a range of colours and smooth/textured finished depending on the manufacturer. Plastisol coatings include a 10-year guarantee in the Portslade area.
- Powder Coating
A polyester powder coating of dry paint particles is applied and then baked in an oven. This causes the powder to melt and harden into a tough, colourful smooth finish. This covers both the outside and inside faces of the side opening garage door. Available in a range of colours. These doors can be re-painted should the need arise in future.
Side Hinged Timber Doors
The traditional beauty of natural timber gives a real touch of class to your side hinged garage door. Side hinge doors are normally solid timber throughout, making them very sturdy. Woods used by the manufacturers are solid Cedar and Marine Ply which are usually environmentally sourced and FSC. You will of course need to maintain your timber garage door through the years as per manufacturer’s instructions.
Available pre-stained at the factory or unstained to allow you to match any other wood on your Portslade property
GRP Side Hinged Doors
Glass Reinforced Polyester (GRP) may be the perfect choice if you would like a timber side opening garage door, but feel the maintenance and care that timber needs is too much. Both strong and durable, these maintenance-free side hinged doors are available in smooth or timber effect in a variety of finishes.
ABS Side Hinged Doors
Our state-of-the-art impact resistant doors are manufactured using modern, lightweight and highly durable materials. This is characterised by deep crisp panel detailing and a medium gloss, maintenance-free, UV stable white finish. They are an ideal match if your Portslade residence has uPVC windows and doors. ABS doors also generally carry a long manufacturer's guarantee.