The Future of Garage Doors

With technological advancements accelerating rapidly over the past couple of decades, what can we expect from garage doors?

Since technology permeates every corner of our daily lives and, for many, opening and closing our garages is a part of that, it’s safe to say that garage doors will continue to develop plenty of new bells and whistles.

From smart technology to eco-friendly solutions, there’s plenty on the horizon for garage doors, and we’ll be covering three of the key developments in this article.


Control From Your Smartphone

Smart technology has turned our phones into digital Swiss Army Knives, able to control our televisions and phones, central heating and lighting; there’s not much they can’t do.
Our garage doors are one of the newest entries on the list of smart-capable items, an exciting development which will alter the accessibility of our garage doors for the better.

Firstly, there is now no need for a remote, since we can operate and monitor our doors all from an app.
On the face of it, this may not seem like a huge change, but it really is: given that the app uses wifi, you can use to your phone to open your garage anywhere you like. Consequently, you can give access to repairmen, delivery people and friends, without having to hand out the access code.


Garage Doors and Sustainability

Sustainability is certainly a key focus for all manufacturers at the moment and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. Garage door manufacturers too are focusing on eco-friendly solutions.

Where some solutions focus on different recyclable materials, such as aluminium, most aim to extend the lifespan of the garage door.

For example, PVC fibreglass doesn’t rot when exposed to moisture or sun, meaning that, with proper maintenance, doors constructed from this material will last far longer than others.

That said, if you don’t want to sacrifice aesthetics, there are sustainable developments in the manufacturing of wooden garage doors too.
That is, you can now opt for composite wooden garage doors, offering the elegance of wood without all the necessary maintenance, and the weather resistance of steel without having to deal with rust.


New Materials

As well as sustainable solutions, we can also expect other new and exciting materials to enter the market.

Where steel, wood and aluminium have been used to construct garage doors for decades and are a safe bet, if you really want to go the extra mile, there are beautiful new materials such as frosted glass.

Although you might think this is all form no function, frosted glass lets a lot of natural light in and is fairly resilient, making it a viable option for your garage door.

Dimension Garage Doors can help. We have a wide range of high-quality automated garage door options from some of the world’s leading manufacturers. Our reliable doors combined with our technicians’ experience and skill ensures you will get a long-lasting, top quality finished result. What’s more, we offer our customers across the North West our automation, maintenance and installation services at highly competitive prices. Contact us today for more information.

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