Garage roller doors are frequently marketed as space and labour saving devices which can make a positive difference to your garage. Roller doors may be manually operated or can be connected to a power supply, enabling the door to be raised or lowered at the touch of a button. Unfortunately in some situations they can create problems, which is why you should consider the following factors before deciding whether to opt for a roller door or consider other methods for securing your vehicle when not in use.
Particularly for older or physically frail car owners, the strength and flexibility required to effectively manually operate a roller door can be too great. Sometimes the shutter has to be moved several times every twenty-four hours, which is just too much for many people. Maintenance can also be difficult, often requiring the services of an expensive specialist if you’re not able to do the work yourself.
Although a powered door is less physically demanding than a manual mechanism, it can still be problematic. In the event of a power cut the door can be inoperable, trapping your vehicle inside at a time that you might need it. Similarly if the power system fails, you will be left without a vehicle until you can get the mechanism repaired.
Anyone who uses their car frequently, or who needs access to it at all times, would probably be wiser to consider options other than garage roller doors. Alternative choices which increase the ease with which the garage door will open, may well be more appropriate solutions.