Choosing between a manual or electrically operated garage door

Selecting a new garage for your home is more complex than your think, with the choice of material, design, colour and of course its mechanism. There a many positives and negatives for a manual and for an electrically operated garage door, so that’s why we have outlined a few pointers to make it a little bit easier for you.

Manual- Many homeowners opt for manual as they like to have physical control of the garage door. These doors are very low maintenance as they really only need their runners cleaned now and again and require no electrical maintenance. Manual garage doors are easier and cheaper to install, so are great for those on a tight budget. Manual garage doors can always be upgraded later on down the line if you want to change them to an electrically operated garage door.

Electric- There is no need to get in and out of your car to simply park it in the garage as the door opens and closes at the touch of a button. It is said that electric garage doors are more safe than manual ones, however there is a risk of problems if a power cut occurs.