Garage Door Types and Security

Garages are often considered a weak area in a home’s security, especially since they are often not included in security systems. Garages typically have high value items stored inside so it is important to ensure they are very secure and having a quality garage door. Each garage door type offers a different form of protection and functionality.

When it comes to security, aesthetics and durability, side-hinged doors are a firm favourite. They can be secured with extra locks and with their unique side-opening functionality, they ensure that you do not have to reveal the entire contents of your garage to passers-by.

Sectional garage doors are quite reliable and sturdy, offering high security and even can be electronically operated. They can be quite convenient as they roll up and out of the way along the ceiling, which keeps them out of the way when open. Modern sectional doors are usually well insulated.

Whatever the choice, ensuring the door is made of good quality materials, has serviceable locking mechanisms and is well maintained will reduce the chances of it being a weakness to theft. Additional theft deterrents are motion sensing lights or a security system.