9 Facts You Should Know Before Buying a Garage Door

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If you’re looking for a new garage door, these are the kind of questions you should be asking…

We’ve taken our 50 years of experience within Perth’s garage door industry and popped some of the interesting facts we've found into these handy 9 points.

1.) 55% of homeowners use their garage door as their main entry point. Some even call their garage door the "front door".

2.) A garage door is the largest moving item in a home and in some cases, businesses too!

3.) The average garage door opens and closes 3-5 times per day. That's roughly 1,500 times per year!

4.) When was the last time you serviced your garage door? They should be serviced every 12 months to ensure they are operating in a safe manner, and to prevent costly repairs in the future.

5.) Commercial/industrial doors and shutters should be serviced every 3-12 months depending on how many operations they complete and the surrounding environment.

If you haven't had your garage door serviced for a while, or you'd like to schedule a reminder from one of our friendly team members for whenever your residential or commercial door is next due a look over, feel free to contact us via our garage door repairs & servicing page here: Garage Door Repairs & Servicing. Our garage door experts & mechanics are available for callouts all throughout the Perth region.

6.) Garage doors increase home security! Modern garage doors and motors have security features that make it hard for intruders to gain access to your home.

7.) Garage door remotes with "rolling codes" automatically change codes after every use. This ensures security, safety and high-quality remotes that will secure your home.

Looking to upgrade your remote to one with more "rolling code" security? Whether you're looking for a remote upgrade, replacement or just some new batteries, our spare parts shop are more than happy to help. With Perth's largest range of garage door spare parts, we can sort you with the right remote for your door, no matter the brand or original installer. To search our range of parts visit our spare parts page here: Garage Door Spare Parts.

8.) Your garage door can be the weakest point in your home during extreme weather conditions and should be reinforced in areas that experience heavy winds, storms or rainfall.

9.) Modern, stylish garage doors are proven to significantly increase the value of your home. The end value will highly outweigh the cost of the garage door install!

At 89's Garage Doors, we have Perth's largest range of residential, commercial and industrial doors. So whether you're looking for a high-quality, industrial-strength roller door for easily-accessible areas of your commercial building, or architecturally-inspired, modern sectional doors for your newly built home - we're happy to help you find the perfect door for you. To get matched with a garage door recommendation, use our "find a door" tool here: Help Me Choose a Garage Door.

If you'd like to save this fact sheet for later use, here's a free PDF copy for download.

Last updated
January 12, 2022