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Outside Awnings: What Fabric is Used to Make Them?

When it comes to awnings, there are two elements of the design that are most important to homeowners.

Firstly, you’ll want them to last a long time – obviously. Secondly, you’ll want the awning to blend effortlessly into the style and decor of your home.

The best awnings achieve both of these things; they don’t stick out like a sore thumb and are both elegant and functional.

There’s one thing that holds this all together – literally: the fabric.

 

The fabric used by awnings

There are usually two types of fabric to choose from when you purchase a new awning for your home:

  • acrylic; and
  • polyester.

Both of these fabrics are spinneret dyed. This means they’ll last many years (if looked after properly), but also offer brilliant UV resistance and the ability to paint the awning pretty much any colour of your choosing.

This means you can match the awning to the exact style and colour of your home – or go crazy and have something that really stands out or is personalised.

 

Smart fabric

The acrylic and polyester fabric used in modern awning construction are smart, too.

Thanks to an ingenious fabric coating and state-of-the-art nano technology, this fabric is resistant to water, oil, and dirt. They can even prevent rot, too.

It’s worth mentioning the UPF rating, also, which dictates how well an awning will protect you from the sun’s harmful rays. Opt for a brand like Weinor, and you’ll have the ultimate peace of mind on that front.

 

Is awning fabric environmentally-friendly?

Indeed it is! There are no substances within the fabric that are harmful either to yourself or the environment.

As you’d expect, it meets all the latest environmental standards, which means you can rest safe in the knowledge that your lovely new awning is doing its bit for the planet, too.

It’s also worth keeping in mind that Weinor awnings are now available in material that is 80% made from recycled plastic.

There’s a neat way to illustrate this. If you need 12 meters of fabric for your awning, it’ll be made from around 187 plastic bottles that may otherwise have been left in landfill – or worse. How great is that?!

Can I add colour to my awning fabric?

Absolutely! As mentioned earlier, the type of fabric that’s now used for awnings can be made in pretty much any colour of your choosing.

That’s right – you can choose any colour for the fabric on your awning. Match it with the 47 standard RAL colours available for the rest of the awning’s construction, and you’re left with something that is entirely unique for your home.

So, whether you want an understated awning that blends effortlessly into your home, or one that stands out, you can choose the exact combination of colours that floats your boat.

We hope this has answered the questions you had about awning fabrics, but we appreciate you may want to talk through your options. So, if you’ve got any further queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Horizon’s team, today.

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Buying a Garage Door – A Simple Guide

If you think buying a garage door is a quick job – think again.

But don’t worry, it’s far from boring! In fact, because garage doors are such infrequent purchases for most people, gaining the opportunity to check out the options can be pretty exciting.

This is partly because there are far more types of garage door than most people realise. Consequently, you can fine tune your choice to match your home’s aesthetic and the use case for the garage itself.

So, before you go ahead and spend your hard-earned money, here’s what you need to know when buying a garage door.

 

First considerations

Before you even look at the types of garage door available, you need to think about how you’re going to use it.

So, note down the answers to the following questions:

  • How often are you going to need access to the garage?
  • Do you need to park your vehicle close to the garage door?
  • Do you park your car inside the garage?
  • Can you enter the garage from within your home without using the garage door?
  • How much time do you spend in there, and what do you use the space for?

The answers to the above questions will then help guide you towards the perfect garage door for your requirements.

 

If you don’t have much space

If, like many people, you don’t have oodles of space in front of your garage, having a garage door that protrudes onto the drive could be a real pain.

Think about it – every time you want to open the garage door, you’ll probably have to move the car (or forget and end up damaging your car!).

In such scenarios, a roller garage door or sectional garage door will be perfect. It takes up no space on your drive and recesses completely into a little box above the door opening.

 

If you keep your driveway free

Let’s say you keep your driveway free most of the time, or it’s big enough to enable you to park the car further away from the garage.

In this instance, a traditional up-and-over garage door will work brilliantly. They’re still very popular for a reason and a great, cost-effective choice if you don’t want to spend too much on your garage door.

 

If the garage is a usable space for you

Lots of people convert their garages into home offices, gyms, recording studios, or kids’ playrooms.

If you’ve done that, you’ll need to think carefully about how your choice of garage door might impact the room’s intended use.

A sectional or insulated garage door is your best bet here. This is because they both do a great job at keeping the cold weather outside and the warmth inside.

That insulation serves a dual purpose, though. Beyond the added comfort, they’ll also keep external noise out and the noise you’re making inside.

 

But what if you store expensive stuff in your garage?

Obviously, no one wants to have their garage broken into, but if you’re storing particularly valuable stuff in there (a classic car or the family jewels, for instance), we’ve got some good news.

All modern garage doors are built with security in mind, right from the start. Pick the right supplier and installer, and there’s no such thing as a less-secure garage door these days.

So, let’s get you off on the right foot! If you want to talk garage doors in more detail, just get in touch with the friendly Horizons team!

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Why You Should Choose a Weinor Awning for Your Home

Imagine being able to enjoy the outside of your home all year round without ever worrying about the rain (or too much sun).

That’s exactly what an awning can do for you, yet it’s so often overlooked when it comes to garden improvements.

The good news is that whenever we fit a retractable awning to one of our customer’s homes, they’re absolutely delighted with the impact it has on their lives.

Today, we’ll look at the brilliant Weinor range of awnings and consider why they’re such a good investment for homeowners.

 

Why outdoor living is good for us

Ever wondered why Australians are so relentlessly happy? Or why many of us yearn for some much-needed sun each year in a far-flung land?

It’s because outdoor living makes us feel good!

It’s scientifically proven, too. Being outdoors is good for us because:

  • it boosts energy levels;
  • mitigates pain;
  • improves the immune system; and
  • restores focus.

It’s why you feel better after going for a run or following fifteen minutes chilling out in the back garden. That daily dose of vitamin D is so important for your health and wellbeing.

This makes awnings the perfect addition to many homes, because it means the owners can enjoy more of the outside more often.

So, let’s look at some reasons why a Weinor awning, in particular, would be a solid purchase.

 

They protect you from the sun

Weinor awnings feature high SPF ratings, which offer a superb amount of protection from the sun.

As important as vitamin D is, too much direct sunlight can be a very bad thing indeed.

This is why it’s important to choose an awning which offers a high UPF rating to protect those beneath it from the sun’s harmful rays. The fact that Weinor awnings also have a 10-year warranty completes a package that’ll keep you safe for an awfully long time.

 

Different colours are available

Everyone has different tastes, and the ability to add a splash of colour to your garden is just as important as it is inside the house.

There are loads of colours to choose from when it comes to Weinor awnings. This means you can perfectly match the outside aesthetics of your home or create an area which stands out.

Our awnings are made from strong metal that can be provided in 47 different colours. And, if you opt for a fabric awning, you can actually have any colour you like – the choice is completely up to you.

 

They’re good for the environment

One of the best things about Weinor awnings is that they’re made from recycled plastics, which means they’re better for the environment.

If you have a Weinor awning installed on your home, you can rest safe in the knowledge that you’re doing your bit for the planet.

 

Weinor awnings are smart, too

If you didn’t think it was possible to buy a smart awning in 2021 – think again.

Weinor awnings offer a number of brilliant additions to make your life easier and more comfortable. For instance, you can install yours with a weather sensor to automatically detect and react to incoming wind and weather. Very handy!

There are also heating systems which are compact and blend discreetly into the awning – perfect for those colder nights or if you fancy making use of your awning outside of the summer months!

Oh, and if you want to get really techy with your awning, you can even control them via your iPhone or iPad. Now that WILL impress your friends and relatives!

If we’ve got you interested in finding out more about Weinor awnings, just get in touch with the Horizons team today to find out we can bring your garden to life and ensure you use it all year round.

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Awnings Help Keep Your Home Cool in the Summer

The sudden realisation that the warmer months are incoming is a wonderful thing, isn’t it?

The mornings get lighter, the early frost begins to disappear, and the temperature noticeably increases. Finally, it’s time to dig out your shorts, uncover the patio furniture, and clean the BBQ.

There’s just one problem with the summer, though; the inside of your home can get uncomfortably hot.

In some homes, adequate ventilation is hard to achieve, but there’s a nifty addition you can invest in which will help keep your home cool in the summer.

That’s right – an awning could be the best thing you buy this year.

 

How do awnings keep your home cool?

Adding an awning to your garden is obviously a brilliant way to keep the immediate area outside your home cool and shaded from the elements. But you’d be surprised by how it affects the inside of your home, too.

It’s common for kitchens or any room that backs onto the garden to suffer from high temperatures during the summer. If you’ve experienced this, you’ll know that it seems nigh-on impossible to cool the room down, no matter how many fans you place everywhere.

However, the reason those rooms get so hot is because there’s probably limited shade outside. If, for example, you have French doors or a large window that separates the room from the garden, the sun will pass through it and heat up the room – considerably.

By adding an awning, you can create an area of shade right in front of those doors or windows. You’ll be amazed by the difference this makes; that relatively small area of shade will stop the sun creeping though into the room and, consequently, ensure it stays nice and cool.

 

The perfect accompaniment for bi-fold doors

Bi-fold doors have become an increasingly popular feature on many homes. It’s no surprise – they’re great additions.

But they do exhibit one problem: they can get awfully hot.

Just like those big kitchen windows or French doors, bi-fold doors will warm up quickly if the sun is allowed to touch them throughout the day.

This is why so many bi-fold door installations are accompanied by an awning. They work brilliantly together by providing that much-needed area of shade for chilling outside, and for keeping your room nice and cool when the bi-fold doors are closed.

Awnings will also provide plenty of glare protection through your doors and windows – even if there’s a low-lying sun to contend with.

 

The types of awnings you can buy

Modern awnings are strong, built to last, and smart (they can even connect to your smartphone!).

They also come in three main configurations:

  • Cassette awnings ensure the fabric and awning mechanism are safely tucked away when retracted.
  • Semi-cassette awnings consist of a top that’s protected by a casing and feature additional guards which are great for weather protection.
  • Open awnings are great for balconies or overhangs, and a perfect, cost-effective introduction to the world of awnings.

Excited about the prospect of keeping your home cooler this summer with an awning? Get in touch with the Horizons team today to find out what options are available.

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Different Types of Garage Doors, and the Best Ones We Recommend

Who’d have thought there were so many garage door options to choose from?

If your idea of a garage door extends as far as a traditional up and over (not that there’s anything wrong with those garage doors), then it’s time to expand your horizons.

These days, there are many types of garage doors which are all designed to suit different styles, tastes, and types of property. But, today, we’re going to focus on three which are definitely worth consideration if you’re a homeowner in need of a new – or your first – garage door.

 

  1. Side hinged garage doors

Let’s start with the least obvious. It’s a safe bet that a side hinged garage door isn’t something you’ll have considered thus far.

Side hinged garage doors offer some superb benefits for specific homeowners. They are, as the name suggests, opened by swinging the door outwards, as you would a ‘regular’ door. This provides a huge opening and makes side hinged garage doors perfect if you’re always heading in and out of the garage on foot – maybe to access things you regularly need.

They can also be insulated if your garage is a workspace and windows can be fitted to allow light in. Just remember that side hinged garage doors take up space on your drive when open and might prove problematic if you don’t have a large enough drive.

 

  1. Up and over

Let’s go back to where we started this blog.

Up and over garage doors remain one of the best choices for a great many homeowners. It’s why new home build companies still use them so often on their sites.

These garage doors are traditional, but they’re also highly cost effective, easy to operate, and just as easy to maintain.

If you’re looking for a quick, low-cost route to a new garage door, an up-and-over is still a brilliant choice. Just keep in mind that you’ll need some space in front of your garage when you open it, and the fact you’ll need roof space into which the door can retract.

 

  1. Roller garage doors

Ever dreamt of driving up to your home, pressing a button and watching as the garage door effortlessly slides upwards out of sight, ready for you to drive in?

Roller garage doors are popular for a reason. And let’s not beat around the bush – it’s largely because they’re pretty cool. But they also offer so many benefits.

For starters, they’re compact and take up barely any space. This is true for your drive (they don’t protrude at all) and the internal space of the garage, too, because roller doors retract neatly into a small box above the opening.

Roller garage doors are also insulated by default and, just like any other garage door, can come in any number of colours. They’re a great option and not as expensive as you might think.

 

Need some help choosing?

We hope we’ve given you inspiration for your garage door purchase. But if you’re still confused or would like to know what other options are available, we can help.

To find out more and hit us with any garage door-related questions you might have, just get in touch with the friendly horizons team, today.

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The Added Benefits of Retractable Awnings

It’s that time of the year when our attention turns to the outside of our homes.

In the UK, we’re not blessed with year-long, beautifully warm weather, and that means we need to grab any slice of it, whenever it arrives.

There are some brilliant things you can do to your garden and the immediate area outside your home to make outdoor living more of a reality.

Adding an awning is one of the best moves you can make if you’re serious about making the most of spring, summer, and even the autumn.

 

The obvious benefit of installing an awning on your home

Let’s cover off the most obvious benefit awnings offer.

They provide a space in your garden which can be enjoyed, no matter what Mother Nature happens to be getting up to!

In countries like the UK where rain showers can arrive unannounced and the heatwaves can be troublesome for many people, awnings are perfect garden additions.

Rainproof, windproof, and capable of keeping harmful UV rays away from your skin, it’s no wonder they’ve become such a popular purchase for homeowners in recent years.

So, let’s consider some of the added benefits offered by modern awnings.

 

They’re smart

We’ve spoken a lot about the weather in today’s blog, but it’s impossible not to reference it regularly in the UK.

The good news is that awnings are now available with wind and rain sensors, thus making your life a whole lot easier (and safer).

Today’s awnings are incredibly tough, but they do have their limits. Therefore, when they sense wind that’s a little too strong for comfort, they can automatically retract, thus preserving your investment.

The same goes for rain. If you’d rather head indoors when the heavens open, rain-sensing awnings will do the exact same thing and head automatically back into their box when they sense rain.

 

They’re so easy to use

How many times have you bought something for the garden only for it to spend vast amounts of time not being used?

Often, this is because that ‘something’ is an absolute pain to set up. And, given that we only have very specific opportunities to enjoy our gardens in the UK, the idea of continually setting something up only to pack it down moments later isn’t great.

That’s what makes awnings so perfect. They’re incredibly easy to use, thanks to remote control and the aforementioned weather sensing technology.

The net result? They actually get used and enjoyed daily!

 

You can connect awnings to your smart home

That’s right – it’s possible to connect the latest awnings to smart home networks.

Certain models are now compatible with the likes of Apple’s HomeKit, enabling you to remotely operate your awning and have it react to your location (for instance, have it automatically extend when you return home. Smart!).

 

They’re only visible when they need to be

The latest awnings are designed to fit effortlessly into any home’s existing aesthetic, but that doesn’t mean you’ll want yours on display all of the time.

This is what makes retractable awnings such an attractive proposition for homeowners. They can be extended and add that extra special ‘something’ to your garden when needed and retracted whenever they’re not required.

That means your awning will never get in the way if you’re doing work on the house or need space above your head for activities in the garden. It’s the ultimate in convenience and design.

If we’ve got you excited about the possibility of adding a retractable awning to your home, just get in touch with the Horizons team to find out more.

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Are Awnings Waterproof? And What to do if They Get Wet

If there’s one thing that’s pretty certain when you live in the UK, it’s rain.

It doesn’t blight our lives constantly (and there’s nothing wrong with a good shower), but it can spoil the party somewhat during the warmer months.

This is why the popularity of awnings has exploded in recent years. They enable people to enjoy more of their garden more of the time, without worrying about the unpredictable side of Mother Nature.

But you’ve probably got one question on your mind before you invest in an awning for your home.

 

Are awnings really waterproof?

Yes, most modern awnings are indeed waterproof.

There are caveats to this, which we’ll get onto in a moment, but weather resistance is an important element of any awning.

It isn’t just rain they need to contend with, either – they need to be able to cope with high winds, too. It’s why the awnings we supply offer high ratings on the Beaufort Wind Scale, which is a method for measuring wind resistance.

But it’s rain that’s usually the biggest concern for those who want to enjoy their gardens. And it’s why the best awnings are technically showerproof.

There are just a couple of things to keep in mind, and it all comes down to common sense.

 

Remember those camping trips?

We love a good camping trip in the UK, but no one likes what happens when you get home.

That’s right – the tent, which invariably got wet on the last night, will need packing away. Only, you can’t, because it’s wet. Therefore you have to find somewhere to dry it out before it can be safely rolled up.

It’s a bit of a pain, but it’s necessary if you want to use the tent again. And it’s a similar story with awnings.

The good news is that it’s a lot easier to dry out awnings than it is tents – you simply leave them open and allow the sun to dry them out before retracting. That said, this is a classic example of why it’s a good idea to retract awnings when the first droplets of rain arrive.

 

The joy of rain sensors

If you buy a Weiner awning from us, you’ll have the option of adding a weather sensor. These detect when rain is incoming and can automatically retract your awning if you want them to.

But it isn’t just rain they look out for. The latest awning sensors are also capable of detecting wind and even include solar sensors. The latter enables the awning to automatically extend when it looks like the weather is taking a turn for the better.

 

Can you leave awnings out all year?

If you have a full cassette awning, absolutely. These are fully enclosed, which means the fabric is protected from the elements.

Semi-cassette and open awnings don’t have the same amount of casing, which means they are definitely best retracted when not in use.

But if you want to have an awning as a permanent fixture all year round, you can do a lot worse than invest in a full cassette version.

 

Excited about the possibilities of an awning?

Why should rain spoil your day? If we’ve got you excited about the prospect of an awning, just get in touch with the Horizons team to find out more about these wonderful, smart home additions.

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How Roller Shutters Go Beyond Protecting Your Business

Businesses across the world have chosen roller shutters for a long time in order to protect their goods and staff.

But that’s not the only reason they exist.

Roller shutters are indeed one of the best forms of security, thanks to a design which is created with a security-first mindset.

However, you’d be amazed by how much more a modern, professionally fitted set of roller shutters will do for your business.

 

They show you mean business and set the right first impression

Roller shutters are typically implemented in warehouses and commercial units. That’s because they feature a purposeful design which adds the right look and feel to the aesthetics of the building.

They always create the right first impression – an impression that’s vitally important for both employees and customers.

Even better – they’re super-simple. They don’t stand out, they’re anything but garish and there’s no chance of them dividing opinion. They simply have one job, which they do brilliantly.

Roller shutters show that you really mean business.

 

You can brand them

Did you know you can fully brand roller shutters, too? This is a great option for businesses who want to customise the look and feel of their frontage and offer memorability of premises.

This enables the most unlikely of business purchases to play a key role in marketing strategies. Arguably, if you’re a business with a prominent location, a branded set of roller shutters will actually play one of the most important roles in your marketing.

Modern roller shutters can be vinyl-wrapped and finished in pretty much any colour of your choosing. You can even add your logo and company name, if you wish.

 

They ooze convenience

No one wants a business entrance to be a pain to operate, and that’s another reason roller shutters are so popular.

They’re just so convenient. One simple press of a button both raises and lowers modern roller shutters and, when fully open, they take up next to no space whatsoever.

This means you can get in and out of your premises as easily and safely as possible, whether you’re on foot or in a vehicle. Also, a bit like garage roller doors, roller shutters don’t protrude at all when opening or fully open, thus allowing vehicles to park far closer to the premises, if needed.

 

They can let light in too, if required

There’s such a thing as ‘vision’ roller shutters, which enable the outside world to see what lies beyond when they’re closed.

These are most commonly found on store fronts where the owner wants the inside of the building to be visible, even when they’re closed.

It’s a great way to continue advertising your wares, 24/7, and gives passers-by (potential customers) a nice glimpse at what you have to offer when open.

There are three types of vision shutter to choose from:

  • grille (offers 80% vision)
  • perforated (offers 20% vision)
  • punched (offers somewhere in the middle of the two above in terms of vision)

And if you think vision roller shutters must be less secure given their design, think again. They’re just as ‘secure by design’ as their fully closed counterparts and can be branded in the exact same way.

 

I think I need roller shutters: what next?

If you’re now thinking that you need the convenience, security and customisability of roller shutters, you’re probably wondering what to do next.

This is where the Horizons team comes in. We can use our considerable experience and knowledge of roller shutters to recommend the perfect set for your business.

Equally, if you still have questions about roller shutters, just get in touch with us today!

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What is the Thickness of Insulation on Roller and Sectional Garage Doors?

Remember when garages were only used for car storage?

No? Actually, that’s a fair point – this is something so few people do these days. Modern garages are far more likely to play the role of storage room, office, workshop, or home gym.

This has influenced the design and construction of garage doors quite a bit. Most notably, it has called for far better insulation and the more widespread use of roller and sectional garage doors.

But just how thick is that insulation? Can it really help you use the garage for extended periods of time?

 

Why is garage door insulation important?

There are a couple of reasons garage door insulation is so important. Firstly, it’s because you may want to spend a significant amount of time in there.

Whether it’s working out, writing your latest novel, or putting the finishing touches to your self-built wardrobe, you’ll want to feel comfortable. Garage doors without insulation will let the cold air penetrate that space and make it far less palatable as a room in which to get stuff done.

Secondly, if your garage is attached to your house, it will have a considerable impact on the energy efficiency of the home. If it’s constantly letting cold air in and warm air out, that will contribute to larger heating bills – simple.

Imagine if your bedroom is directly above your garage and you don’t have an insulated garage door. That’ll probably make it one of the coldest rooms in the house.

We shouldn’t forget noise isolation, either. An insulated garage door will do a far better job at keeping noise in – and out – of your garage, which might be an important consideration, depending on your use case.

 

Garage door insulation thickness

Modern garage doors combine ease of use with great insulation, if you go for that option.

For the two most common types of garage door in this category, the insulation available is usually as follows:

  • Roller garage doors: 12-15mm of insulation
  • Sectional garage doors: 42mm or 67mm of insulation

Sectional garage doors offer more insulation because of the way they’re designed, but that doesn’t make roller garage doors any less efficient.

 

Some benefits of having an insulated garage door

Insulated garage doors offer countless benefits over those which don’t have any form of insulation.

They’re tougher and far more capable of standing up to whatever Mother Nature can throw at them, but there’s more:

  • they are far more energy efficient (this bears repeating because it really will make a huge difference to your home and ability to use the garage);
  • they’re really quiet during operation because of that insulation; and
  • they’re typically longer-lasting, simply because of their construction and ability to better deal with the elements.

We can almost guarantee that you weren’t thinking of an insulated garage door until now. But if a sectional or roller door has been in your sights, it really does make sense to explore this option, because you’ll be surprised by how affordable it is over non-insulated doors.

Tempted by an insulated garage door? Have questions relating to whether you should go for a sectional or roller? Simply get in touch with the Horizons team, and we will be more than happy to help.

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8 Ways to Protect Your Garage from Burglars

It’s comforting to hear that there were nearly 40,000 fewer household burglaries in England and Wales last year compared to the year before.

That doesn’t mean any of us can get complacent, though. Because, as unlikely as it may be that your home will be burgled, you can inadvertently make your little kingdom far more tempting for opportunist thieves.

For instance, garages are often sought after as entry points for burglars, and without leaning on the tips below, yours might be less secure than you think.

 

  1. Install security lights

Security starts with visual deterrents, and few are as visceral or direct as lighting.

It’s one of the oldest methods for home security, but one which is still totally relevant and effective today. It’s also pretty inexpensive.

 

  1. Add cameras

Continuing the visual deterrent theme, cameras (whether functional or fake) are a great way to deter thieves.

Think about it; if you were an opportunistic burglar, would you go for the house which clearly has a camera or the one with zero cameras visible?

You can even get cameras these days which connect to your smartphone and record securely to the cloud for round-the-clock security, no matter where you happen to be.

 

  1. Look for the right labels

If you’re buying a new garage door, make sure it includes one of the following labels:

  • Secure by Design
  • Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB)

Both indicate that the product has been built to the highest security standard and provide you with ultimate peace of mind as a homeowner.

 

  1. Tick the multiple-point locking box

There are lots of options you can choose from when buying a new garage door, but there’s one in particular which will raise your security game considerably.

Multiple-point locking on main garage doors and side doors (more on that in a moment) makes them much, much harder to break into. But remember to ask what other optional extras are available for security purposes, and if your budget can stretch – stretch it!

 

  1. Take into account side access

It’s easy to forget the importance of side access to your garage when it comes to security.

These doors are often viewed as more of a tempting entry point for burglars, simply because they’re usually more accessible and hidden from view.

This is why it’s vital you invest wisely in a great personnel door for your garage – don’t skimp on this important security element.

 

  1. Don’t give them an easy route

Burglars will always look for the path of least resistance when it comes to garages, and you may have unwittingly provided the ideal route for them.

These people will take advantage of anything if it helps them make their way into your garage. That includes your garden; if your landscaping presents foliage, trees, or plants nearby the garage entrance, that could be used as cover by burglars.

If that’s the case, trim it all back and ensure there’s plenty of clear space around the garage entrance.

 

  1. Hide your stuff

This one is easy. If you can see into your garage from outside, make sure your valuables are hidden from sight.

In fact, it makes sense to do this regardless of how visible they are from outside, because if someone does get in, they’ll have to spend longer finding what they want, and there’s more chance of them giving up.

 

  1. Invest in the best garage door you can afford

It really does pay to invest as much as you can afford in your garage door. It’ll pay back in ultimate peace of mind, aesthetics, and long-lasting durability.

From roller doors to traditional up-and-overs, modern garage doors are built with security in mind, but it’s easy to buy cheap, and that never works out well in the long run.

Need help choosing a super secure garage for your home or business? Just get in touch with the Horizons team – we’d love to help.