Which Garage Door Type Is Most Secure?

Posted: June 18, 2024

Which Garage Door Type Is Most Secure?

While we all want our homes to look smart and stylish, above all else we want them to be secure. 

Whether you keep valuables in your garage or not isn’t the point — you should be able to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing thieves can’t easily break in.

All this leads to the question of which garage door type is the most secure. That’s what we’re going to talk you through this month so that you can make an informed purchase for your new garage. 

Remember, if you ever need friendly advice on garage doors, don’t hesitate to give us a call at Garage Door People!

What is the most secure garage door type?

Let’s take a look at four of the most popular garage door styles and assess their security features.

  • Sectional garage doors

    On top of their improved insulation for energy efficiency, sectional garage doors are known to be one of the more secure styles. Since the individual sections of this door type are made from robust steel in most cases, it’s hard for criminals to penetrate them. A sturdy steel frame and a single locking point also make forced entry difficult.

Security Rating: 9/10

  • Up and over garage doors 

    While once upon a time the lock on up and over doors made them vulnerable, this has since been addressed by most manufacturers. Multi-point locking and anti-snap locks make this door much harder to penetrate. However, compared to other door types in this list, an up and over garage door may still be the easier type to peel back if not professionally installed.

Security Rating: 8/10

  • Roller garage doors 

    Similar to the sectional garage door, the roller garage shutter draws strength from the multiple slats connected together. Fitting this door style behind a recess means forcing the sides is difficult, while a strong bottom slat is also important since thieves often focus on this area to gain entry.

Security Rating: 9/10

  • Side-hinged garage doors 

    An older side-hinged garage door may make your property more vulnerable. However, modern side-hinged doors with steel frames and panels put up a much better defence. Combine this with multi-point locking and your door will become a lot more secure than an older, traditional wooden side-hinged door.

Security Rating: 8/10

Ultimately, even the most secure garage doors will still depend on how well they are installed and the materials you select. Premier manufacturers with the best materials will likely cost you more, but you get that added confidence in the security of your home, which is hard to put a price on.

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Garage door safety features

On top of high-security garage door locks that come as standard, there are several other garage door security ideas you may wish to look into. Here are some popular features people add for additional protection:

  • Keyless entry – this removes a point of attack for thieves
  • Garage door defender – an additional device to block up and over garage doors
  • CCTV – cameras are useful for deterring thieves from targeting your door 

High-security garage doors across Lincolnshire

Here at Garage Door People, we’re always happy to help address concerns about garage door break-ins with our advice and our range of garage door types.

We know that homeowners in Lincolnshire – including Spalding, Horncastle and Boston – want reliable and secure garage doors, which is why we offer a full range of choices. We’ve got something for every budget and can even offer repair services if you’ve found that your door has been damaged.

Take a weight off your mind with high-security garage doors from our team at Garage Door People today. Call and ask for our advice and more information, with free call-outs and quotes available.

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To arrange a home visit for a free survey and quote call us on 08081 967 162 or fill in the form below.

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