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5 Garage Door Security Tips

With the nights drawing in and daylight hours reducing, the festive period is just around the corner. Christmas is always an exciting time of year, but one way your Christmas could be ruined is by a break-in at your property. Unfortunately, at this time of year burglaries often spike as thieves are on the lookout for valuable items inside homes. With this in mind, it’s important that your property is as secure as possible. Often, thieves will target garage doors as a way of gaining access to the rest of a property. If not properly maintained or installed, garage doors can…

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Do I Need Planning Permission for a New Garage?

Any significant home improvements require careful planning to ensure they are executed safely and within British regulations.  When adding or converting a garage at a property, one of the most commonly asked questions is whether planning permission is required. This article will help answer this question and provide homeowners with everything they need to know to make an informed decision. Do I need planning permission for a new garage? In short, in most instances, planning permission is not required for a new garage. The main consideration must be the size of the garage as there are certain limits under British planning…

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How A Garage Can Add Value to Your Property

If you’ve been unsure about whether adding a garage to your property would be a worthwhile investment, look no further! The Associated Garage Doors team is going to be answering that question and diving a bit deeper into the why of it. Studies suggest that adding a garage to a home that doesn’t currently have one will add over five per cent to its original value. Given that the average house price in Britain is currently around £274,000 pounds, this means you can expect to add around £14,000 in value to your property. Let’s take a look at the ways in…

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What Is the Best Garage Door Material?

If you’re in the market for a new garage door, you may well have already figured out what type you want, but that’s only half the battle. Arguably just as important as the style of garage door you choose is the material it’s made from, which is why Associated Garage Doors has put together a quick guide on what we think the best garage door materials are. Read on to find out! Steel One of the most common garage door materials, steel is durable, reliable and, overall, pretty good value for money. Steel is heavier than aluminium, but still quite a…

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Why Your Garage Door Is Rusting and How to Stop It

Even some of the highest quality garage doors can become susceptible to rust, so don’t worry too much if you have started to notice signs of it. In this article, the Associated Garage Doors team is going to explain why your garage door is rusting and how you can stop it. Why your garage door is rusting As we just mentioned, all metal garage doors will rust eventually, but there are some factors that can speed up the process considerably. For example, if you live by the seaside, the additional wind and salt water will cause your garage door to rust…

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