How To Convert Single Garage Doors Into A Double
Whether single or double garage doors are better is a topic that’s up for debate, but more and more people are starting to opt for a single-to-double garage door conversion. It’s a more modern approach than the traditional doors which consist of two single doors side by side. In this article, we’ll talk you through what you should know about this home improvement to help you decide whether it’s right for you.
What is a single-to-double garage door conversion?
A single-to-double garage door conversion is the process of turning two single garage doors into one double-sized door.
Many double-sized garages are fitted with two separate, single doors which are independent of each other, so that only one can be opened at a time. These doors are typical of more traditional builds as they were introduced at a time when cars were smaller and could fit between the gap. These days, modern cars tend to be much bigger and many people struggle to park using a single garage door, if they can at all.
That’s why converting to a double garage door is becoming increasingly popular – it gives people the option to safely and easily park their car in the garage without worrying about damaging their car.
What is the process of a single-to-double door conversion?
The process of replacing your single garage doors with a new double door may sound like a lot of work, and it can be potentially complex depending on the structure of your garage building. Generally, however, it’s a straightforward job which requires no more than a couple of days to complete.
In most cases, garage door fitters will come to your house and assess the area, ensuring that the work is doable. They will then carry out the work to alter the opening to your garage.
Your single garage doors will be removed before space is created for your new door, which is done by removing the central pier in between the doors. The structure of the opening will then be reinforced with supports made of materials such as steel or timber, to support the brickwork above.
What are the benefits of double garage doors?
Having double garage doors is generally a lot more convenient. You only have one door to open and close, and one door to repair when maintenance work needs to be carried out. It also provides much improved accessibility – for wheelchair users or the elderly especially, having the extra space can be essential for getting in and out of the car with ease.
Having a wider opening makes parking a less nerve-wracking experience, especially with modern cars being much bigger than they used to be.
It may be a matter of opinion but having one double garage door arguably makes for a cleaner aesthetic in general, which looks more modern and sleek. Really, it’s just a great excuse to update your old garage door with a stylish new one!
Here at Doormatic, we supply top-quality garage doors throughout the South of England. To enquire about single-to-double garage door conversion, or to find out more about us, get in touch with our friendly team today.