How Can I Improve My Timber Garage Door’s Security?

07 Jan

If you own a traditional home, it can be incredibly difficult to find a practical garage door which maintains your property’s traditional aesthetic. Some homeowners will choose a PVC or steel garage door or roller shutter, often sacrificing their exterior design for safety and practicality. Here at CBL Garage Doors, we are proud to offer a comprehensive range of timber garage doors to combine safety, practicality and a stunning design.

If you’re looking for a way to protect your garage from intrusion and the effects of the weather, in addition to making your home look and feel more traditional, we are here for you. The CBL team has one of the UK’s largest ranges of wooden garage doors in a variety of designs. Whether you’re looking for a decorative, traditional timber door for your garage, or a sleek, modern style, we are here for you. We’re able to provide a variety of designs from Woodrite and Hormann to ensure long-term reliability and security for your home.

Why Should I Choose Timber Garage Doors for My Traditional Property?

Timber doors for garages are a completely adaptable solution which can be used to great effect in all kinds of environments. They are available in a range of designs, styles and can be used to complete any design, from the traditional to the more modern property. These timber garage doors are hard-wearing, weather-resistant and resilient to attempted intrusion.

They can also be completely solid doors or equipped with windows to allow natural light into your garage space.

Are Timber Garage Doors as Secure as PVC or Steel Garage Doors?

One of the reasons homeowners don’t choose wooden garage doors is that they are perceived as being less secure. This is technically true as wood is less resilient than steel, for example. However, thanks to the intelligent installation of these wooden garage doors, they can still deliver many years of reliable service.  Both side-hinged and full-width garage doors provide a range of benefits to suit your needs.

These doors are all coated with protective treatments which improve their resilience to the weather. As a bonus, these coatings improve the resilience of the doors to attempted intrusion. A timber garage door can be protected and made incredibly secure against all kinds of forced intrusion.

How Can I Improve My Timber Garage Doors’ Security?

There are many ways people choose to enhance the security of their timber garage door. Many homeowners choose to enhance their security with alternative security, such as CCTV and burglar alarms. These can not only provide practical security to your property but can also act as a deterrent.

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Aside from CCTV/alarms, the most effective way to enhance your wooden garage door security is by installing hard-wearing locks. These wooden doors for garages are naturally equipped with reliable locks in the first place. However, they can be enhanced with additional locks, deadbolts and more. You can choose from a range of internal and external locks to suit your door’s needs. These locks can be installed on double garage doors and full-width doors as required.

The kinds of lock you will be able to use depends upon the overall style and design of your timber garage door. Some timber doors will be side-hinged, whereas others will be full-width which need to be raised to allow for access.

What are the Different Types of Locks for Wooden Garage Doors?

Some of the most common types of locks which can be installed with wooden garage doors include:

  • Hasp & Staple Locks – Hasp and staple locks are one of the cheapest ways of locking your garage doors. They are easy to install and are best used as a way of reinforcing other locks. These locks are most commonly used on side-hinged, multi-panel garage doors. They also need to be further secured with a padlock, which makes them less practical than other styles.
  • Deadbolts – Deadbolts are a popular choice as they can be quickly opened and closed. They can be installed in almost any kind of door. Some deadbolts can be installed vertically by creating a hole in the ground. This makes them suitable for roller-style doors and full-width garage doors which require raising.
  • Shed Locking Bars – Shed locking bars can be used on any door which opens outward. They are easy-to-fit and one of the most reliable locking solutions available.

For Secure and Stylish Timber Garage Doors, Call CBL’s Experienced Team Today

Here at CBL Garage Doors, we’re able to provide a range of timber garage doors to suit your needs. Whether you’re looking for a modern or traditional style of wooden garage door, we are here for you. Our experienced team can offer advice on the best door to suit your needs. Our specialist team can also ensure that it is installed professionally to deliver a long-term and reliable service.

For more information on our complete range of Woodrite and Hormann wooden garage doors, get in touch today. You can reach our specialist team directly on 0800 0542 500. If you prefer, you can also send any questions or concerns through our simple online contact form. Our experienced team are able to provide our industry-leading service to homes and businesses in Culcheth, Croft, Glazebury and the surrounding areas.