Automated household appliances are becoming increasingly commonplace, and not just for the sheer novelty of having your fridge blast out music on command, or your speaker turn on automatically when you call its name, but to actually improve our lives in other ways. People are turning to automated garage doors for their many benefits, particularly when it comes to improvements in convenience and overall security.


Perhaps the most central reason for the increasing popularity in remote-controlled garage doors is the fantastic convenience that they offer people. When the months turn cold in the middle of winter you might be far more tempted to leave your car on the driveway and escape to the warmth of the house rather than fussing about manually opening and closing your garage door. With a remote-controlled door you can resolve this issue permanently, allowing you to open and close the garage door from the warmth of your own vehicle.

Improved security

Remote-controlled garage doors are harder to gain access to than traditional garage doors. Since your remote control is needed to gain access through automated garage doors, you can deter potential burglars while keeping your garage, home, and car far more secure.

Improved safety

Remote-controlled garage doors come with systems and sensors that prevent them from accidently closing on people or objects in its line of motion. This not only protects your car from any potential damage, but also increases your overall safety as a user. If you have pets or young children running around, this could be particularly vital; garage door accidents can be fatal if unforeseen, so it’s important to make sure you have additional security measures in place.

Another way that additional safety benefits can be found from a remote-controlled garage door is when you consider if you want to access the garage later at night, you can do so without having to leave your vehicle and making sure yourself potentially vulnerable to anyone seeking to do you harm. You can safely get into the garage and securely close the garage door behind you before needing to ever step out of your car.

Mobility or disability needs

If you have an individual in your family or someone you know who has decreased mobility capabilities or a disability that affects their ability to move efficiently, it can be exceedingly difficult to operate a standard garage door. Since this requires the strength to open the garage door and then walk inside. A remote-controlled garage door ensures that anyone can access the garage with a simple click of a button.

Add value to your house

One of the most important aspects coming from the installation of a remote-controlled garage door is that it increases the overall value of your home. When you advertise your house online, you can use the remote-controlled garage door as an important asset to your home, making it instantly more likely to be picked up and purchased. In this way, the addition of a remote-controlled garage door can have long-term benefits.

Hipwoods Garage Doors have been installing garage doors in the Gloucester area since 2014.  We work on the premise that if we wouldn’t want it in our house, we won’t fit it in someone else’s!  To see a complete product range that we install for our clients, take a look at our website – you’ll get a real feel for the passion we have for our work and helpful tips and hints on how to maintain your garage doors, or if you’re looking for some advice on garage doors, give us a call on 01452 539 455 – we’d be happy to help!