What is a garage door?

A garage door has a technical reference summarised in the standard BS EN13241-1.

It is means of closing the opening in the space that is designed to store a car or other vehicle. Often this space is converted into other types of storage for example bikes, garden equipment and other items.

The product comes with all sorts of information about its performance that is reported in the Declaration of Performance. Teckentrup would encourage you to compare the performance figure of Teckentrup products against other products. 

As an example, take ‘U’ values. Teckentrup sectional insulated doors around 2500mm x 2125mm in size will offer a ‘U’ value of 1.4 W/m2k, whereas insulated roller garage doors are circa 4.0 W/m2k - remember, the higher the number, the poorer the performance.

The front door of your house will typically have a ‘U’ value less than 1 W/m2k. Compare this to our Swing Secure garage door that is 1.3 W/m2k on average - it won’t give you the performance of a pedestrian front door, but a pedestrian front door wouldn’t be able to get a car through it.

This applies across many characteristics. Wind load and security ratings are the only comparable outcomes and here we only compare security on the Swing Secure garage door.

In summary, we believe our garage doors, at worst, match the best in the market for their quoted characteristics and often exceed but we are very clear as to the intended use.

Jim Rodger,
Director