What is a GRP garage door?

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If you’re in the market for a new garage door, you may come across the term GRP. GRP stands for glass reinforced plastic, a material that is quickly gaining popularity for use in garage doors for a host of reasons. Here’s a helpful guide to GRP doors, from their benefits to the styles available and what you should consider when choosing one.

What is GRP?

GRP is a composite material made of polyester resin reinforced with glass fibres. The resulting material is incredibly strong, but lighter weight than many other garage door materials. GRP garage doors are highly impact resistant and durable, able to withstand dings, dents and general wear and tear far better than wood. They also won’t rot, rust or corrode over time like some other materials either.

The waterproof nature of GRP means your door won’t absorb moisture, which prevents warping and swelling, and the material is also resistant to UV rays meaning it won’t fade or discolour over time. In fact, one of the biggest advantages of GRP garage doors is that they’re low maintenance. They don’t require painting or staining every few years, and require nothing more than an occasional wash with soap and water to keep them in pristine condition.

Security and Efficiency

Due to their insulating properties, GRP doors are great for extremely cold and hot climates. The materials prevent heat or cold transfer far better than a wooden or metal door, which helps regulate garage temperature in places with extreme winters or hotter summers.

GRP is also a great option if security is a concern – fibreglass doors are highly impact-resistant, and paired with a secure style such as an automatic opener, it’s the perfect way to keep your home and belongings safe from intruders. When well maintained, a GRP garage door can last anywhere up to 30 years, providing great value for money and peace of mind for years to come.

GRP garage doors are an attractive choice for homeowners seeking a reliable and long-lasting solution that combines functionality with aesthetic appeal. Whether facing harsh weather conditions or simply wanting a unique look, GRP garage doors stand out as a resilient and versatile option.

Customising a GRP Garage Door

GRP allows for versatile design possibilities, enabling homeowners to customise their garage doors to match the architectural style of their homes. With various textured finishes and colours to choose from, you can enhance kerb appeal and personalise your home’s exterior with ease.

You can choose from any RAL colour for a customised door or even choose a wood-effect finish to replicate the beauty of natural wood while still enjoying the benefits that GRP offers. GRP garage door prices range depending on the size you choose, the style of door and any customisation features you opt for. For a tailored quote, get in touch with our team today.

Types of GRP Garage Door

GRP doors come in various styles. For example, you may choose from our range of GRP up and over garage doors which come in a variety of finishes. Up and over doors are very secure, easy to install and maintain, and they’re perfect for smaller garages as they require less ceiling clearance compared to sectional doors.

Alternatively, GRP side hinged garage doors are great if you have a larger driveway or want to maximise interior space in your garage. A sectional door is ideal for achieving a modern look and delivers exceptional weatherproofing and insulation, keeping the interior of your garage warm and dry throughout the winter months. Lastly, roller garage doors provide smooth, quiet operation and are well-suited to shorter driveways thanks to their compact, space-saving design.

Our doors can be operated manually or automatically, depending on your preference or the level of convenience you’re looking for – you may choose to automate a larger, heavier door or if you primarily use your garage for storing a vehicle, for example.

Get a Free Quote

At CDC Garage Doors, we can manufacture, supply and install high quality GRP garage doors in Surrey, Kent and across the southeast of England. Working with homeowners, developers and architects, we have a wealth of experience in delivering excellent customer service and garage door installations our customers can trust. Contact us to arrange a free quote or to find out more about the products and services we supply.