Archive for the ‘Garage Doors Leeds’ Category

Illinois man sends garage door message

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Despite being a long way from Leeds, an American man decided to take revenge on his wife’s admirer by spray painting ‘Don’t email my wife’ on his garage door.

Using a can of spray paint, the Illinois man painted the words in large red letters to make a clear statement to his rival to stay away from his other half. (more…)

Police Issue Summer Theft Warning

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Police across the country are reminding householders not to be duped into a false sense of security on the back of the warm weather we are having in the UK

Whilst the natural instinct is to leave windows and doors open to allow air into your home, opportunist thieves may take advantage of the situation and attempt to grab and steal valuable household items.

Police have encouraged the public to be extra vigilant with such things as leaving your door open, particularly if you leave your car keys within arm’s reach. The police are also reminding the public that even if you are outside or nearby, it is still important to keep sheds and garages shut and locked at all times, to avoid the risk of items being stolen. (more…)

New Sliding Sectional Door launched by Hormann

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Leading garage door manufacturer, Hormann launched its new HST side sliding sectional door at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show at the NEC. Also launched at the exhibition was Hormann’s new range of entrance doors, some of which are matching.

One unique feature of the new side sliding door is that it will automatically open with a simple press of the door handle or the remote handset. The width of opening can also be pre-determined so that the door opens to the exact gap you require.

The quiet, smooth and very safe opening is delivered using two of Hormann’s unique rollers, which also add great stability to the opening system. The opening and closing cycle has an automatic safety cut out facility which ensures nothing or nobody is damaged whilst the door is moving (more…)

Hormann launch new entrance doors

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Launched at this year’s Bau exhibition, Hormann have introduced three new entrance doors to the UK market. From March, 2013 customers will be able purchase the following new products:

- ThermoPro Plus (steel)
- ThermoSafe (alumininium)
- ThermoCarbon (aluminium)

ThermoPro Plus

As part of the ThermoPro group of entrance doors, the ThermoPro Plus will offer consumers even greater insulation benefits, whilst still maintaining the same levels of door security and ease of use. (more…)

Bring some light into your life

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Leading garage door manufacturer Hormann, have launched a new range of LED light strips that can be fitted to your garage door.

Available to buy from ABi, the low energy light strips can be fitted in the door lintel or to the bottom edge of the door and can be activated by almost all Hormann’s remote control operators.

Giving off a natural white light glow, the new LED lights will bring a new aesthetic quality to your garage door, whilst also deliver safety and security benefits. No longer will your garage and the front of your home be in the shadows, as the lights will illuminate your driveway. Particularly on dark nights, the lights will not only make it easier to navigate your way to the front door, but they will also deter intruders. Equally, when the weather turns cold, the lights will help show any slippery ice on the driveway.

Hormann has also launched a new range of driveway lighting posts, enabling customers to add some style, safety and security to the front of their homes.

For more information on Hormann’s range of garage lights and driveway lights, give ABi a call.

Manual vs. Automatic Garage Doors

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Automatic garage doors make parking in the warmth and safety of your garage just as quick as parking on your driveway. Not only will your insurance premium drop, you won’t have to deal with horrible weather, cold mornings and dark evenings at the start and end of your day. Below are some comparisons, to further clarify the advantages:

Manual Garage Doors

Can be heavy and dangerous to operate, especially for the elderly. At this time of year, with ice on the ground most mornings, it can be highly dangerous to try and open a heavy garage door.

Require the user to get out of their car, exposing them to the elements which, at this time of year, can never be a good thing.

Rarely have built-in lighting, which places the user in dark conditions both inside and outside the garage. Not only is this dangerous, it’s also highly unpleasant.

Automatic Garage Doors

Open at the press of a button, allowing anybody to open any size or weight of garage door, without any risk.

Can be opened from the warmth and shelter of your vehicle, protecting you from the cold, rain, hail, snow, or whatever foul winter element is assaulting you.

Automatic courtesy lights not only make it easier to navigate the vehicle into the garage, they also mean you are not left in the dark when opening or closing you garage door.

Winter-Proofing Your Garage Door

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Last week we covered tactics to protect your garage for the rain and wind of Autumn; today we’ll cover insulating your garage against the cold weather that Winter will be bringing along in the next few months. (more…)

Why Does My Electric Door Stop Opening?

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Sometimes doors get stuck and there are various reasons why. If, for example, the force sensors are playing up, the door will typically open a short way and then close again. In doors that don’t have a reversing safety mechanism, this can also result in the door simply stopping. This will either require the tuning of the sensors or a minor repair to the safety mechanism. (more…)

Cars outside Garage Doors: A Brief Insight into Western Opulence

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

The invention of the garage can be credited to Henry Ford, who smashed through the wall of his shed in 1896, because he couldn’t get his newly invented Quadracycle out through the doors. For over a hundred years since, garages have been used for storing and protecting cars across the world. Or at least, this is what I used to think before somebody pointed out that very few people actually use their garage for storing their car!

Garage Door Doctor: Cables, Brackets and Safety Mechanisms

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Sometimes it’s not just the wellbeing of your garage door that is at risk when you fail to conduct regular checks for wear and tear. If the cables, brackets or safety mechanisms break, you could easily find yourself or a family member on the receiving end of a serious injury.