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Insulated Roller Doors

Insulated Roller Shutter Garage Doors from The Garage Door Centre

Looking for an Insulated Roller Garage Door?
Let the Garage Door Centre help you find the perfect model and specification for your home and lifestyle.

The Garage Door Centre offers a comprehensive range of insulated roller shutter garage doors that are of the highest build quality and specifications you will find. Fully compliant and using the very latest technology and components for a long lasting and durable roller door solution. 

Insulated Roller Garage Doors offer a smooth, quiet, vertical operation which maximises space both inside the garage and on your driveway, allowing you to park right up to the door on either side and still be able to operate. 

Various optional extras are available for customising and controlling your new garage door, as well as the convenience of remote controlled operation with built in safety as standard on every model offered. 

Key Features of Insulated Roller Doors

Roller doors with foam-filled slats don't just offer thermal insulation! They also provide:

Reduced heat loss due to foam-filled aluminium slats

Energy conservation that can help reduce your energy bills

Sound-proofing properties - insulated slats offer thermal AND acoustic insulation

Increased strength in comparison to single-skin steel roller doors

Convenient and easy to use, with electric and manual operation available


Non-insulated and insulated roller door slats

SeceuroGlide insulated roller garage door in Pigeon Blue

Although steel single-skin roller doors have individual benefits for particular applications, double skinned aluminium roller garage doors are the best option for insulation and security due to the increased thickness of the curtain slats.

There are many different specifications of double skin slats used for roller garage doors and you do need to make sure you always have a minimum specification and preferably try to use the 77mm slats if possible. We can offer 100mm insulated slats which have a special design to enable a thermal break and offer a tested U value when the door is closed fully.

For the best weather proofing and neat and tidy installation we recommend you always have any aluminium roller garage door with the full hood cover included to hide the roll and also provide more protection against high winds and general dust and dirt.


Non-insulated and High Security 

Our top of the range and certified high security roller garage door is in fact not insulated at all and is a special extruded aluminium slat construction using a variable slat size to offer the very smallest coil size for a roller garage door at just 165mm x 165mm.

This roller door was developed initially for being a storm proof door for use in the Southern states of the USA but came round to Europe and ended up with the same properties still, but also gaining a security certification from a third party testing house in the UK.

This is an exceptional door and ideal for anyone wanting security as their primary feature on the door but with the knowledge it will also withstand a full on storm with a tested wind load rating of 5 - equivalent to 114 mph winds!! This rating is good for a door up to 6000mm wide!

The small coil size also gives the chance to fit this door underneath a lintel or ceiling and still maximise the clear opening height.

Remote control electrically operated and with all the safety detection features already built in this is a roller door for the most demanding environments offering proper security too.

No Security or Insulation?

If security is not an issue and you don’t have exposure to winds at all and you also have plenty of headroom and are not bothered about insulation we also offer the very basic Gliderol Series A and AA steel continuous curtain roller garage door. It is literally a large sheet of roll formed steel rolling itself around a drum and using side channels and a fully exposed curtain when roller up fully. It has been on the UK market for years, originally from Australia where it is still sold in large numbers. Manual or electric this does offer a good and basic method of closing off an opening with the benefits of a roller door.. Don't expect anything apart from a door curtain closing off an opening and nothing else.



Insulated Roller Garage Doors

Materials & Construction

Insulated roller doors are constructed with twin walled, maintenance free aluminium slats, and are insulated with CFC-free foam to maximise energy efficiency in your garage.

All exposed components are made from corrosion resistant aluminium that are then factory coated to a high standard, giving you a maintenance free door which will look as good as new for years to come.

Unlike the lower priced single skin steel roller shutters, individual aluminium slats can be replaced if damaged, are much quieter in operation and are also quieter when the door is closed in high winds. Many manufacturers now offer a smaller aluminium slat to give a smaller coil, therefore requiring less headroom internally; these will not insulate as well as the more commonly used 77mm x 20mm slat, as shown in the image to the left.

With exceptionally durable construction, backed up by a comprehensive 2 - 5 year guarantee on all manufactured parts, an Insulated Roller Garage Door is a sound investment for your home. Reliable and robust, insulated roller doors offer secure protection for yourself, your car and your home. Exceptionally strong aluminium slats lock into position to repel attack or attempted break-in, whilst remote controlled operation further increases security.

Remote Control Automation

Insulated, aluminium roller doors with automated electric operation

Electric Roller Doors are generally supplied with two mini keyfob transmitters. Each uses secure, state-of-the-art rolling code technology with millions of possible combinations, and allows you to operate and lock the garage door remotely. An integral courtesy light built into the control panel automatically illuminates the garage interior for convenience and safety.

All automatic Roller Garage Doors are equipped with an intelligent safety bottom edge detector, with optional infra red photocells for extra safety usually if the door is near a public highway or pathway. These systems will immediately stop the operation of the door if an obstruction in its path is detected, thereby preventing injury or damage. The infra red safety beams should not be the only safety device on a roller door unless it uses a 'hold to run' logic with the static or remote controls.

The luxury and convenience of Remote Controlled Operation in most insulated roller doors allows you to open, close and lock your roller garage door from the comfort and safety of your vehicle. 

Space and Energy Saving

With an insulated Roller Garage Door your garage can provide valuable additional space as a workshop, hobby or utility room. Twin-walled, maintenance free aluminium slats are insulated with CFC-free foam for increased energy conservation, reduced heat loss and improved sound proofing. Like all vertically operating garage doors, they are not restricted to usage by the shape of the garage opening, and therefore have a far greater variation of applications than up and over garage doors. Brush seals provide superior draught proofing and whisper quiet operation, whilst a bottom weatherseal helps prevent dust and debris from blowing into the garage.

The most space can be gained inside a garage by installing a roller shutter externally, and with the aluminium insulated roller shutter this is very easy as the design allows a fully enclosed aluminium hood to be fitted, enclosing the coil and resulting in a more finished visual appearance. 

The example door above shows all components neatly powdercoated in a black paint finish and a discreet hood cover to produce a neat overall look. With the door fitted externally the width, height and length of the garage is optimised for maximum usage internally.

Insulated Roller Doors for all Budgets

Roller doors can be fitted in various types of applications, on openings of many shapes and sizes

There are an increasing number of lower-specification, insulated roller garage doors available on the UK market now, offering a no frills system with basic remote controls, no internal lighting, non-painted guides and lower levels of security add ons.

These still offer excellent packages for a roller door product far superior than lower priced steel shutters, or even basic up and over garage doors.


The Garage Door Centre supplies insulated roller garage doors constructed from aluminum foam filled lath from the following market leading UK based companies. Make sure that, whichever manufacturer you may be looking at, has a fully compliant safety detection system, and will be properly CE marked on installation. There are currently far too many roller garage doors being offered which are not safe, reliable, or even suitable for any long term use.

Click the logos below to find out more about the manufacturer's available roller doors.

Hormann roller garage doorsGliderol garage doors and electric operatorsSWS Seceuroglide roller garage doors

We can provide prices for supply only or installation if required throughout the UK, and do have many other manufactures for more specialised applications when required.

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