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    Garage doors

    One of the reasons that I'm over budget on my house (and way over the completion date) is that I'm having a garagae/car park built next to the house (but on the side away from the street, so the garage will be out of sight, for the most part, unless you are inside the grounds of my house). I'll mainly use the car park for the pickup and motorcycles and, hopefully, use the garage to store things that I plan on shipping to the U.S. for sale (but I may use the garage for the pickup when it is empty). I'll also use the garage for storing gardening equipment and some things from the house (not much storage space in the house). My question is about the door to the garage. The garage will be made out of cinderblocks, with no windows but the last row of cinderblocks next to the roof will have pre-made holes in them for air circulation (and so its not hotter than hell inside). I can put the metal door that you can pull up or down and thats what I'm leaning towards installing (probably not the motorized ones). Are there any negative aspects to having this type of door? Is one brand better than another? Thanks in advance for any replys!

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    I think the roller shutter is the most common, easiest and cheapest option, as nearly every shop-house has one.

    I would think a 'normal' garage door whould be quite expensive here as only crazy farangs and rich Thais have them.

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    I agree, go for a roller shutter door.

    Try and keep it shaded though or the metal will get hot and heat up the garage.

    BTW the motorised ones are not that expensive.

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    Marmers summed it up, its the only kind you are gonna get here. Not beautiful but functional.

    Say Marmers, did your place come with the door, or is that an add on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    Say Marmers, did your place come with the door, or is that an add on?
    What door?

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    The frigging rolling metal door on the front of your shophouse.

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    It came as standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    I agree, go for a roller shutter door.

    Try and keep it shaded though or the metal will get hot and heat up the garage.

    BTW the motorised ones are not that expensive.
    I fought this issue also, but eventually commonsense prevailed. This is the way to go.

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    Unpainted, they aren't the most beautiful doors that i've ever seen but, unless they come with paint baked on, I'd not paint an unfinished metal door as the paint doesn't stick very well to it. I told the contractor not to add any power to the building, if that would save a considerable amount of money. If there is going to be a light inside (i do hae a DeWalt light, so I will be able to see things at nite), I'll look into a motorized one. They should be starting the builing by the end of this week so they won't be far along by the time I get bck to C.M. on the 27th.

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    Shutters take a day to fit

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    ^^ not having electricity to your garage might save you 1000 baht!

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    It not really the money that it would cost for either the doors or the amount of electricity it would cost to run it. If it saved me the cost of an electrician, I was not going to have any eletricity in the garage. If the contractor goes ahead and does it anyway, I'd probably have one light, one plug in outlet and a motorized garage door. My problem is my wishes sometimes get lost in translation. It would be nice to have a bench set up in the garage, where I could work on furniture, or other things that I might use around the house or ship to the U.S. I imagine that there will be a few surprises when I return on site on 28 November.

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