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The Rising Cost of Garage Doors

Many garage door manufacturers have already increased their prices this year.  It is obvious to expect the same from other manufacturers but we should all be prepared for further increases on top of that.

As the greedy mining and oil giants continue to push up prices of raw materials in turn the steel companies must pass this on to our garage door manufacturers.  Garage Door Systems after one price increase this year are already warning that another may be soon to come.

Whilst these price increases don’t mean that the recovery within our industry is going to grind to a halt, it’s fair to say that this combined with the coalition cuts in the public sector and the threat to pensions that BP has caused will not help our businesses.

  1. Les
    June 21, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Unfortunatly you are also missing a major point. Sterling against the Euro has been at an all time low for a considerable time. As the majority of both finished products and components are imported from Europe the pricing [driven by competition] has been significantly supported by as much as 25%. In many cases this has been absorbed by UK companies that buy in Euro and sell in Sterling.
    With the decline in overall sales coupled with the decline in the number of competitors it is inevitable that prices will rise and in the longer term suppliers will be looking to recover the support given during the past three years by greater than inflation price rises.
    We have already seen how market conditions can drive even respected suppliers who do not have the financial resources to withstand the turmoil out of business.
    Those who have survived and cut every possible cost out of their production have nowhere else to go other than to raise prics – or also go out of business. A situation that would not in any way benfit the overall Garage Door Industry at any level!!.

  2. September 1, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Could see this happening. Steel prices are getting stupidly high, I’ve had to look into other materials

  3. November 5, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    And rising VAT soon, amazing how they expect the UK to recover when every single cost is passed to the consumer.

  4. November 10, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Rising cost of steel is an on-going concern in the industry.

  5. Mark Finch
    April 25, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Oh yes steel has gone up. So why is it that developers are still buying doors for little over £100, and how can you buy and install a roller door in Ireland for £250.

    Seems that some people are selling doors at less than cost. Have no lessons from Caradale and Hendersons shady dealings been learned. OR ARE WE STILL PAYING TOO MUCH?

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