If you are looking to buy a new garage door, then you have an important decision to make. The garage door types are as varied as their potential owners, offering solutions to certain space restrictions, desirable convenience, weather tightness, and different degrees of access speed.
Here our guide covers the features and benefits of roller, electric, up and over, side hinged, automatic, and sectional garage doors to help you make the right buying decision.
Roller Garage Doors
Roller garage doors open upwards and roll into a housing, leaving the roof space free, possibly for storage or lighting. Installation is quick and easy, but insulation may not be as good as other door types due to the small housing into which the door retracts. Still, security levels are good, and you can choose almost any colour imaginable.
Electric Garage Doors
Electric garage doors cover any type that is opened with an electric motor. These include all the types discussed here and can be part of novel designs, such as side sliding and bi-folding garage doors.
Up And Over Garage Doors
Up and over garage doors are a feature of millions of premises across the UK, offering affordability and a quick installation. The door opens and forms a canopy or retracts fully into the roof space. They can be manually operated or fitted with an automatic mechanism.
Side Hinged Garage Doors
Side-hinged garage doors open in the middle and give excellent versatility when being accessed by pedestrians and cyclists. In addition, they can recreate the beauty of traditional doors blending in with period properties or farmhouses. Still, modern materials and manufacturing techniques give you all the advantages of newer types, including automation, insulation, durability, and security.
Automatic Garage Doors
Automatic garage doors include those mentioned here and add the convenience of opening them with a remote control from the comfort of inside your home or vehicle. You can say goodbye to getting wet or frozen during the winter and keep out of the heat during the summer.
Sectional Garage Doors
Sectional garage doors are made using just a few panels that slide upwards and into the roof space. They are usually automated and provided with one or two remotes. This type of garage door offers excellent security and U-values, making them an ideal choice for garages that are connected or integrally part of your home.
A sectional garage door does not protrude as it opens. This means that you can park your car right up to it, maximising your available driveway space, which is an essential consideration for multi-car families. They also come in extended widths of up to eight metres and can be fitted with double glazed windows. This door type is considered more durable than roller doors and offers modern looks, durability, and high performance.
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