Which Garage Door?
If you're looking for a new garage door, it can be quite daunting to get your head around all of the information that is required in order to make an informed decision. This quick guide is here to help you understand the different types of garage doors, and why more than one kind exists in the first place.
Each category contains a link to further information on that particular type of door. If you have any further questions that aren't covered here, please contact us by email or telephone (01926 463888).
Up & Over
The most recognisable door style, this tried and tested one piece panel design does exactly what it suggests; it goes up and over into the garage opening in one piece. Vastly popular for a reason, the Up and Over easily achieves the purpose of a Garage Door. It is generally the easiest type of garage door to install.
- Generally the cheapest style due to its simplicity
- Reliable, tried and tested design
- Provide weatherproofing
- Huge choice of design, colour and material
- Two choices of opening mechanism
A slightly more complex door mechanism, these doors are built in panel sections that open and slide upwards, and then curve back into the garage on horizontal rails. Perfect for automation, these doors offer a space saving alternative to Up and Overs. Great levels of insulation and security can be achieved with the sectional door.
- Fantastic security and strength
- Impressive insulation qualities
- Great for short driveways or garages
- Stylish and well engineered
- Vertical Opening - Park right up against the door
- Available in very large dimensions for bigger garages
Opening like traditional double doors, Side Hinged Doors are a timeless option for a garage door, and are perfect for garages that require regular pedestrian access.
- Allows quick access for pedestrian use
- Stylish, traditional appearance
- Available in a range of materials
- Good insulation available for garage
- Easily installed
- Low maintenance, easy operation
- Automation optional
Roller Doors open vertically, but rather than going back into the space like Up and Over or sectionals, these doors curl up into a roll above the opening. Suited for installations with limited headroom, but not sacrificing on security and insulation. The roller door is the most diverse as it can be fitted inside, inbetween and outside the garage opening.
- Vertical opening
- Easy installation
- Strong security properties
- Suited to automation or manual operation
- Good insulation qualities
- Space saving, perfect for small or obstructed garages
No bonuses for guessing where this door goes. A Round-the-Corner Door acts like a cross between a sectional and a roller, sliding off to one side and along an inside wall. Great for easy pedestrian access and partial opening. Available in wider than average sizes and require very little headroom.
- Horizontal opening
- Even weight distribution for smooth easy opening
- Partial opening for easy pedestrian access
- Suited to large openings
- Easily maintained