What are the different types of garage doors?

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If you are in the market for a garage door replacement or upgrade, you might be surprised at just how many different types there are choose from. The difficulty is that each of them has their own specific benefits, but it could be that they are not suitable for the space you have available.

In the following post, we will outline the different types of garage door for you.

Roller Sutter Garage Doors

Roller garage doors are best suited to narrow driveways and smaller spaces. They are normally made from insulated and rust-resistant aluminium and lift in a vertical direction before rolling inside a box located at the top of the frame. There are inserts made from foam between each of the door’s slats that make sure your garage is dry and warm.

Up and Over

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You will be able to find the up and over door available in both retractable and canopy gear versions. These particular doors are spring-loaded and have a canopy effect created by one-third of the door staying on the outside even when it is fully open. Retractable versions, on the other hand, are designed to slide completely into the garage. This kind of garage door can be opened and closed manually or electronically.

Sectional Garage Doors

Sectional garage doors are becoming more and more popular these days as they offer a durable, practical and incredibly insulated solution. They feature panels that rise upwards and then retract into the garage either on the ceiling or wall tracks. Because sectional doors rise upwards, you do not lose any driveway space.

Side Hinged

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Do you use your garage as more of an additional room than a place to store your car safely? If so, a side hinged door might be ideal for you. These are perfect for anyone who uses their garage often, and work in very much the same way as a normal door – they open outwards to provide you with as much usable space as possible. You can have them hung on non-symmetrical and symmetrical hinges, but either way, you will have a door that opens relatively easy.

These kinds of doors suit garages that have design-based obstructions which mean you can’t install a traditional garage door.

Side Sliding Garage Doors

Side sliding garage doors provide you with a large amount of space, and an easy way to access this part of your property. Thanks to the way they are designed and function, the amount of roof space you have on your garage is not restricted, meaning you can use it for storage.

Side Door Garage Doors

Although these are not used as the main front door to a garage, they are ideal if you use your garage often for storage, DIY, or in another way other than just storing your car. They are therefore ideal as an additional door and can be installed either at the side or the rear of the garage.

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