Which Garage Door is Best?

Your garage door is designed to not only provide security to your home but also to increase the kerb appeal while continuing to be easy to use. The type of door you choose will play a huge role in this, however, there are so many options to choose from that it can be a bit overwhelming, this post should help give you a better idea of which door is best for you.

Up & Over

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This one of the most common garage doors. It is pretty self-explanatory. You lift it up from the bottom, it then sticks out slightly to create a canopy shape before sliding inside the garage on the ceiling. Just make sure to leave some room out the front for when it comes out forward.

Pros

  • Simple design
  • Cheaper option
  • Can be automated

Cons

  • Nothing can be put in front of it
  • Lack of ceiling space (although you do get more floor space)

Sectional 

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Sectional garage doors work to optimise space both in front and behind the door. Rather than moving out and up like an up and over garage door, sectional doors are made of panels which move up and then back individually meaning it won’t need to go out to do this.

Pros 

  • Maximises floor space 
  • Quiet
  • Can be automated

Cons

  • Lack of ceiling space (although you do get more floor space)
  • More parts to it (more to go wrong)
  • A more expensive option

Roller 

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Like a sectional garage door, this garage door opens in the same way however, this one is made of a lot more parts so it rolls above the opening rather than having internal tracks.

Pros

  • Can be automated
  • Maximises space inside and out 

Cons

  • Can come cheap but won’t be good quality, better to get a high-quality one

Side Hinged

Side hinges doors are very self-explanatory as they open as a regular door would. They usually come as a pair of double doors so it is big enough to get the car in and out. These are especially handy if you don’t use the garage for a car as it is easy to access to just walk in and out of.

Pros

  • Easy to access on foot
  • Minimal noise
  • Ideal for garages that lack headroom

Cons

  • More difficult to make automatic
  • Need to leave room outside to open the doors

Contacts Us

If you are looking for a new garage door, we supply a range of doors in a variety of styles, colours and materials. Call us today on 01344 750530 to learn more or you can fill out our online contact form.