Types of Garage Doors - The difference between garage door types


Up and Over garage doors

 

Canopy - Up and Over garage doors

Canopy Garage Doors Canopy garage doors are the most common type of garage door.

Benefits:

No horizontal tracks inside garage

Full drive through width

Lowest Priced option

1/3rd of the door swings out of the garage whilst the door is opening coming to rest in the top of the opening with that 1/3rd of the door outside the garage and the remaining 2/3rds inside. Benefits No tracks in the garage Full drive through clearance Lowest price option

Available in:

Galvanised steel

Timber

GRP

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Example of door panel

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Retractable - Up and Over garage doors

Retractable doors use both horizontal tracks in the top of the garage and arms from the frame to the door, to allow the door to swing out of the garage then come to rest with all the door laid horizontally in the top of the garage. This does slightly reduce the drive through size in comparision to a canopy door.

Benefits

Very reliable

Easy to operate

Can be automated at later date


Available in:

Steel

GRP

Timber

Various designs available click here to view

 

Example of door panel

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Sectional Garage Doors


Sectional garage doors open vertically under the garage ceiling with minimal impact on the drive through clearance of your opening, leaving you the maximum drive through width available.


Available in:

Steel

Timber

Benefits:

Weatherproof by use of full perimeter rubber seals, which  seals help keep wind, rain, snow and leaves from entering your garage through the gaps around a conventional door.

Insulated options - keeping valuable heat inside your property in the colder months, and helps keep some of the heat out in the summer.


Vertical opening means you can park right up to the door both inside and outside the garage, extending the useable space on your drive and in your garage. Ideally suited to Automation Limitations Slightly more expensive, although you do get a more sophisticated door

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Roller Garage Doors


Roller doors are, as the name suggests, a door that is rolled up and stored above the opening. Opening and closing vertically, these doors increase the usable space both inside and outside the garage, and have no tracks inthe top off the garage.



There are 2 main types of Roller Garage Door 

Single skinned, continuous steel curtain , plastisol coated or paint finish

Aluminium insulated paint finish
 

Available in :

Galvanised steel with plastisol coating

Aluminium insulated with poweder coat paint finish

Benefits:

No tracks in the garage

Very secure

Full drive through clearance

Made to measure

Vertical opening and closing

Various designs available click here to view