Deciding which type of garage door is right for you

When it comes to choosing a new garage door, there are now so many different options available to you, it can be difficult understanding the exact differences of each one and each of their pros and cons. But after reading this article, finding your perfect garage door solution will be much clearer!

Roller Garage Doors

For those that are concerned about space or just simply want a garage door that is compact and discreet, a roller garage door is the ideal option.


They can be installed into a range of garage openings of different shapes and sizes, have devices added for extra security, and offer effective insulation.


The design for this type of door is limited to horizontal lines. However, you can still choose between a selection of colours, and synthetic woods such as laminate mahogany and rosewood can give a natural look.

For more information on the range of roller garage doors that we install, such as Hormann and Garador, and how our garage door fitters can professionally fit them, give us a call.


Up and Over Garage Doors

An up and over door is a single panel that swings on hinges. They provide excellent security and are straightforward to use.


As well as security and simplicity, they come in a range of materials (wood, for example) and designs, are adaptable for automation and can fit any sized garage.


The door swings outwards, meaning you will need a clear space of around seven feet in front of it for a safe opening.


Sectional Garage Doors

Sectional garage doors open vertically and slide into the top of the garage space. As the name suggests, they are constructed in sections.


With single or double-skin sectional panels, these type of garage doors can be extremely secure and provide excellent insulation. They are also ideal for tight spaces.


Sectional doors are limited to square and horizontally ribbed panels and will take up the storage space of a garage ceiling.


Side Hinged Garage Doors

Side hinged doors open up like double doors and are ideal for a traditional and personal look.


They provide easy access, which is optimal for garages that are used regularly.


Side hinged doors are slightly more expensive and have a restricted width.


Automated Garage Doors

Automated doors can be remotely opened for convenience, and most types of garage doors are able to be installed or upgraded in this way.


An automated garage door can provide a quicker entrance and exit to your garage without even having to get out of your car, which improves safety and security.


Automatic features are more costly and will sometimes require maintenance to prevent breakdowns.


If you require further information about any of the garage door types discussed above, feel free to give our team a call and we’ll be happy to help!