Garage Rollers

Other Types of Garage Doors

There are four main types of garage doors to choose from and they usually swing up, roll up, swing out or slide to the side. The type of garage door that you choose will largely depend on your individual needs such as the size of your vehicle and the amount of space you have in your garage. Here is an overview of the different types of garage doors.

Sectional Garage Doors

This is the most common type of garage door in the United Kingdom, largely because it offers a high level of security as well as insulated options. One of the main advantages of this type of door is that the door is split horizontally into four panels that allow it to fold up rather than swinging out. This provides extra room to drive a vehicle through without losing garage space.

Canopy Up and Over

With this type of garage door around a third of the door projects out of the frae work to form a sort of canopy when the door opens. This canopy does not take up a lot of room and a vehicle can easily drive underneath it. Canopy doors and quick and easy to install and can be opened and closed by remote control if desired.

Retractable Up and Over

This type of garage door has become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly because it is very reliable and easy to convert to remote control operation. The door does not use cables as side mounted lifting arms that feature special tension springs are used to open the door panel. The only down side with this type of door is that the amount of space available for a vehicle to drive through is reduced slightly because of the side lifting arms.

Retractable Plus Up and Over

This innovative type of garage door is the same as the retractable up and over, with the exception that the lifting arms are positioned slightly higher on the frame and door panel to provide extra room for owners to drive their vehicles through. This is a good option for people who have particularly large or wide vehicles, although this will not be beneficial if the wing mirrors are set particularly high on the vehicle.