Different types of garage doors

Garage are one of the most vital parts of a house, as it is the place used by us to store our vehicles, hardwood tools as well as other miscellaneous items. When it comes to the garage, the most important, rather significant part of the garage is the garage door. It is the garage door which dictates the look of the garage as well as the functionality and safety.

If you are looking for a garage door, then you will be delighted that there are various types of garage doors available in the market, catering to different purposes and needs. It is recommended that you should know the varied types available so that a wise selection can be made. Below are the different types of garage doors you may select from –

Roller garage doors – roller garage doors are an ideal option for garages with space problem or houses with short and narrow driveways. The doors are made of narrow strips of aluminum that wrap around a drum positioned above the opening of the door. These garage doors do not have any overhang, swing or reduction in width. The operation of these doors is generally controlled with the help of a remote control. This simply means that you need not leave your car to open the garage door.

Sectional doors – Sectional garage doors are segmented into large subdivisions along the breadth of the door. The sections of the door open upward into the ceiling space of the garage. As the door stays within the frame, the size of the driveway, whether small or big is of no relevance.

Up and over garage doors – as the name implies, up and over garage doors are those doors that first swing towards the driveway and then move up. Once the door is completely open, it is aligned to the ceiling of the garage. However, these doors need some space for their opening and swinging. Henceforth, they are only suitable for garages with long driveways and not short driveways.

Swing hung garage doors – swing hung garage doors are very much similar to the traditional doors that are hinged to the opening of the door.  Needless to be mentioned but these doors require space in front of the garage so that the door can be opened easily. Therefore, these are not recommended for narrow or short driveways.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on March 17th, 2011


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