The Different Types of Garage Doors

The Different Types of Garage Doors

There are four types of garage doors out on the market, each of these four have various other forms and different looks but mainly there are four types.

1. Roller Garage Doors

These doors roll up and are ideal for those with short drive ways who are limited for space as they do not swing outwards but roll up around a drum above the opening. Usually these types of doors are automated. This is a great feature as you do not have to leave your car, with the push of a button the garage door will open. This is convenient for the elderly and during bad weather.

2. Up-over garage doors:

These doors are generally the most common. These doors swing out and then up hanging overhead in the garage. The disadvantage of these doors is for those with limited drive-way space. The up-over garage doors do not allow for the car to be parked to close while the garage door is opening. Commonly these doors are manual not automated.

3.Sectional Garage doors:

These doors are sectional allowing for better optimizing of space. For those with limited drive-way space this is a great alternative. The door does not swing outwards but is pulled up-wards therefore allowing for the car to be parked closer to the door.

4. Swing Hung:

This is the traditional garage door. It is a hinged door and opens outward. This is not recommended for those that have a limited drive-way space as this door requires much room when opened.

When deciding on which garage door is best for you remember to consider the size, length and type of drive way. Also deciding whether you would like automated or non-automated. Most of these doors are easily installed but keep in mind that when dealing with an automated garage door more work and electrical work may be involved.