The Various Types of Garage Doors

A garage is by far one of the most important parts to any home, since it is the designated area used to store cars, tools, as well as other items. The most vital part to any garage is its door. It is the garage door that not only gives the garage its look but also give the garage functionality in addition to safety.

If you’re shopping around for a new garage door, then you’d probably be happy to know that there are many different types of garage doors available. These types of doors cater to people’s different needs. It is strongly recommended that prior to purchase, that a homeowner know the various types of garage doors available to them so that a proper selection can be made. Listed below are the different types of garage doors available:

Roller garage doors – these types of garage doors are the perfect option for garages that have issues with space or houses with short and narrow driveways. Made of narrow strips of aluminum, these types of doors wrap around a drum that is positioned above the opening of the door. These types of garage doors have no overhang, swing or reduction in width. Generally a remote control is used to operate these doors which basically means that you do not need to leave your car in order to open your garage door.

Sectional doors – this particular type of garage door is segmented into large subdivisions along the breadth of the door. The door opens upward into the ceiling space inside the garage. The great thing about these types of garage door is, they’re perfect for large and small doors.

Up and over garage doors – this type of garage doors first swings open towards the driveway then is moved up. Once the door is totally open it is parallel to ceiling of the garage. The drawback to this type of door however is that space is needed for opening and swinging the door, making it really only suitable for garages with long driveways.

Swing hung garage doors – swing hung garage doors are similar to the standard doors that are hinged. Needless to say, these types of doors require space in front of the garage so that they may be opened easily. They are also not recommended for narrow driveways.