garage doors

How to choose the best garage doors for your home

Replacing your old garage door is an easy way to improve the appearance, and therefore the curb appeal of your home. 

There are several different types of garage doors to choose from, so let’s explore the different types of garage doors to help you decide which one is right for your home. 

Different types of garage doors

Canopy opening doors are perhaps the most common type of garage door. They get their name from their functionality, with the panel protruding about a third forward of the sub frame to form a canopy when opened. Their benefits include being easy to install, and providing the largest drive-through width once open. We supply canopy doors in steel, timber, or GRP in a huge choice of designs, colours and finishes

Retractable opening garage doors are doors which retract fully into the garage when open. Their drive through width is slightly less than the canopy opening doors, however they are still available in a huge variety of designs, colours and finishes. If you are looking to making your garage door electric, this is the easiest option. 

Sectional opening garage doors open and close in separated individual panel sections, operating vertically without any outward swing. This makes them ideal for any type and shape of garage and driveways including short drives.

Side-hinged garage doors open outwards, meaning that they require space to open outwards onto the driveway, however they do not take up any space inside your garage. The lack of mechanical components make them easy to maintain, and they can be operated manually or automated. 

Roller shutter garage doors are a popular choice because of their vertical operation and lack of internal tracking into your garage. This makes them very neat and space efficient. Roller shutter garage doors are automated as standard but can be manually operated. 

In conclusion, it is important to consider the space you have available both inside your garage and on your driveway when choosing which style of garage doors is right for your home.