Garage Doors

There are more! – types of garage doors

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 5:58 pm

We have already discussed 3 types of garage doors in our previous post but we’re afraid there are more! Along with custom made doors there are 2 main types that we have yet to discuss – sectional and round the corner:

  • Sectional Garage doors offer a higher level of security. They can be made of thicker/stronger/more resistant materials and can be insulated. They are similar to roller doors, by how they operate. They are pulled up into the roof of the garage by vertical tracks, but instead of curling up into a roll they follow the roof. These types of doors can even be made from wood as they are made up of horizontal panels. These types can be converted to remote control use.
  • Round the corner are also able to be made from wood, in-fact they usually are constructed from timber panels. However, you can purchase them in other materials, namely metals like aluminium and steel. You can have 1 door, that crosses your entire garage, or you can select two (called bi-parting) which meet in the middle. They are pulled aside and the panels curve around the wall(s) and into the garage. They can be either remote or manually operated.

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Types of garage doors

Posted on July 20, 2014 at 10:12 pm

There are several types of garage doors and mechanisms: Sectional, Roller, Round the Corner, Side Hinged and others. Electrically operated doors tend to be more expensive, and the garage door as a whole becomes cheaper or more expensive when you add the type of door material be it metal or wood or PVC etc.
A Canopy up and over operating system is quite simple and works by having cables lift the door.  You can recognise this because when the door is open, about one third of the door protrudes out, hence canopy.
The retractable up and over is similar to the canopy, however the side mounted arms can restrict your drive through space, so be cautious of this. The side mounted arms lift and carry the weight because of tension springs.
A compromise is the Retractable PLUS up and over. This is just like the previous operating system, however, the lifting arms are positioned higher up in the frame so as not to interfere and reduce the drive through space.

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Options – when it comes to roller garage doors

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 3:19 pm

When it comes to garage doors, there are many, many options. Electric doors have been on the rise since the 90’s and so the selection is continuously growing.

Roller shutter types come as insulated or non-insulated. You also have sectional doors which work in a similar way which also have the two options.

You will have many choices of materials to choose from; this is very much dependent on your budget. If this is not an issue, then you should be able to find a material, or colour to suit your required size and function and to suit the exterior design of your home.

Roller and sectional garage doors work in a similar way, you can chose for these to roll up electronically or manually, this decision is up to you.

SECEUROGLIDE have been used for roller garage door in the UK for many years and are still the market leader in this field. They offer high levels of security and great levels of thermal efficiency.

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