What Are the Different Types of New Garage Doors?


The best approach to improve the appeal of your home's exterior is to install a new garage door. If you want to replace the door on your property, here are some of the numerous types of garage doors you can choose from.


Sectional Garage Doors

The most common type of overhead garage door today is a sectional door. Sectional garage doors usually feature four or five horizontal panels that are hinged together. This allows the door to bend and roll along a curved track when it opens and closes.


Sectional doors can fit any shape of the garage opening. Since they are suspended under the ceiling when opened, they allow more space inside for either maneuvering or parking. Sectional garage doors come in different types of styles and colors to complement the design of your house. 


Single Panel Garage Doors

This once-popular type of garage door is also called tilt-up or up-and-over door. It comprises a single solid panel that uses a pivoting hinge mechanism to tilt up and swing outward when it opens and closes.


Due to fewer moving parts, single panel doors are less expensive to install, maintain, and repair. Sectional garage doors are available in a variety of styles. They are substantially lighter than sectional doors, making them far easier to open manually.


Roll-Up Garage Doors

This type of garage door has a metal curtain of 2"-3" strong steel or aluminum slats that roll up and tuck in a drum at the top of the door assembly. Roll-up garage doors are commonly utilized in commercial applications such as retail stores, self-storage facilities, and parking lots.


Roll-up doors come in a range of high-performance materials. They do not have tracks, wheels, hinges, or cables. As a result, fewer garage door repairs and garage door maintenance are required. It also takes up very little room because it is not attached to the ceiling.


Side-Sliding Garage Doors

Like sectional doors, this type also uses hinged panels and specially-designed trolleys and guiding rails. An aluminum top rail suspends the door panels vertically, so they slide vertically instead of horizontally. 


Sliding garage doors come in a variety of configurations and modifications, including a pair of bi-parting doors. They also have quieter motors than traditional garage doors. 


Side-Hinged Garage Doors

Side-hinged garage doors also called ‘side opening’ or ‘swing' garage doors, are a traditional style that hinges on the sides of the garage opening and almost always open outwards. 


Side-hinged garage doors are perfect when the garage is shared by both vehicles and pedestrians. They are a possible option for garages with limited headroom and side room. These doors are now available in a variety of materials, sizes, and door panel split options.


Up and Over Retractable Garage Doors

This type uses a single panel attached to the frame by two rolling wheels on each side and a folding arm on either side of the door. To open the door, the panel is raised and then tilted to lay flat above your head.


This type is one of the most popular garage doors because of its basic design and ease of usage. When compared to other garage door solutions, up and over garage doors are usually less expensive. They can also be automated and remote-controlled.


The garage door is an essential feature of your home that should be kept in good working order. When something goes wrong with your garage door, call us at Titan Garage Doors NE. We serve the greater Omaha area and Council Bluffs Iowa. We offer 24/7 emergency garage door repair services to take care of whatever needs fixing on your garage door.


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