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How To Choose The Right Garage Door For Your Home

If you are looking for a new garage door it can be quite intimidating to get all of your information that is required in order to make the correct and informed decision on which garage door is right for you and your home. We have put together a quick guide to help you understand the different types of garage doors and what benefits each of the models have.

Up & Over Garage Doors

The up & over garage door is one of the most recognisable in the UK and does exactly what it says on the tin. It goes up and over into the garage opening in one piece. It is a very popular design and achieves the basic purpose of a garage door. It generally is the easiest type of garage door to buy and install.

The benefits of up and over garage doors are that they are generally the easiest and are delivered as one piece. They can come manually or electric, the choice is completely yours. Tese garage doors are reliable, waterproof and come in a huge number of designs, colours and materials.


This garage door is slightly more complex. These garage doors are built in panel sections which open and slide upwards, then curve back into the garage on horizontal rails. This style is perfect for automation and is great for space saving. They offer great levels of insulation and security can be achieved with sectional garage doors which might not be with others.

The benefits include fantastic security, strength, impressive insulation qualities. They are also great for short driveways and are extremely stylish and well engineered. You can also install double glazed windows to add some style points.

Side Hinged

Side Hinged Doors are a timeless option for a garage door and are perfect for garages that require regular pedestrian access. These garage doors are very well insulated, provide proper security and are very easy to operate.

The benefits allow quick access for pedestrian use, they are stylish and come in a range of different materials. The garage doors are low maintenance, are easy to operate and can come in automation too.


Roller garage doors open vertically and curl up into a roll above the opening. This style is perfect for installations with limited headroom, but not sacrificing on security and installation. This roller door is diverse and can be fitted inside, outside and inbetween.

These garage doors are easy to operate and are easily installed, they have strong security properties and can come automated and manual. Roller garage doors are insulated very well and have a stated U value. Finally, they are space saving and perfect for small or obstructed garages.

Round The Corner

Round the corner garage doors act like a cross between a sectional and a roller, sliding off to one side and along an inside wall. These garage doors are great for pedestrian access and are perfect for wider than average garage doors. These garage doors are easily maintained, are suited to large openings and are perfect when there is limited room.

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