Finding a new garage door can be a very daunting process. It can be difficult to get your head around all the available information. The good news is that you’ve come to the right place as Mastertech Doors are specialists in garage door installations. Our experience and expertise in delivering quality work in the Gold Coast and Brisbane areas make us the preferred choice for the locals to get their garages fixed with new doors.
In this guide, we’ll look at the different garage door designs and their pros. So, lets begin!
Up and Over
This has got to be the most recognisable door style in many locations. It’s a tried and tested one piece panel that does exactly what it says – it goes up and over. The Up and Over design nicely achieves the basic purpose of the Garage Door. It is also one of the easiest garage doors to install. Most of these gate doors come in one piece, ready to be installed. These can be used as manual or electric doors and they provide strong weather proofing. Since it is one of the most common styles of gate doors, they come in all types of materials and colours, offering you good variety.
Compared to Up and Away, Sectional garage doors have a more complex mechanism. These doors are designed in panel sections that slide upwards and move back into the garage. These gates have a compact way of functioning and are very good space savers. Sectional doors offer solid insulation and security and are far more durable doors in the long term than roller garage doors. So if you have a short driveway then this can be perfect for you. They are also available for extremely large garages.
If your garage door requires regular access to pedestrians then a side hinged or swing design can be ideal for you. These traditional double wing doors are a timeless option and also come in double skinned insulation, providing good security and insulation. It can be a good option is the garage is not mainly used for a car. They look stylish and come in a variety of different materials, including hardwood and softwood timber and steel. Because of their easy operation, they are easy to maintain.
Roller doors do go up vertically like Up and Over doors, however, instead of going back, they just curl up into a roll right above the opening. These doors are ideal for installation in garages with limited headroom. I feel these are the most diverse types of gates as they can be fitted inside, outside as well as in between the garage openings. The installation is usually very easy and they come with solid locking mechanisms. Similar to Sectional doors, they are a good space saver.
Round the Corner
Round the corner doors act as a cross between roller and sectional doors. They slide off to one side and inside a wall. Because of their mechanism, they are good for partial opening and easy pedestrian access. They require little headroom and come in a wide variety of sizes. Because the weight is evenly distributed, they have a rather smooth and easy opening. They are also very easy to maintain.
I hope this gives you an idea of the different garage door options and what might work for you. Contact Mastertech Doors today to discuss your next garage door project.