garage door types

Types Of Garage Doors

Types Of Garage Doors

The importance of garage doors has already been highlighted. So, let us skip and take a deeper dive into the world of garage doors and learn about the different kinds and types of garage doors that have been legalized for use. Technically speaking, the principle used in the garage doors is all the same; the only difference is in their mechanism, which not only increases the efficiency, but also decreases the production cost of the doors.

Types of Garage Doors

  • Single Panel Garage Doors: These single panel doors are constructed off massive single monolithic panel, and swings up with one hinge in each of the two sides balancing them. Lifting this mechanism is easy, but shutting down can be a strenuous work, due to the single frame of the door, requiring greater force.
    Single panel garage door
  • Sectional Garage Doors: The sectional doors are generally constructed upon 3-8 panels that slide up overhead to lift the shutter. Occupying the same amount of space as the single panel doors, these doors require less effort, thanks to the application of the different panels, reducing the effort.
    Sectional Garage Door
  • Roller Doors: Roller doors are the most efficient mechanism that is used in garage doors. They are usually constructed of corrugated steel. The roller along with the spring that powers the roller and lets the garage door to automatically lift up has been in use for quite some time now. In UK, the insulated roller doors, using the aluminum lathe, filled with polyurethane foam is also in practice.
    Roller Garage Door

    The different types of materials that are used to build the garage doors are:

  • Aluminum: Light, rust-proof and cost effective. Does not protect the doors from dents since aluminum is not strong enough.
  • Fiberglass: Combines steel core and polyurethane foam, these give the door a premium feel and is strong too.
  • Steel: Most commonly used material; they come in various shapes and sizes and provide protection against most of the things, because of their strong nature. This concludes all that you need to know before you invest in or build one!