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Sectional or Rollup Garage Doors?

12/15/2013 Back To Blog

Today, it is really difficult to choose among different garage door mechanisms because the majority is made of excellent materials and offer high levels of security. When it comes to new garage door installation, people get often confused about the right choice of door types but actually their decision would depend on the construction of their own garage and peculiarities of the property. Parameters, such as the space in the ceiling, the driveway and the internal part of the garage, are equally important to parameters related to personal requirements, such as the number and size of family cars. Rollup and sectional doors are the two most common options but they would fit in completely different garages.

Taking a close look at rollup and sectional doors

Your house would tell you whether sectional or rollups would be more appropriate because a simple construction detail in the internal wall, where tracks ought to be installed for the movement of sectional doors, would immediately exclude them from the equation. The truth is that they are both practical since they open up leaving the entrance completely free for the easy passing of the vehicle. It is not a coincidence that a roll up garage door would fit better in small places. When there is no space for the installation of tracks and there is a really limited space in the ceiling, you are basically out of other options.

On the other hand, a sectional overhead door would be very practical in the sense that damaged parts can be replaced easier. They are actually made of a few different panels hinged together and, thus, each panel can be changed independently from the others should it would be damaged. Sectional doors can also have windows and this is an extra plus for this type of doors since you can enjoy the natural light in the garage and cut down on energy consumption. As for their insulation, sectional doors guarantee greater efficiency compared to a roll up, which usually consists of approximately 22 sections

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