Garage Doors Explained

With so many different types and variations of garage door, we thought it would help to explain what each type of garage door does. how it works and the benefits of one over the other.

With Canopy and Retractable Types, Sectional Doors, Roller Doors, Side Hinged and Sliding Doors if you require any further help or technical advice of your door choice please just call or drop us a line. 

Up & Over Canopy

Canopy gearing means the door panel runs vertically on tracks on the side frame and a spring assembly on the top of the frame. When open, the door panel protrudes approximately 1/3 forming a canopy. There are no tracks running back into the garage when the door is closed. 

Canopy doors are available in a choice of 3 different materials: steel, timber and GRP, and a range of colours and finishes. 

Automation Compatibility:  

Yes Canopy doors can be automated but its a hesitant yes as the devices lower the height of the garage door and don't always work very smoothly. NEW Hormann BOW ARM HERE

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Up & Over Retractable

Retractable gearing means the door panel opens on horizontal tracks which go back into the garage, and this type of gear has been design specifically for use with an electric operator. Both gear types come with an anti-drop safety device and are perfect for manual or automation options.

Retractable doors are available in a choice of 3 different materials: steel, timber and GRP, and a range of standard colours and finishes.

Automation Compatibility:  

Yes Retractable doors can be easily automated and makes the perfect solution for an affordable solution for anyone looking to have electric garage door opening.

Sectional Garage Doors

Sectional Garage Doors are some of the best engineered garage doors on the market, providing excellent security for homeowners. The door is split into sections which run on vertical and then horizontal tracks back into the garage.

These doors rise vertically with no loss of driveway space in front of the garage, and provide full opening drive through width, giving extra room for wider vehicles.

Automation Compatibility:   

Yes Sectional doors can be easily automated and makes the perfect solution for an affordable solution for anyone looking to have electric garage door opening. 

Side Hinged

Side-hinged garage doors come built onto their own steel frame or traditional timber ledge and braced frames, these open outwards to provide clear and unrestricted space within the garage.

These doors provide full drive through height, and a shoot bolt latch at the top and bottom of the door. Steel hinges are securely fitted to the frame, to ensure reliable function. Weather seals around 3 sides of the door help to prevent draughts. The centre style on the edge of the right side door helps to prevent forced entry to the locking system. These doors are available in steel and timber, with a range of colour finishes and sizes.

Automation Compatibility:  

Yes some side hinged door doors can be automated but its a hesitant yes as the automated doors don't offer much security

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Roller Doors

Roller doors are made up of insulated aluminium laths or single skinned continuous steel sheet which vertically lift and then roll into a box at the head of the garage door opening. Roller doors offers a compact solution for garages that want to retain the ceiling area or access to the roof.

Roller doors are available in a choice of colours and timber effect foil coatings or plastisol finishes, and can be  supplied complete with an electric operator and two handsets as standard. The door also features an internal wall button and courtesy light so you can see on those dark winter nights.

 

Automation Compatibility:  

Yes Roller doors can be easily automated and makes the perfect solution for affordable space saving solution for anyone looking to have electric vertical lifting garage door.

Sliding Doors

Hörmann side sliding sectional doors are the ideal solution for special fitting situations. In contrast to up-and-over doors, sectional doors or roller garage doors, this type of door opens to the side instead of upwards. This is especially advantageous if, for example, the garage ceiling has to remain free to store items (e.g. a surfboard) or the door leaf cannot be stowed underneath or fixed to the ceiling due to construction reasons.

The 42-mm-thick, PU-foamed sectional panels are characterised by excellent acoustic and thermal insulation in addition to good door leaf stability and smooth running.

Automation Compatibility:   

Yes Sliding doors can be easily automated and makes the perfect  solution for anyone looking to have space saving electric garage door. Note: these door require special fitting requirements.