Here’s a quick overview of each of the main types of garage door:
Up and Over
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Up and over is the most popular, classic garage door style. The garage door lifts up from the bottom and goes up and over in one piece over the garage space.
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These garage doors are comprised of sections rather than just one panel. They open by sliding upwards vertically and curving back underneath the garage ceiling.
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Roller garage doors also open vertically, similarly to sectional garage doors. However, these doors make a roll above the opening (either inside or outside the garage opening) rather than going back into the space above the garage.
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Side hinged garage doors open outwards like traditional double doors, with hinges on the side of each of the doors.
Round the Corner or Side Sliding
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These garage doors are similar to sectional and roller doors, however they are designed so that the door moves around the corner and along the side of the garage on a track, rather than moving upwards.