Types of Overhead Doors

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Garage Door Material Options

What type of garage door are you looking to install in your house? Better yet, if you already have the garage door installed in your premises, you will still need to figure out the type of door that you have. This information will come in handy when you are looking to replace the door.

So far there are different types of garage doors that are available in the market. You need to realize that keeping the appeal of your house going is not just about the stuff you do within the home, but it also incorporates the things that you do in the garage too. The garage is also a part of your house, an important one to be precise.

For a fact this is one of the places in the house that experiences a lot of traffic, so it is only fair that you have a really good and durable door installed, to withstand these challenges. Choosing the right type of door is not just about getting you a convenient means to accessing the garage, but it will also come in handy when you decide to flip your house in the market, adding to the value.

When choosing your preferred garage door, quite a number of the ones that are in the market are really affordable, and the only difference that comes in the price of the different types of garage doors will come in based on the material that you choose to use for it.

There are three common types of garage doors from where you can make your choice:

  • Rolling doors
  • Sectional doors
  • Monolithic doors

Rolling doors
In the event that the structure of your garage is the type that has a larger headroom, this would be an ideal option for you. These are doors that roll up and down around a drum. They have tracks which keep the steel curtain held appropriately, while the springs offer just the right amount of torsion to keep the wheels balanced properly as the steel door rolls up or down.They are available in different styles and materials, such as vinyl, steel, copper or even wood, so you have a lot to choose from.

Sectional doors
These types are normally preferred by individuals whose houses are short on space on the outside. Therefore the door will slide upwards, allowing you to park your car close enough to the garage opening. They also use springs and tracks, and they are designed with several panels all connected together on the track.

Monolithic doors
The monolithic door, also referred to as a one piece door, is one of the most affordable doors that you will come across in the market. Other than that, it is also one of the most commonly preferred by those who are working on a strict budget.
You can either have it as a canopy or a retractable door. Canopy design doors tilt upwards, and need more room in headspace because the door will move upwards and then slide into the garage. Retractable designs however remains suspended from the ceiling within the garage.