Common Types of Residential Garage Doors10/13/2013 Back To Blog
Garages are typical features included in the modern houses of today. The main function of the garage is to house the vehicles and store some of the larger household items. The use of automatic garage doors gives this part of the house added security and of course, the convenience of operating this kind of door with a simple push of a button. Nevertheless, there are many types of garage doors utilized in both residential and commercial buildings.
Sectional Garage Door
This type of garage door is one of the fastest growing and in demand in the country. In fact, about 80% of the US market possesses this type of door. Why do people choose this one? When it comes to security, this type provides more benefits than other kinds. There are more options for insulation as well. In addition to that, this door does not swing out when you open and close it as it follows the tracks installed beside it. In the market, this type of door comes in several sizes.
Retractable Up and Over
This type of door is increasing in popularity due to the fact that it can be operated by remote control. This type is also reliable. You will find that there are no cables present in the lifting operation of the door. There is also a retractable gear that can support any weight of the door panels.
Canopy Up and Over
If you purchase the up and over type of garage door gears, you will probably get the canopy. In its operation, the door panels will protrude from the framework forming the ‘canopy’. There is a torsion spring located above the panel working to lift the door using conical drums and steel cables attached to each spring’s end.