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Types of Garage Doors

The garage door is an element that could beautify the exterior of your home but it is also an opening into your house and hence choosing a garage door needs to be done with care. Here are some of the different types of the most commonly used garage doors and their pros and cons.

Roller Shutters:

The roller shutters is one of the most common types of garage doors. The door rolls up directly into a box on top of the entrance of the garage. This type of garage door offers more width and height when open and allows more room for storage. Roller shutter doors are also motor-operated. Whether the panels of the shutters are manufactured with steel or aluminium, it offers smooth functionality. Roller doors require little maintenance because of the steel frame and are long lasting. Roller shutters would also keep your garage free from the extreme temperature outside.

Retractable Garage Doors:

Retractable garage doors could easily be converted into remote controlled doors.  This is the major reason for their popularity in the market. The door panel opens with the help of side mounted lifting arms and steel runners using rollers at the corner of the door helps to keep the door open. Retractable garage doors when opening would retract back into the garage. 

Therefore more space is required inside the garage if you are installing retractable doors.  Retractable garage doors have many components and in order to function smoothly need to be serviced at regular intervals.

Sectional Garage Doors:

Sectional garage doors offer increased security and insulation options. These doors could also be converted to remote controlled doors. Sectional doors function with the use of vertical and horizontal tracks that help open and close the door. These doors are usually made up of 3 to 5 large panels that retract up into the ceiling of the garage when opened. If you want to improve the appearance of the exterior of your house, the sectional doors are an ideal choice because these doors are available with a wide range of finishes and designs to match your house. If you are considering switching to sectional garage doors, you could get in touch with some of the manufacturers of sectional doors.

Canopy Garage Doors:

These doors are the most easy to install. When this door is open, it does not retract into the garage like the sectional or retractable doors. Instead, when it is opened, it hangs over the entrance of the garage like a canopy. The canopy doors are not safe to use if the garage door is over eight feet. These doors could also be converted to remote controlled doors but are more expensive to convert than other types of garage doors. These doors are one of the cheapest types of garage doors on the market require less maintenance when compared to other kinds of garage doors.       

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