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Are you staring at a new garage doors installation for your home? Are the different types of garage doors confusing you? If yes, we take a brief look at four of the most popular garage door types in the UK and what makes them unique.

In our years of installing and repairing garage doors in Essex, no other type has been as ubiquitous as up and over garage doors. These doors slide over a vertical track and extend into the garage’s roof space. Up and over doors are further available in two types, canopy and retractable. In a canopy garage door, the garage door opens with a part of it extending outside the garage’s opening and forming a canopy in the process. A retractable garage door mechanism, on the other hand, fully extends into the garage’s roof space after opening. As it retracts fully, no part of the door is left extending outside or away from the tracks.

Competing with up and over garage doors in terms of popularity are side-hinged garage doors. Their classic design allows these doors to last for a long time while needing negligible maintenance. Roll-up garage doors are another time-tested option that is perfect for garages where space is at a premium. That is because the doors roll up into a small space at the top of the garage opening. Also known as roller garage doors, these doors are available in a variety of thicknesses and in a choice of either aluminium or steel.

Probably the most chic-looking garage door variant, sectional garage doors consist of multiple panels and hence the name. Their biggest positive is that they allow you to use the garage’s opening to its full extent, an attribute that is especially useful for owners of large cars and vans.

As for which garage door is best, that really depends upon your needs and preferences. In other words, your garage’s dimensions and your preferences in terms of design and style dictate your garage door choice. If you’d like some help with picking the right type of garage door for your home, get in touch with us today. Rollaway Garage Doors is the one-stop solution for garage doors in Essex. From installing new garage doors to repairing old ones, we do it all, in a way no one does.