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Published on 30 April 2018

Garage Doors: A Complete Guide

If you’re in the market for a new garage door, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed by the sheer variety of doors on offer. Each come with their own benefits and drawbacks, some of which will be more important to you than others. With this in mind, this month, Diamond Garage Doors will be providing you with a buyer’s guide to garage doors, so you can go into your search armed with the knowledge you need.

Up & over garage doors

Up and over garage doors are characterised by their singular panel which draws back inside your garage. They are available with retractable or canopy gearing. Retractable door panels open on horizontal tracks which go all the way back into the garage, and do mean you lose a little space inside. Canopy panels, on the other hand, open on vertical tracks and protrude slightly, offering a little more space for your car and other gadgets.

Sectional garage doors

Like roller garage doors, one of the key benefits of sectional doors is that they open vertically, meaning there’s no upswing to worry about, making them the perfect partner for shorter driveways. Splitting into four panels which turn independently, sectional doors open reliably and fairly quickly, making them a great functional door with a nice aesthetic to boot.

Automated garage doors

For ultimate convenience, automated garage doors are the way to go. With the addition of a remote control, the nightmare of straining to open your garage door in bad weather will be a thing of the past; you can simply drive straight in. Most varieties of garage door can be automated, so if this sounds like the feature for you, then you’re in luck.

Roller garage doors

Roller garage doors are characterised by their many slats and vertical opening mechanism,  and are a very popular variety of garage door. As the name suggests, these doors roll into a coil at the front of your garage ceiling, saving a great deal of space inside the garage itself. Roller garage doors tend to come with automation as standard too, which is particularly good if you think this feature is non-negotiable.

Wooden garage doors

Arguably the most beautiful style of garage door, wooden garage doors are the perfect choice in the right setting. However, contrary to what you might think, wooden garage doors have excellent insulative properties, helping to bolster your home’s energy efficiency. What’s more, they’re durable and particularly soundproof, making them one of the best varieties of door on the market if you don’t mind the higher price point.

Diamond Garage Doors have been supplying, installing and repairing garage doors for over 25 years. As fully insured suppliers, we guarantee a safe and professional service every time, and our expert team can provide advice and assistance to help you find the perfect garage door for you. To find out more about our wide range of garage doors, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

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