Leighton Buzzard Bedford Milton Keynes

Published on 28 June 2018

single and double garage doorWhen it comes to double garages, there is still a debate to be had regarding which is better: two single doors or one double door.

Many double garages are fitted with two single doors which can be opened independently, meaning that a car can be parked in each door space and both doors needn’t open. However, recently, many homeowners are electing to install one single panel across their double garage, for reasons relating to convenience and aesthetics.

If you own a double garage and have been considering this question, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of converting to a double garage door.



If your garage door hasn’t been installed yet and you are beginning to ponder this question, it’s worth noting that a double garage door will be cheaper than installing two singles. However, if you already have two single doors installed, this won’t apply.

Easier to park wider vehicles

The most obvious benefit of a double garage door is that it allows for larger and, most importantly, wider vehicles. So, if you drive a 4×4 vehicle, the switch might be for you. However, even if you don’t have a particularly wide car, the added room offered by the double door provides nervous drivers with some extra breathing space for parking.

A cleaner aesthetic

While this point ultimately comes down to personal preference, the lack of lines of a double garage door certainly offers a cleaner look to the building. What’s more, double garage doors look great in motion, too. If aesthetics is a priority for you, then a double door is worth thinking about.


No safety net

Unfortunately, even the most meticulously constructed garage doors can breakdown occasionally. Also, if this happens with a double garage door, you will be left with no means of entry into your garage. However, if you have two single doors, this problem isn’t as immediately pressing.

Worse insulation

In the winter, your garage can be one of the key culprits of cold air entering your home, especially if you have one, large double door. However, with two single doors, you can simply open one door at a time, meaning that you have much more control when it comes to the amount of cold air allowed in your home. If your home is directly connected to your garage, this point is certainly worth considering.


Here at Diamond Garage Doors, we carry out emergency repairs for garage doors, and have a comprehensive range of replacement parts on hand to get your garage door back up and running in no time. All of our garage doors are fully compliant with relevant safety legislation, and our team of professional engineers carry out every installation with safety and reliability in mind. To find out more about our services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

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