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Up & Over vs Sectional

06/07/2016

It can be hard work to pick a garage door that is just right for you. Both these garage doors are extremely popular and it can be difficult to decide which one would be the best choice. If you are uncertain on which one to go for, here is a breakdown of the differences between the two.

Up and Over Garage Doors

This garage door is exactly what it says on the tin. It simply goes up and over. It’s one piece panel construction provides an easy and smooth operation, making them easy to use. There are two types of this particular garage door. First, there’s canopy up and over garage doors. This is the most common up and over door mechanism and is definitely the easiest. The door is balanced and assisted by torsion springs positioned above the door on each side.

The second type is the retractable up and over garage door. The only difference with this one, is that there are another two torsion springs placed at the sides as well as at the top. This allows it to carry a heavier load and makes it a lot stronger.

Sectional Garage Doors

The name of this particular door comes from the fact that they open and close in separate individual panel sections.  Operating vertically unlike the up and go doors. They have a nice, easy and safe opening with no swing. However, they are usually more expensive and take more time to fit. Because of the way this door operates, it means that there is a larger variety when picking your perfect garage door including different softwoods and hardwoods. They can also come in any shape like arched or angled corners etc. It is recommended to consider this garage door if you have a small driveway or are close to a pathway.

Huddersfield Garage Doors provide a different variety of both these doors and will be sure to have one that best suits you. If you still have questions or are unsure about which door to get, don’t hesitate to contact the team on 01484 829 612.


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