Garage doors come in four basic types: They may swing out, swing up, roll up, or slide to the side. Here are description of some types of doors you want to look and decide depending on space and aesthetics.
1, Swing-out carriage-house garage doors
Swing-out carriage-house doors or sliding barn doors are a good choice if you need to keep the ceiling clear or if you want their distinctive look. Otherwise, the most popular option by far is the sectional roll-up door.
Before purchasing a roll-up door, measure the space between the top of the garage door opening and the ceiling or overhead framing. Standard tracks require headroom of about 14 inches. If you don’t have that, you can get low-headroom track, which costs about 400 Dirhams more. There are also tracks specially made for garages with unusually high walls or cathedral ceilings.
2, Swing-up carriage-house garage doors
Swing up, Canopy Style Up-and-Over Doors or Tilt up garage doors are a type of door that is built as one piece. In order to open and close the garage, the door is pulled back on a pivot before being lifted onto a track in the ceiling of the garage. Swing up doors are called because as one piece they are pulled up by hydraulic or a motor up.
The main advantage of these types of doors are they are more elegant and beautiful compared to other doors like swing out and roll doors as they come in one piece also they come in different materials which other doors cant come due to stress that some other doors like roll up garage doors come to experience.
Some downsides of have tilt up garage doors is that they can take more space than requires and are more expensive compared to other doors due to the size it takes while moving or shipping.
3, Overhead Roll out & Sectional Garage doors
There are two types of overhead doors - roll up and sectional garage doors. Overhead as the name implies shows it rolls overhead when it opens. An overhead roll up garage door, is also called a rolling steel door or coiling door, is fabricated with individual metal slat sections that are interlocked together, then coil up above the door opening around a drum so they store in a compact area. They are installed by mounting the door side guides and assembly to the wall.
They are a popular choice that can give the user a number of practical benefits. Sectional overhead garage doors are made up of connected individual horizontal panels. They have hinges that help connect the panels and allow the doors to move through the meeting point of the door and the roof, thus opening at an angle and saving space unlike swing up or swing out garage doors. After opening the doors are stored horizontally beneath the roof and are raised vertically. These sectional doors which are made of a series of linked door panels, which can be raised or flush are popular as they take up limited space. They are cheaper compared to other doors and are easy to transport and operate. Moreover they are quiet and easy to operate regularly or during emergency.
4, Slide to the Side Garage doors
Slide to the side garage doors were the early garage doors and were used in garages where there was enough side space but less overhead space. The slide to the side garage door operates by bending to one side of the garage and sitting parallel to the wall. It is great for curves thus providing aesthetic view which cannot be done on other doors.
As obvious, they are easy to transport as they have small sections and do not require balancing springs and most automated ones have retractable motors for automated operation . The disadvantage is that they take up side or horizontal space and are slower compared to sectional type garage doors. Another problem is that the railings on the ground may risk clogging.