Sectional Garage Door Guide
Sectional garage doors team the space-saving merits of a roller door with the tracked mechanism of some up & over doors and are an increasingly popular choice.
What is a Sectional Garage Door?
A sectional garage door works just as its name suggests; it opens in sections. Much like a roller garage door, the sectional opens from the bottom and moves vertically upwards, making the most of the space. However, rather than rolling around a top cylinder, the sections of this type of door move backwards along tracks which are mounted on the ceiling of your garage.
As the sections move upwards and along a tracked system, the mechanism doesn’t take up space at each edge, ensuring that you’ve got the optimum gap to drive your vehicle through. The tracked style of up & over doors can be restrictive in this sense, so if you have a large car, a smaller garage opening or are simply a clumsy driver, then this may be the best door for you!
This door style is made up of larger panels than a roller garage door, which many people prefer looks-wise. Sectional doors can be operated manually or electronically, and are easy to convert if you want to change your preference. The robust design means that this type of door can be adapted to many different styles and sizes, making it a versatile choice for any home.
Sectional Garage Door Pros
- Allows for the maximum possible drive-through width
- Simple to operate
- Ideal for those with limited space
- Available in a variety of colours and materials
- British Standard & insurance approved
Sectional Garage Door Cons
- Takes longer to install than other types
- Takes up room on the ceiling of the garage when open