Guide: Canopy Garage Doors

What is a Canopy Garage Door?

When you think of a garage door, the first type that pops into your mind is like­ly one which has an up & over canopy open­ing. It’s the most pop­u­lar type of open­ing mech­a­nism and one which allows for max­i­mum dri­ve-through width.

The canopy’ name comes from the fact that when the door is opened by lift­ing it up, it pro­trudes out of the door­way by about a third. This forms a canopy which pro­vides shel­ter fur­ther out of the garage space. This can be use­ful if you need to work on your vehi­cle whilst it’s raining.

A canopy up & over door is com­pact and opens using strong tor­sion springs, which come with Evander’s 5‑year guar­an­tee as stan­dard. As it’s a com­mon open­ing mech­a­nism, the canopy garage door is avail­able in a wide range of mate­ri­als and colours – check out our range of canopy doors to see the dif­fer­ent options avail­able to you.


  • Allows for the max­i­mum pos­si­ble dri­ve-through width
  • Sim­ple to operate
  • Easy to install
  • Avail­able in a wide vari­ety of colours and materials
  • British Stan­dard & insur­ance approved
  • Secured by Design cer­ti­fied doors avail­able (the Garador Guardian Range


  • Dif­fi­cult to inte­grate elec­tron­ic auto­mat­ic opening
  • Door takes up space at the top of the garage when open
  • Door pro­trudes out of the door­way as it is being opened and when it’s ful­ly open
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