residential garage door types

7 Residential Garage Door Types 

Sectional Doors

Sectional garage doors, the most common in the United States, are made up of panel pieces joined by hinges. Wheels at the border of each panel roll inside a vertical track on each side of the door opening when it opens and closes.

Each panel piece’s hinges bend over a curved section of the track. When entirely closed, this feature allows the door to sit parallel to the ceiling or in line with the walls.

Roller Doors

Roll-up doors are a no-frills design alternative for locations with limited ceiling space, and you’ll typically find them in commercial settings rather than residential. This design features 2″-3″ steel slat portions that wrap around a drum above the door opening.

Roll-up or coiling doors are designed to resist heavy use, and high-performance models can be made with or without springs to prevent rust, corrosion, and freezing. The roll-up variant has higher upfront expenses than a sectional design due to its heavy-duty nature.

Side-Hinged or Swing Door

Unlike any other garage door design, side-hinged garage doors open outward using steel hinges. This enables for maximum garage height, allowing for greater ceiling storage space and drive-thru capacity for larger vehicles.

Side-hinged garage doors, on the other hand, are normally operated manually and are not utilized for driving in and out of. Side-hinged doors are commonly used by people who use their garage as a workshop or for long-term vehicle storage. Because side-hinged doors come in pairs, you can decide how much fresh air or breeze you want when working on projects in the garage.

Tilt Doors

The advantage of a Tilt of Counterweight Garage Door is that it can be created and built to hold a certain weight and material. This means that you can build the framework and door system to accommodate the required door cladding. While there may be weight or fixture technique constraints on occasion, Right Way Garage Doors hires engineers to assist in the design phase to ensure a long product life for your door system. This enables our expert staff to collaborate with you to ensure the design and functionality are feasible.

Wind Rated Doors

Wind-resistant doors are valuable assets for business. Wind rated doors, unlike other types of personal access doors, are specifically designed and manufactured to work in severe winds. A wind rated door’s robust design assures that it will function normally even in high gusts.

Built for strength and safety. Our wind-rated garage doors are perfect for use in high-wind environments, such as residences, sheds, commercial and industrial warehouses.

Round-the-Corner Doors

There are no bonuses for guessing where this door leads! A Round-the-Corner Door functions similarly to a sectional door and a roller door, moving off to one side and along an inner wall. Excellent for pedestrian access and partial openness. Available in larger-than-average sizes with minimal headroom.

Insulated Doors

Consider an insulated garage door if you want to improve energy efficiency throughout your home or convert your garage into a home office or gym.

Depending on where you live, an insulated garage door may be required to maintain a steady temperature in your garage even during significant weather swings. This is especially important for people who live in harsh climates since they don’t want the temperature inside their garage to dip below freezing, but it’s also something to consider if you store a valuable automobile or other vehicle within the garage.

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