When you’re buying a new garage door, there are a few types of doors from to choose from. If you want a garage door that opens upwards, rather than opening in or out like a stable door, you can eliminate all but three types. That leaves you with a choice between a sectional garage door, a roller door, or a single panel up-and-over. As with most things, each type has its advantages and of course, personal preference is often as good a reason as any to select one particular type of garage door.
It always helps though, to know some facts about each of your options, so here are 5 reasons you might choose to install a sectional garage door.
Sectional Garage Doors are Great for Short Driveways
Because a sectional garage door is made up of multiple hinged panels, which all run on a track, the door doesn’t pass through the aperture of the doorway. That means you can drive your car really close to the garage door without obstructing it. Even if the fender of your car is just an inch away, you can still open the door to your garage. So if you need to get your car up close and personal to your garage, just to clear the sidewalk, a sectional door is ideal.
Lots of Drive-in Clearance with a Sectional Garage Door
The method by which a sectional garage door is installed takes up very little space at either side of the door aperture. That makes this type of garage door advantageous if you need to maximize clearance for the width of your vehicle. If you are challenged with a combination of wide automobile, narrow garage, a sectional door will save you a precious centimeter of clearance. It may not sound like much, but your door mirrors will appreciate it.
Sectional Garage Doors are Secure
The mechanism and structure of a sectional door makes it extremely strong and secure. The multiple rollers on running in tracks at each side of the door resist any lateral movement. This kind of garage door is not going to be easy for anyone trying to force it open.
Squares or Rectangles not Required
If you’ve got a fancy shaped doorway to your garage, a sectional door is going to be your best choice. The design of these doors is such that the shape of the aperture is not very important.
Sectional Garage Doors are Beautiful
Since most garages are at the front of a property, they attract attention. A nice new sectional door on your garage is going to attract positive attention. The fact is – sectional doors look good. They come in a wide variety of materials, colors, and finishes to improve the curb appeal of your home.
A new garage door is an investment, protecting your home and vehicle from intruders. Once you’ve installed it, you should be in no doubt that, you’ve made the right choice. Space saving and secure, attractive and unobtrusive, sectional garage doors are popular for at least five good reasons.