A Look at the Different Types of Garage Doors

Before you invest in a new garage door installation near Wyckoff, you should investigate the different types of garage doors that are available to you. The type of garage door and automatic door opener that you choose will depend upon your personal aesthetics, garage door prices, garage door installation cost, and the purpose your garage serves for your household. Here is a look at the different types of residential garage doors and custom garage doors available to you.


Overhead Garage Doors and Roll-Up Garage Doors

Overhead garage doors swing outwards and then move up or down when they’re opened or closed. The automatic door opener operates along tracks on either side of the garage door, using either a chain drive, belt drive, or screw drive to swing the garage door out and up, and move it along the track so that it’s parallel to the garage ceiling. Roll-up garage doors, also sometimes called roller garage doors, also move upwards and downwards vertically. These garage doors are manufactured from individual horizontal slats that allow the garage door to roll around a barrel when the automatic door opener is operated.

Sliding Garage Doors

Sliding garage doors operate like any other type of sliding door. This type of garage door is manufactured in two different pieces that meet together in the middle when the garage door is closed. There are tracks that extend horizontally on the upper and lower part of the garage doors, and the automatic door opener moves the garage doors along these tracks to open or close them.

Swing-Style Garage Doors or Carriage Doors

Swing-style garage doors are one of the most popular types of garage doors. These garage doors operate like very large French doors. They consist of two pieces that meet together in the middle when the garage door is closed. When the automatic door opener is operated, the doors swing outwards to allow access to the garage, or swing inwards to close the garage doors.

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