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Finding the right Garage Door

You may be wondering what sizes garage doors come in, or whether insulated garage doors are worth the money.

We supply and fit all types of garage doors, from all leading manufacturers – these key points will help you choose, and our experienced team are always available to help.

Please click on the tabs below to take a look at the pros and cons of each door type:

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Typically, one of our expert garage door surveyors will carry out a free site survey to determine the most suitable garage door for you. These are based on detailed measurements, the styles that you like as well as your budget.

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Garage Door Types Explained:

  • Most common type of garage door
  • Single panel door, usually with spring running above door opening
  • Available in a wide range of styles and colours
  • Typically made of steel or timber
  • Most cost-effective garage door style
  • Easiest to install
  • Maximises width of garage opening compared to retractable option
  • ‘Kicks out’ when opening
  • Difficult to motorise
  • Door type used when motorising a single panel door or with a width over 8’
  • Available in a wide range of styles and colours
  • Typically made of steel or timber
  • Most cost-effective option for motorisation
  • Low maintenance
  • Best option for very low headroom
  • ‘Kicks out’ when opening
  • Requires depth in the garage for tracks
  • Narrows width of opening – however drive through gear is available
  • Increasingly popular door type for its security and insulation benefits
  • Door made up of 4 or 5 panels
  • Typically made of steel but also available in timber
  • Comes in varying thicknesses for insulation: single skin, 20mm and 40-45mm
  • Ideal for motorisation, and available with a side motor
  • Creates a sealed, insulated environment inside the garage. Very safe and secure by design
  • Available in a wide range of panel designs and all RAL colours
  • Low headroom gear option
  • No ‘kick-out’ – park right up to the garage door
  • More expensive than the single panel option
  • Requires depth in the garage for tracks
  • A popular option for those who want an insulated or motorised garage door but without much space inside the garage
  • Typically constructed of aluminium
  • All mechanical parts are enclosed in protected housing
  • Ideal when there is little or no depth to a garage
  • Insulated rollers are effective at weather-proofing a garage
  • No ‘kick-out’ – park right up to the garage door
  • Requires more headroom than most doors within garage – 300mm for 77mm slat or 205mm for 55mm slat
  • Insulated doors are typically only available with a motor, not manual
  • Not available in different panel designs
  • A very traditional type of door
  • Typically constructed of steel or timber
  • Door configuration available in standard 50/50 format or 1/3-2/3
  • Convenient when there is no space inside garage
  • Low maintenance – fewer moving parts/cables than other door types
  • Large ‘kick-out’ effect – requires large, level area in front to open
  • Relatively expensive
jennifer cook
Garage door looks very smart.
Mike Brain
Excellent product quality and service. I can highly recommend this company.
elise ball
5 star service from start to finish! I would highly recommend Up and Over doors happily to anyone and will be doing so. From the free quote to installation of my garage door the service was unbeatable, thank you!
William Soens
Everyone was on time, professional and done a great job. I got 3 quotes and they were the cheapest by some way for the exact same product. Would recommend.
Anthony Evans
Very pleased with Up & Over Doors professional service from survey to installation. Great job!
Stephen Buckingham
From the initial quotation to the actual installation, Up&Over Doors have been a very professional company to deal with. Their communication is excellent, even phoning me the day before to check that everything was okay for the installation to go ahead. The installers were friendly and chatty and left my home in a clean and tidy condition. If you’re after a new garage door, I would definitely recommend this company.
Graham Smith
Every one I had contact with was helpful and friendly. the men who installed the door did a fantastic job very very pleased. These guys were not electricians so a power socket was supplied.
Best customer service i ever come across.
Greg Markham
Really professional, came to site provided a couple of options and walked me through each. Once agreed, the order process was simple, the team arrived as agreed and delivered to their agreed promises. Highly delighted with the install and the end result, got exactly what we needed, all for a good value cost. Would absolutely recommend for any garage door work.
Ian Bruce
This family run company excels at the simple things that means they provide great customer service. They listen to their customers and communicate well. They look to see what they can do, rather than what they cannot do. So much more positive than another garage door company I dealt with some years ago. The engineers that came from Up & Over Doors Ltd were brilliant and dedicated. They stayed well beyond their usual finishing time to complete the job and this for me proved their dedication to great customer service. A special mention for Ashley, Jakub and Scott.
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