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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Garage Door Types Explained:

Overview
  • 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
Pros
  • Most cost-effective garage door style
  • Easiest to install
  • Maximises width of garage opening compared to retractable option
Cons
  • ‘Kicks out’ when opening
  • Difficult to motorise
Overview
  • 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
Pros
  • Most cost-effective option for motorisation
  • Low maintenance
  • Best option for very low headroom
Cons
  • ‘Kicks out’ when opening
  • Requires depth in the garage for tracks
  • Narrows width of opening – however drive through gear is available
Overview
  • 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
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • More expensive than the single panel option
  • Requires depth in the garage for tracks
Overview
  • 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
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
Overview
  • 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
Pros
  • Convenient when there is no space inside garage
  • Low maintenance – fewer moving parts/cables than other door types
Cons
  • Large ‘kick-out’ effect – requires large, level area in front to open
  • Relatively expensive