Many homeowners may face the time when they must replace their garage door. It may be too old to keep repairing, or they may just want to freshen the look of their home. Many may think of material and design and forget function. There are five major garage door types with different operating mechanisms. AAA Action Garage Door Services would like to explain each type of door and see if one of them is a better fit for you and your needs.
Roll Up Garage Doors
The roll up garage door is one of the popular garage doors used in residential homes. The mechanism and tracks are mounted on the ceiling of your garage, keeping it out of the way. This feature makes it the most desirable to have by homeowners. Modern roll up garage door use five to eight horizontal panels called sectional doors. When the door is rolling up each section separates giving the flexibility the door needs to roll up. Roll ups also have narrow horizontal panels that are made up of more sections that separate. These doors roll up more tightly and smoothly than just the five to eight paneled doors.
Slide Up Garage Doors
Slide up doors use the same mechanism and track system as the roll up door. However these garage doors aren’t sectional, its one solid door. This type of door does not retract all the way into your garage. About a third of the door is jutting out. Most people don’t use this type of door for this reason.
Swing Up Garage Doors
The swing up garage doors are slowly becoming a thing of the past. These doors are becoming out dated and it’s hard to find hardware for them. Like slide up garage doors they use a single panel. Same as a slide up garage door, the swing up garage door don’t fully retract into your garage. Part of the door is jutting out. The benefit of a swing up door though is it gives your garage a higher head space. The door’s track mechanism is on the side of the garage and not the ceiling giving you the higher head space.
Swing out garage doors or also known as carriage doors, uses two panels one on each side. Much like French doors, swing out garage doors have hinges on each side, allowing the door to swing out and open. Regardless of common belief, swing out doors are automatic. Swing out garage door gives home an old elegant look. Like the swing up garage door this will give added head space since the doors mechanism is on the sides and not the ceiling for those who want more space.
Slide Sideways Garage Doors
Finally the slide sideways or across garage doors. These doors are becoming more popular all the time. For those who want to save space this might be the door you’re looking for. These doors use heavy tracks that are mounted on top of the opening of your garage. These doors slide side to side on the track to open and close, which gives more space in and out side your home. These doors can come in single or double panel that slide open. Most prefer the double that splits on each side giving more flexibly.
Garage Door Installation, Repair & Maintenance Services in Las Vegas, Summerlin, North LV & Henderson Nevada
Whether you’re replacing your old garage door or maybe a recently built RV parking garage. AAA Action Garage Door Services has experiences with all garage door type and wants to help you find the right garage door for you. Contact us for all your garage door needs!