Updated: June 5, 2020
Posted: February 27, 2015
Thanks to their incredible versatility, sectional garage doors can be tailored to fit garage openings of almost any size or shape, such as rectangular or arched, making them the ideal solution for many homes. They operate slightly differently to traditional up and over garage doors, offering a list of benefits for complete convenience and ease of use.
Our experts at JB Doors have put together a guide of the main things to take into consideration before investing in a sectional garage door to make sure it suits your property and lifestyle.
1. Save space
Sectional garage doors are designed for compact operation, as they glide open vertically into the roof space where they are neatly stored. Unlike other overhead doors – which operate using hinges to tilt out and push up the door to open – the vertical movement of sectional garage doors means they will never extend beyond the doorway.
This provides additional space to park and manoeuvre your vehicle, and allows unrestricted access so you can even park a second car right up to the entrance without needing to move it when you need to enter your garage.
The closed structure and lack of penetration points on a sectional garage door makes it one of the most secure designs available on the UK market today. Its robust design makes it extremely difficult to break in to, providing exceptional levels of security for both your garage and home.
Their immense versatility means they can also be easily fitted with additional locking features and security devices, so you can adapt your door to fit with your security requirements.
For superior convenience, it’s worth noting that a sectional garage door design can be automated during installation; alternatively, it can be easily upgraded to an automated version after it’s fitted. You have the option of using an electric remote control opener, so you won’t have to leave your car to open or close the door manually.
4. Variety of options available
Choosing the perfect garage door style which complements the rest of your home seamlessly can be a rather challenging task. Sectional garage doors are commonly made from steel, fibreglass and timber, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding which material will best suit your home.
The adaptability of the sectional garage door design means you can also choose to have insulated panels fitted which reduces heat loss and, in turn, can save you money on your energy bills.
5. Ease of use
The variety of features available for a sectional garage door, such as lightweight materials, additional security measures and compact operation, and the option of automation makes this door exceptionally easy to use. The straightforward operation of this door makes it the ideal solution for the elderly or those less able to open a heavy garage door.
It’s important to have a trained professional carry out the installation process to ensure a thorough, safe job is completed. There are various components that make up the mechanism for a sectional garage door, so it can be a rather tricky job to fit the door correctly. The expertise of a trained professional ensures your door remains safe and smooth during operation.
Our team at JB Doors specialise in high quality garage door installations for affordable prices, promising results you will love. Our premium sectional garage door designs and installations have proven to be very popular amongst our customers, delivering on style, practicality and durability for a long term investment.
As well as sectional garage doors, our extensive range of garage door designs also includes:
For further information, contact our expert team either online or by telephone today – we are always happy to help with any enquiry.