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How to Choose the Right Garage Door
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How to Choose the Right Garage Door

The great thing about purchasing a garage door these days is that there are so many different options to choose from. The bad part? Actually having to make the decision! With so many different choices, you might worry that you pick the wrong one.

Doorteck Garage Doors is here to help you find the perfect door for your needs. In this article, we detail all the various advantages, styles and costs of each garage door. 

Garage door types

Find the various pros and cons for each garage door type from our list below

Sectional garage doors

Sectional garage door

Sectional garage doors have hinges between each panel section that enables each panel to curve independently over a track. This allows the door to fold away without first having to jut out and will sit parallel to the ceiling when completely open.

  • A great choice if you have a short driveway or are limited on space
  • Can be double-skinned to provide insulation
  • Can be fitted to almost every size and shape of garage
  • Electric or manual operation available
  • Fully customisable
  • Simple to operate

Roller garage doors

Roller garage door

Roller garage doors neatly roll up into your garage space, preserving space inside and out.

  • Built to withstand heavy usage
  • Designed to offer maximum space inside and in front of the garage
  • Effective insulation
  • Automation option available
  • Spring-free units available to prevent rust, corrosion and freezing

Side-hinged garage doors

Side-hinged garage door

Side-hinged garage doors have a unique look and style that many homeowners favour over more traditional garage doors. These doors swing open from a hinged frame one either side of the opening.

  • Unique design — might fit better with your home’s design
  • Available in wood or galvanised steel
  • Available in pre-hung frame or can be fit into an existing opening
  • Good choice for garages with obstructions or limited headroom

Up & over garage doors

Up & Over Garage Door

Up & over garage doors have a traditional design made of one solid panel instead of individual sections. The pivot hinge mechanism allows the door to tilt up into the garage, but the door does jut out so you will need sufficient space in front of your garage.

  • Timeless design
  • Proven quality and security
  • Fully customisable
  • Durable and long lasting
  • Automation options available

Garage door styles

Once you’ve chosen the type of garage or garage door, you’ll also need to choose the style. 

Garage doors are available in a variety of different colours and materials. At Doorteck, we offer hundreds of design combinations, ensuring you find the perfect style for your home. 

Not sure which colour is best for you? One popular suggestion is to match the colour of your garage door to the colour of your front door. This creates a consistent theme across the exterior of your home. If you want a particular colour for your garage door but are worried it might clash with your front door, you could also choose to upgrade your front door in the colour of your choice. At Doorteck, we offer a variety of modern, customisable front doors in addition to garage doors.

Garage door price

Which garage door you choose will also depend on your budget. 

The price of your garage door will vary depending on the material, colour and any additional extras you choose. However, The price of your garage door will vary depending on the material, colour and any additional extras you choose. However, for more information on pricing please contact us to discuss our price ranges.

Doorteck Garage Doors offers all of these doors to customers across East Sussex, including Eastbourne, Bexhill and Seaford. As a leading garage door supplier and installer, we find the perfect door for every home. Whether you’re looking for a classic or contemporary style, we’ll guide you through the options to help you find the right solution.

Contact our team today to find out how we can help you.


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