Garage doors are an important part of your home or place of business—both aesthetically and functionally. If you need a new one, timely repair is essential. Although it’s best to talk to a professional garage door company about your specific needs, it can be helpful to know a little about the different types of garage doors before bringing in the pros.
If you live in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati™ is the garage door company to call. We offer garage door installation and a variety of garage doors to meet every need. If you’re ready for new garage doors, you should be thinking of which product best fits your needs and personal preferences!
Different Types of Garage Doors
You have several options when it comes to garage door installation.
Rolling: Rolling (or roller) garage doors are typically steel and extremely durable. They roll up via a spring (usually you can do this automatically with a garage door opener), but sometimes the rolling garage doors use a manual chain and pulley system.
Sectional: One of the most popular types of garage doors for both residential and commercial projects, sectional garage doors typically comprise six to eight panels that slide up and overhead into your garage. When opening and closing, the door stays within the frame.
Canopy: When canopy garage doors are opened, they stay straight (resembling a canopy) as they roll up smoothly into the ceiling of your garage. However, the swing-up arc of the door happens outside of the frame, so you need to stop your car a few feet back to avoid being hit.
Swing: These types of doors operate the way they sound! Swing garage doors resemble a traditional door when opening and closing, hinged to the door opening of the garage and swinging open. Like canopy garage doors, they require some space to open and close and aren’t ideal for narrow or short driveways.
Steel: Steel is one of the most commonly used materials for garage doors, and steel garage doors (whether sectional, rolling, or anything else) are durable, low-maintenance, and energy-efficient. They can also be painted easily and are available in textures that mimic wood.
Wood: Although not as low-maintenance as steel doors, wood garage doors offer their own benefits. Nothing beats the natural beauty of wood, and wood is a good insulator, which can help reduce your energy bills.
Aluminum: Another popular material for garage doors, aluminum is sturdy and durable, and it requires minimal maintenance, if any at all. Aluminum is also resistant to rust and corrosion, which can help extend the life of your garage door(s).
Many garage doors also come with cladding—vinyl, aluminum, etc. This can provide extra durability and ensure your garage door operates reliably for a long time.
Want to learn more about different types of garage doors?
If you want to learn more about the different types of garage doors and which one is right for you, talk to the professionals at Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati™. We are the go-to garage door company in Cincinnati and southwestern Ohio for many families and businesses!
Whether you need a new garage door for your home, warehouse, storage facility, or other commercial building, we can help. Contact us with any questions you have or if you’re ready to get the ball rolling on your garage door installation project.