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Different Styles of Garage Door

When it comes to choosing a new garage door for your home, there are various types for you to choose from. Which one you choose may come down to practicality or it may be a case of style preferences. To help you decide which type of garage door is right for your home, let’s take a look at some of the most popular styles of garage door.

Sectional garage doors

Sectional garage doors tend to be the most commonly seen style in the US. As the name suggests, they are separated into connected sections and open overhead one section or panel at a time, essentially folding the garage door upward and into the garage. They are a versatile type of garage door, available in a variety of colors and materials to suit your style preferences.

Roll-up garage doors

Roll-up garage doors slide vertically upward and roll into the garage to open the entryway. This style of garage door is especially popular in commercial buildings as they can be made to withstand a lot of use, so they are often seen as a no-frills style of door simply made from steel or aluminum. They can, however, still be used for residential garages and can be painted a variety of colors.

Up and over garage doors

Up and over doors are single panel overhead garage doors. The single panel tilts upward and some models complete a trajectory into the garage to be more out of the way, whereas other models will extend out of the garage when fully open. These are simple garage doors and often require slightly less maintenance than other options as they have fewer moving parts and sections. Steel, aluminum, and wood doors are common in this style, all of which can be painted or finished to your tastes.

Carriage or barn style garage door

If you’re looking for a more rustic or traditional look for the front of your home, then a barn style or carriage style garage door could be your best option. These typically swing outward like a barn door and are often designed to imitate the style of an old farmhouse. The popularity of this barn aesthetic means that you can now find barn style doors that open in different ways, including sliding and overhead garage doors.

What style of garage door is best for your home? Contact Carolina Garage Door if you have any more questions or require garage door installation, maintenance, or repair around Winston Salem, Greensboro, Kernersville, and High Point, NC.