While the front entry door seems to get all the attention (with “oohs and aahs” reserved for decorative glass inserts or fancy sidelines), it’s the garage door in London Ontario that can make or improve your home curb appeal. Let’s face it if your home has a front-facing, attached garage, the vast expansiveness of your garage door is the first thing that people notice as they are driving by or pulling into the driveway.
Types of the garage door!
There are many garage doors to choose from- the six most common are sectional, roll-up, slide to the side, side-hinged, tilt-up canopy, and tilt-up retractable. You also must decide on the door material, finish, color, and unique options like windows, insulation, and hardware you want to use.
Sectional garage doors
The door is made up of panel sections that are connected with hinges. As the door opens and closes, wheels at the edge of each panel roll inside a vertical track on each side of the door opening. The hinges between each panel section bend over a curved portion of the way. This feature allows the door to sit parallel to the ceiling when wholly open or in line with the walls when entirely closed. Made of steel, low maintenance and can be customized to include window inserts, hardware, etc.
Roll-up garage doors
More in commercial applications than residential, but roll-up doors are a no-frills design option built for areas with limited ceiling space. This style is made with 2-3 steel slat sections that roll around a drum above the door opening. Roll-up or ceiling doors are built to withstand heavy usage, and high-performance units can be made without springs or enclosed to prevent rust, corrosion, and freezing. Due to the grave- dust nature of roll-up models, the upfront costs are higher than a section design.
Slide to side garage doors
The slide-to-side garage door operates just like the name implies- bending to one side of the garage and sitting parallel to the wall. These were among the first operating styles and were initially used for garages with little headroom. They run along with lower trolleys that are flexible enough to work with slight slopes in the floor or ceiling. slide to side garage door London Ontario does not require a balancing spring and have a built-in retractable motor for automated operation without the need for shelter – mounted operator
Side-hinged garage doors
Old fashioned design, side hinged garage doors swing open and closed from a hinged frame on either side of the opening. They resemble large barn doors and are typically made of wood, although more commercial-type galvanized steel Ontario garage doors are also available.
Tilt-up and over canopy doors
Like hinged side styles, the tilt-up canopy garage doors don’t have sections – they are made of one solid piece. They have a pivoting hinge mechanism so that they can tilt up into the garage. The canopy-style doors sit parallel to the garage ceiling and extend past the front of the house when the door is open.
Tilt-up and over retractable
Like the tilt–up canopy design, the tilt-up retractable garage doors lift up and into the garage. They are suspended independently from the frame so they do not protrude past the front of the house.
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