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Choosing an opening mechanism


For many houses the garage door is a prominent feature on the front of your house. They are immediately eye-catching and represents the character of one’s home.

Selecting a new garage door can be a big decision. Garage doors enable you to add value to your home as well as improving the look. Huddersfield garage doors have been supplying and installing a diverse range of high quality doors for over 30 years. With so much information out there, our handy guide will make the daunting task of deciding on your door much simpler and easier.

Up and over

The main garage door type is the ‘Up & over’. This is the most popular and usually the most practical. Simply lift the garage door and it retracts across the ceiling of the garage. This is one of the most effortless mechanisms that allows a very smooth opening of the door. Also, the up & over style can come with an electric feature for that extra bit of convenience. This style is incredibly reliable and durable as we have a high security 4 point locking system and a 10-year warranty.

Roller doors

The ‘Roller Door’ style offers the best space-saving feature so you can squeeze every bit of storage into your garage. This mechanism simply opens vertically and rolls into a barrel casing above the door. This comes with the standard electric operator again for maximum convenience for you, although the manual option is still available, it all just depends on your taste. The customisation of this style is even more diverse so you can choose the perfect look for your home; we have over 200 different colours available as well as deco-grain or woodgrain options. Huddersfield garage doors again offers this with a 10-year warranty for that extra piece of mind.

Sectional doors

Similar to the Up & Over door this type stores against the ceiling of the garage. However, this comes with one major advantage, it opens vertically and does not swing out. The sectional garage door is split horizontally into panels that run along the door tracks and bends along the roofline. The side hinge rollers ensure a smooth lifting of the panels along the track. Also, all Sectional Doors are fitted with an anti-drop safety brake that prevents the door falling should a spring or cable ever brake. Huddersfield garage doors once again offset the electric operation with this style.

Side-hinged doors

The ‘Side Hinged doors is a traditional style that is experiencing a popular revival. With this type, no part of the door goes inside the garage, instead it opens outwards. The hinges can be placed anywhere on the garage to suit any customisation or personalisation. This style can simply be a single door or double doors and comes with the elegant timber option available.

If you have decided which garage door type is right for you then do not hesitate to get in touch with the team here at Huddersfield Garage Doors to see how we can help. Call 01484 829 612.

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