A wide range of garage door types available today – folding, sliding, roll-up and up and over. The sectional door is the most common door everywhere. It has many horizontal panels that are hinged together and rollers fitted to them.
Two parallel tracks forms the ride of the entire assembly. A heavy duty string is wrapped to the torsion bar counterbalances the door weight. Homeowners can lift the door can either switch the door opener or manually lift it. The lifting can be through the chain, screw or belt.
With or without windows, sectional doors are available. Several shapes can be included in the doors for up to the arched and square. There are numerous styles for decorating them as well and this span from traditional to contemporary. There is availability for the sectional doors in the carriage house style that is very popular. They work same as the sectional doors but look like the swing style type of doors.
Garage Door Materials
Garage doors, like the entry doors, can also be made of wood, aluminum, steel, fiberglass as well as wood composite. The wood look is the most popular no matter what the material will be.
The best garage door made of steel are made of two main layers that are galvanized with steel, the surface is primed and also painted with a topcoat finish that is a composite material. They can as well be painted so that they can match the color of the home. The disadvantage is that they can get corroded at the lower level especially in situations where homes are very near to coastal regions.
These doors are made of layers to prevent warping from occurring. Woods that are made can include redwood, cedar, and meranti. They can be factory painted or stained or finished on the job site.