GARAGE DOOR TYPES (MECHANISMS)

Garage door types is our help page to assist you in deciding which door mechanism will best suit your purposes.

We have working displays of all these mechanisms at our Billinghay Showroom as well as Steel Swing Doors.

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Canopy Doors

Retractable Doors

A "one Piece" CANOPY DOOR opens to form a canopy.
When open approx 1 third of the door protrudes out of the garage.
The door is lifted by Wires and is considered to be the "basic" and cheepest garage door, although the majority of houses in the UK have this mechanism. Because of the way this door operates We believe it is not really suitable for automation.
A "one Piece" RETRACTABLE DOOR retracts completely into the garage roof space. (dependant on the door size). The door is lifted by springs rather than wires. Available in single or double width doors they are perfectly suitable for Automation
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Insulated Sectional Doors

Insulated Roller Doors

An Insulated SECTIONAL DOOR is made of 4 pieces that rise vertically and "fold" into the roof space. When in the roof space they join together again. The panels join together with "tongue and groove" joints. We believe they are the ultimate garage door in terms of strength and security! They are available in three Horizontal Slatted designs or Georgian squares and are 40mm thick and are perfect for automation.
An Insulated ROLLER DOOR is made up of lots of Slats 77 mm High. They Rise vertically and roll into a "Ball" therefore eliminating the need to have any tracks in the roof space. The insulated slats are approx 12mm thick.