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Guildford Branch

Unit 9, Clasford Farm Stables,
Aldershot Road,

Tel: 01483 660 348


Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Sun: Closed

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Chalfont St. Peter Branch

25 Market Place,
Chalfont St. Peter,
Gerrard's Cross,
SL9 9DU.

Tel: 01753 377 254


Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Sun: Closed

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Garage Door Buyers Guide

Types of Garage Door Style - Buying Guide

Doormatic stock a diverse range of types of garage door styles that each come with their own benefits and considerations. So, if you’re deciding between a roller garage door or sectional, or perhaps an up & over vs side-hinged, read on in this buying guide to probe the available types available.

Roller Garage Doors

roller garage doors
  • A signature style of door.
  • Considering electric garage doors? Roller garage doors are easily automated.
  • Roller doors lift vertically upwards and curl above the opening to make for a compact, space-saving option that’s useful for homes with a short or narrow driveway.
  • They can be fitted with or without an overhead box depending on how much headroom you require.
  • Damaged slats can be easily replaced without the expense of replacing the entire door.

Take a look at our range of roller garage doors for inspiration.


Up & Over Garage Doors

up and over garage doors
  • An unmistakable style of garage door, the up & over operates as you would expect; as one piece sliding up and over the entry way before tucking away against the garage ceiling.
  • A long-established, reliable design that is popular throughout the world.
  • Available in an array of finishes, colours and materials to make it easily personalisable.
  • Simple, straightforward and easy-to-operate.

Have a browse of our range of up and over garage doors for more info.


Sectional Garage Doors

sectional garage doors
  • Similar to up & over design; the main difference is they lift up in sections and curve up towards the roof. This gives them a space-saving edge in the sectional vs up & over battle, and is a useful trait for homeowners with limited driveway space.
  • Able to fit any dimension of garage door entrance space.
  • The design lacks penetration points for potential break-ins, making it one of the most secure garage door styles on the market.
  • Sectional garage doors are easily automated.

You can see the sectional garage doors we have to offer here.


Side-Hinged Garage Doors

Side-hinged garage doors
  • Opens in the fashion of a set of double doors, which boasts a quaint, traditional vibe.
  • Unique, attractive look that stands out from the the fray.
  • The side-hinged design is ideal for garages with high foot traffic.
  • We supply double skinned insulated steel side hinged doors from Carteck, Ryterna and Hormann - the construction of these doors allows robust locking systems to be built, producing a strong and sturdy end result.
  • Easily custom-made, and can therefore be crafted to fit many entryway dimensions.
  • Smoother, quieter opening compared to other styles.

Take a look at the kind of side-hinged garage doors available in our section here.