An Unbiased Review: The Pros and Cons of Sectional Garage Doors
Many homeowners across the UK have fallen head over heels in love with the sectional garage doors – and its clear to see why! They’re incredibly stylish, functional and durable. Due to their popularity, they are easily recognised and will therefore add the all-important “curb appeal” factor that can evidently boost a home’s resale value.
Now, we are not going to sit here and tell you how amazing sectional garage doors are without being honest and truthful to you and explaining the cons that are associated with these types of garage doors. Here’s what you should take into consideration if you are thinking of having a sectional garage door stalled in your home:
The Pros of Sectional Garage Doors
As stated above, sectional doors are appealing and very easy on the eye; they’re available in a large range of different designs, finishes, colours and materials. If you want to add a bit of esthetical or add in some functional purposes, you may add in windows.
Unlike hinged garage doors, sectional garage doors do not need the extra space to accommodate the door. In fact, you can park your car right up to the garage door without affecting its ability to open and close. This is extremely important for homeowners who have a smaller garage with a larger car.
Sectional garage doors are very quiet, meaning that they will open and close smoothly with barely any sound. This may not seem that important, but when you think about all of the times you open and close your garage door, it may soon become your favourite feature – especially if you’re opening and closing at all hours of the night!
Sectional garage doors have rubber seals on the perimeter, meaning it will help prevent any drafts from seeping through and will therefore help towards your electricity bills. For example, the rubber seals will help prevent cold air from coming into the garage in the winter and cold air from escaping the garage in the summer.
To enable an easier opening and closing method for your garage door you can simply add an automatic garage door opener. This will be especially handy for those times when it rains (which is often) or even when it snows (not quite so often). Plus, it’s not compulsory to install an automatic garage door when you first install your sectional garage door, this can be installed by a professional at a later date of your choice.
The Cons of Sectional Garage Doors
So here’s the part where we become brutally honest!
Sectional garage doors use horizontal tracks which do unfortunately, take up quite some room from the ceiling. Most homeowners however, will not see this as a drawback due to the fact that the floor space they gain outweighs the con of having lost some ceiling space.
More Bits And Pieces
Sectional garage doors do typically have a lot more parts and components than the typical standard hinged garage doors. This highlights the importance of regular maintenance and preventive measures to ensure that all components are properly lubricated and looked after.
Generally, sectional garage doors will hit your wallets a little harder than standard hinged garage doors (in assumption the same quality materials and features are all the same). However, in all fairness, sectional garage doors will add value to your home if you decide to resell on later and so therefore, they are in fact a very good investment – some homeowners admit that they wouldn’t even consider making an offer on a home without sectional garage doors!
Questions about Sectional Garage Doors?
So that’s it, we’ve been brutally honest about sectional garage doors. In all of our advice, we will always put your needs first and will always look to find you a product that will suit you and your family.
Remember, the garage door you choose will need to be one that fits you budget in addition to your needs and that it will provide you with decades of hassle-free operation. Whether you decide to go ahead with the sectional garage door or any other kind of door, please do give us a call today and we will give you clear, unbiased information and advice so that you can make the right decision.
If you have any questions in regards to garage doors in general, again, please do not hesitate to give us a call!
Remember – we are here to help YOU!
The Doormatic Team