Everything You Need to Know About Sectional Garage Doors
If you’re looking for a brand new garage door, whether that’s because your current one is damaged or you’ve had it for a long time and want something fresh, one of our most popular and stylish choices is the sectional garage door.
There are so many garage door styles on the market today that it can be hard to keep up with which ones are best for your property. That’s why at Doormatic Garage Doors, we’ve created this thorough guide to sectional garage doors.
If you’re already familiar with sectional garage doors, then don’t delay — call us now and get your free quote. If you need to know more about this type of door before getting in touch, read on and get the low-down on this modern garage door choice.
What do sectional garage doors look like?
A sectional garage door is made up of a number of rectangular sections. Picture your traditional door, but broken up horizontally into several larger ribs that sit flush with one another. It’s a stylish option that is very popular right now, with the sleek ribs creating a contemporary look regardless of what colour you select.
Depending on what material you go for, you can get sectional garage doors with large, medium or small ribs. You can even get a Georgian wood-effect sectional door if you want to add a natural feel to this door type.
How much do sectional garage doors cost?
Garage door prices can vary a lot depending on a number of factors – including the size, manufacturer and features you want. With that being said, a rough guide for sectional garage door prices at Doormatic is as follows:
- Single £2,000 – £6,000
- Double £9,000 – £10,000
These are our estimated prices, but we always advise that you contact us to get your free, individual quote for your garage door for a more accurate price. Alternatively, use our garage door calculator for a ballpark figure before getting in touch.
How do sectional garage doors open?
In addition to how sleek they look, sectional garage doors also open in a smooth and satisfying way. Because the door is broken up into multiple ribs, it’s easy for the door to rise vertically, with each rib folding into the roof of your garage, while still remaining part of the whole. Suspended under your ceiling, they will then glide back down for an effortless closing action.
Sectional garage doors vs standard up and over garage doors
One thing people want to know about any garage door type is how it differs from the standard, up and over door type. Here are just some of the things that set the sectional garage door apart from a basic door, making them more appealing:
- The use of space – You can park right up to a sectional garage door and still open and close it without any risk of bumping your vehicle, unlike when you swing an up and over door outwards. The same goes for inside too, you can stack items right up to the inside of the door, with the sectional ribs rising straight upwards, unobstructed. That means you can use more of the space you have inside and out.
- The improved thermal efficiency – We all know that rising energy bills are a concern, but sectional garage doors can be paired with exceptional insulating materials. A double-skinned door means you can retain more heat and create a comfortable space compared to an up and over. It’s a great investment for your home long term.
- The range of choice – From the materials used to construct the door down to the colour or finish, you can easily customise a sectional garage door to your taste. That means whether you have an eye for style or just want to match the existing exterior of your home, you can achieve it with this door type.
Can a sectional garage door be automated?
Yes, you can absolutely automate a sectional garage door. In fact, it’s something a lot of people pair with this door type for that ultimate, silky-smooth functionality. At the press of a button you can gain access to your garage, without having to lift anything or strain yourself.
It’s little touches of luxury like this that make our garage doors so popular, but the choice is ultimately yours – we’re always happy to advise you on the practicality and pricing of such features.
Are sectional garage doors secure?
Yes, sectional garage doors are one of the most secure garage door styles. If security is high on the list of your priorities, then you can’t do much better than a sectional door. This is because, not only do we supply our garage doors from the leading manufacturers who use the highest quality materials, but the design itself is just so much more secure than others.
With fewer points to penetrate the door thanks to the flush finish – especially when fitted behind the edges of your garage frame – thieves and intruders will find it much harder to prise a gap or opening. The door is built of numerous ribs, too, which means they are secured together in more places for a stronger finish.
Combine all this with a robust locking system or remote control opening and you have something good enough to protect your valuables day and night.
Does a sectional garage door sound like the right style for you? Wherever you are in Surrey, Kent, Berkshire, Devon, Hampshire, West Sussex, London or Buckinghamshire, contact us today for a free quote from a garage door company with over 1000 positive reviews from customers on Checkatrade.