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Which type of garage door is right for you?

If you are thinking of having a new garage door installed, you’ll need to make a decision on the type. At Wessex Garage Doors we offer three main types of garage door – roller, sectional and up and over. Each has its own positives and negatives so it will come down to which type is best suited for your requirements. All of the types can be automated, but they do have differences. Here are their details of the door types and why each one might be suitable for you:


Roller Garage Doors

Roller garage doors are common in the UK as they are possible to fit in almost any kind of garage. This style of door opens vertically, which means you can have the full use of your driveway while still being able to open the door completely. And inside the garage the mechanism ensures that you have the maximum floor space available – however, you will need plenty of headroom in order to accommodate the roll.


Sectional Garage Doors

Like rollers, sectional garage doors open vertically which means that you can drive right up to the door. This means that you can utilise more internal space. This type of door also requires less headroom due to the way the door is stored – and it gives you as much useable internal space as possible. It should be noted that you will need to have enough space inside for the runners. Sectional doors are strong and well insulated, making them suitable for garages with direct access to the home.

Up and Over

GRP Up and Over Garage Door

Up and over doors are very popular in the UK. They are simple and easy to use, and as they are a single solid door they provide excellent security. However, it should be noted that the natural swinging action of the door does take up space, so you need to have enough room on your driveway to carry it out without hitting anything or damaging your car.

If you’re still not sure which kind of door might perfect for you, please don’t hesitate to get in contact us here at Wessex Garage Doors. You can talk to a friendly member of the team by calling 0800 161 3733 or by emailing

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