Are you in the market for a new garage door? If so, there are many options to choose from when you are ready to upgrade. Often times, older homes have a single panel door because that was the only thing available. Now, homeowners enjoy sectional garage doors. So, what’s the difference between a single panel vs. sectional garage door?
Single Panel Door
A single panel model is made from one sheet of metal, wood, or other material. It is hung on a strong hinge and opens like a seesaw. When single panel doors first came into existence, they were operated manually. Now that so many homeowners have automatic doors, the design has been retrofitted to be attached to a track.
This style door is more difficult to find, therefore, making it costly. We generally see our customers with older home decide to stick with this type of model because it matches the style of their home.
Sectional Garage Door
Sectional panels are the most prevalent design for homeowners now. The panels are broken into sections so that the door will roll when it opens. This style is most popular now because it is easy to make it automatic. Since it hangs on tracks, it is already positioned to have a garage door opener installed to lift and close the door.
One of the most recent styles in garage doors is the carriage style. A carriage style door swings open like a barn door does. You would have two separate doors hung on the tracks. As the doors open, they slide along the tracks and swing into the yard.
This style is a more expensive option. For those that do not want to have true carriage style doors, they can opt for a faux look. You can get a single panel or sectional door that is designed to look like carriage style doors.
Which Door is Right For You?
Since there are so many options for garage doors, it can be overwhelming to decide which make and model to go with. There are many things you will need to consider when making your selection. Here are a few points to consider when deciding the style design.
- Price- sectional doors are the lowest priced style compared to the other designs. However, if you have the budget, then you should choose what works best.
- Safety- most people consider a sectional door to be the safest option. The single panel model can hit your shins when you open it. The carriage style can hit things that get too close when they swing out.
- Style- ultimately, you should choose a style that is best for your home.
Call Today For Door Styles
If you are ready to purchase new equipment, call us today. We have a team that can answer your questions and help you make the right choice. Through an online catalog, you can choose the options that will give you the style you want.
Our team of professionals will install your new door when you are ready. Once it is delivered, we will come out and build your door on site. Call now so we can get the process started.