Types of Garage Doors and their Features

Garage doors are considered to be one of the biggest investments of property owners today. Since garage door companies can provide a list of different types of garage doors, from styles, designs, colors, and other features including security and safety, customers have a wide variety of choices to choose from.  As an owner, it is best to understand how these types differ from each other or how these garage doors are made of and function. In that case, you’ll be able to know which type of a garage door is perfect for your property.

Before making a decision it is better to consider some factors that can help you in choosing the type of door.

  • Choose a material that works for your climate
  • Wood garage doors are gorgeous but are an investment
  • Metal garage doors can be strong or lightweight in construction
  • Consider fiberglass doors for extreme temperature changes
  • Choose a style that matches the architecture of your home
  • Ensure your garage door has the safety requirements you need
  • Teach your family how to be safe around the garage door
  • Before selecting a garage – understand the maintenance required for upkeep
  • Adding unexpected curb appeal with your garage door façade
  • Choose a garage door that works well with your family lifestyle


Types of Garage Doors

Choosing the perfect garage door might be difficult as companies offer variety of styles. And, as an owner your garage door gives a big impact to the total beauty of your property. Here, we have compiled the six most common types of garage doors.

  • Sectional Garage Door

This is the most popular overhead doors as it does not require a lot of space during its movement, low maintenance and can be altered with the height, shapes, and designs. This type of door can be made of a variety of materials such as vinyl, aluminum, glass, and steel. So, owners can opt for the materials they want to use for their garage door. One of its advantages also is they are more resistant to wind damage. So this type of door is appropriate in areas that are prone to storm or typhoon with strong wind. It is one of the highly secured types of doors because of its closed structure and lack of penetration points.  

  •  Roll-Up Garage Doors

This type of overhead door is commonly used for commercial properties and warehouse. Yet, homeowners opt for this kind of overhead door for some reasons.

This is considered to be one of the most reliable overhead doors in protecting your property. Due to its solid built material, it is very unlikable to break in. Aside from that, this also helps in saving energy. Most of these doors come in excellent insulation system that helps in keeping heat or cold from getting inside the area. Roll-up doors can withstand any daily wear and tear and are also resistant to rust, yet due to its heavy-duty nature, it requires a lot of maintenance.

  • Wall-Mounted Garage Doors

When choosing for a garage door, go with the one that does not require a lot of space. Wall-mounted garage doors move side to the side making it possible to stack boxes or install ceiling-mounted shelving. Since all of the equipment is attached to the walls, installation is easy and fast. One of its advantages as well is, it requires less maintenance as its springs and other attachments rarely loosen.

  • Side-Hinged Garage doors

Side-hinged garage doors allow owners to access their property easily and quickly. This type of garage door can be resembled to a barn door, as it is also normally made from wood. It is considered to be a classic-traditional type of a garage door. This door offers convenience to its owner as it does not require lifting. It operates with just a simple handle or lock.

  • Canopy Garage Doors

This type of garage door uses a pivoting hinge mechanism that allows the door to slant into the garage. Canopy garage doors sit parallel to the garage ceiling and do not consume the whole width of the door. They are easy and quick to install, yet expensive when converted to a remote control door.

  • Retractable Garage Doors

Retractable garage doors operate similarly with canopy garage doors. However, this door requires approximately 1-meter clearance in front of the garage as it opens. They are quite easy to install and can be automated with any types of electric openers.


If you are planning to replace your garage door into a new one and need further information on which type of garage door suits you well, our staff will assist you with your preference. We also offer a variety of services to commercial establishments. Contact Inland Overhead Door company today.