The canopy up and over door is superb for homes in York

08/08/2014

For years the canopy style up and over garage door has been the most popular in York, providing security and ease of use for a great low price.

With that in mind, our leading garage door engineers have taken an in depth look at the benefits of canopy up and over garage doors. In the article below we will explain why they are easy to install and how they can survive the test of time.

Interesting Facts:
• This type of door comes in a built in frame and because they are just one single pane, they are also known as a one piece garage door.
• Uses a torsion spring which is under tension and can be constricted to carry the weight of the door The Torsion spring is anchored to the door with cables running down the sides. Some problems can arise if these snap.
• The door gets its unique name because it forms a canopy when the door is open, not fully retracting into the garage.

Energy efficiency
These doors are not the most energy efficient, and do not come insulated as a general rule like the sectional doors. Also, because they swing outwards, the bottom has no seal fitted to it. This means that it does not provide such a high quality energy efficiency rating as air can escape through the sides and the bottom of the door. If you were considering working inside your garage with the door closed, you may want to choose a different door.

Electronic/ Automatic operation
Although electronic operation can be added it is very difficult and will limit the internal garage space you have. Due to the weight distribution of the door, a conventional system cannot be used as they require pushing from towards the front (bottom part of the door). A differing system called the bow arm can be added however, this is often not chosen and a different door or manual operation is preferred.

Practicality
The door is extremely practical in terms of both use and installation. Because it comes in one complete unit, it is a cheaper model which can be installed quickly. If you have a problem with your garage door in York and need an immediate replacement, this would be the perfect option.

Also, because of the way they fit, they allow for full drive through width. This is very important as modern day cars are getting wider.

If you would like any further information on why the canopy up and over garage door is popular in York, or to discuss personal preferences, please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our team by calling us on 01904 275 182.


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