The different types of garage door


Here at York Garage Doors, we have been providing York and the surrounding areas with Europe’s finest quality garage doors for the past 30 years. This experience has given us the knowledge and skillset to be able to advise our customers on what garage door is best for their home as it can be quite a daunting task. With so many different types, colours and finishes available to you, it can be quite the task.

In this article, we’re going to be stripping it back to the basics and sharing some key information with you to help simplify the whole process of purchasing a brand-new garage door for your home.


The roller garage door is well-known for its ability to save you a whole load of space inside your garage. This is down to the way it operates – the door is made up from multiple slats which are tightly compact together and then roll up and around a drum stored in a box, stored above the door’s opening. Minimal space is needed unlike the sectional or up and over garage door which require the ceiling space to store the door once open.

Not only is it a great space-saver, but a secure garage door with fantastic insulation properties. Here at York Garage Doors, electric operation comes as standard with a roller garage door which enhances its security even further as it removes the need for any access points such as a handle or lock.

Features & benefits

  • Wide range of colours
  • Wind locks in stock
  • 10-year warranty
  • Fits almost any opening
  • Manual operation also available

Up and over

Our up and over garage doors are one of our most popular products, and it’s easy to see why. They’re attractive, durable, secure and extremely reliable since they are the ‘traditional’ garage door and have been round for years.

The operation is pretty self-explanatory, the door goes up and over the opening and is stored parallel to the ceiling – the only downside is the fact the door swings out meaning you have to be careful how close you park your car.

Features & benefits

  • Superlative quality and finish
  • Range of colours and finishes
  • Highly-secure four-point locking system
  • Available in electric or manual operation
  • 10-year warranty


The most popular garage door at York Garage Doors (and the UK) – the sectional garage door is attractive, elegant, a great insulator and extremely secure (essentially everything you need from a garage door).

Another great advantage to investing in a sectional garage door is although is opens vertically like an up and over garage door, it doesn’t swing out, meaning you can park your car however close you like. This is thanks to the multiple panels that the door is made up of which bend over the tracks which transition from vertical to horizontal so the door can slide back through the roof.

Features & benefits

  • Large number of colours in stock
  • 10-year warranty
  • Manual or electric operation available
  • Choice of Georgian or ribbed panels
  • Three different types of insulation.

Side hinged

Arguably the most attractive type of garage door, the side hinged can add that little bit class and style to your home’s exterior. Perfect for a home with a traditional look in a rural location, the door is also available in aluminium and timber and the hinge can be in the middle of the door or to the side.

Side hinged doors are available with electric operation but are fitted manually as standard.

Features & benefits

  • Conventional yet stylish
  • Manual or electric operation
  • Over 200 colours available
  • Choice of horizontal, vertical or diagonal rib designs
  • Available in wood effect colour options or solid timber

York Garage Doors have been established for more than 30 years and during this time have built up an unrivalled reputation for providing a high-quality service at a competitive price. If you are considering replacing your garage door and would like some expert advice please get in touch now by calling 01904 275 182.

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  • Over 30 years garage door experience

  • Competitive prices to suit all budgets

  • Local, professionally trained York engineers

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  • Proven track record in York

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