What are the benefits of up and over garage doors?

Posted on January 3, 2019 at 9:52 am

There are so many obvious benefits to up and over garage doors. Why else would they have been the main type of garage doors for homes in the UK for decades? Well here are just a few of the main advantages:

  • An anti-drop safety device.
  • No tracks running back into your garage.
  • Smooth rivet free panels.
  • A strong box section chassis. 
  • A durable powder coated finish.

Up and over garage doors are incredibly simple to operate and they’re also very low maintenance too, especially if you do not have them automated which is possible. Many people say these doors are rather outdated compared to roller garage doors, but they’re just different. They come with their own pros and cons. So for example, roller garage doors do not leave a great deal of space above, yet that’s not an issue with up and over garage doors. They allow you to store items like ladders to the top of the walls, still leaving a good amount of headroom for when you’re entering your garage. They are also very beautiful because they work as one single panel, so manufacturers can be more creative with their designs, not worrying about have multiple slats or panels.

In the UK, up and over doors are still one of the most common types and their popularity isn’t fading at all. If you want to buy a new garage door for your home, making it look more stylish and modern, up and over garage doors are fine options. That said, they also increase security too. Being incredibly difficult to break into, they’re usually constructed from steel or aluminium, so you get a good solid material to prevent people breaking in to your home. And because of the fact less maintenance is needed, you’ll like save considerable sums of money too. For example, with a roller or sectional garage door, you may need to pay out for servicing and minor repairs, especially if they’re automated. With a simple up and over door, you won’t have anything to do, other clean it from time to time. It’s simple, secure and strong, and that’s why it will continue to be a very popular kind of garage doo here in the UK.

Are there any drawbacks?

Well yes. If you have a short driveway, you may prefer a door that opens up rather than ‘up and over’ because then you can park the nose of your car right up to your garage door, which is not the case for this kind, as you have to have a good amount of space to operate it.

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