Garage Doors Materials :
- Wood : Not widely used in garage doors, this material requires regular maintenance.
- Aluminum : This material is mainly used for roll-up doors. It offers rigidity, lightness and maneuverability.
- Steel : The most popular material for sectional and overhead garage doors. This type of door is made up of insulated panels and two treated steel strips. Resists both bad weather and shocks.
- PVC : Less widespread because less resistant to shocks, PVC is however light, economical and very easy to handle.
Our advice : Depending on the material chosen, your garage door will be more or less efficient in terms of insulation. Prefer a sectional garage door with ceiling discharge or an overhead door with panels 40 mm thick for better thermal insulation.
The type of opening
You have the material, now let’s see the different opening options for your garage door:
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Sectional ceiling door: the best thermal performance.
- Preservation of the entire width of your garage.
- Perfect for large openings and narrow spaces. In fact, the door panels slide in rails to fit horizontally to the ceiling.
- High thermal performance, thanks to the ultra-insulating 40 mm panel.
- “Connected home” compatible.
- The sectional opening requires freeing the ceiling.
- Without a gate (optional), access to the garage requires full opening so as not to have to bend down.
Side sectional door: space saving on the ceiling and practical for pedestrian opening.
This sectional panel door opens and stores along the interior wall of your garage. As a result, you can use the entire height of your garage which remains completely clear . In addition, this door offers you pedestrian access much cheaper than the traditional gate.
- Small footprint: takes only 100 mm along the wall
- Motorized door with integrated pedestrian opening.
- Pedestrian crossing without full opening
- Compatible with large openings
- “Connected home” compatible
- The side opening requires freeing the section of wall where the door will push back.
Rolling door: the most aesthetic and the least bulky inside your garage.
- The smallest interior footprint: it optimizes garage space, it is preferred for small and cluttered surfaces.
- Little interior overflow
- Motorized door
- “Connected home” compatible
- The safe requires a lintel drop of up to 40 cm.
- Access to the garage requires full opening so as not to have to bend down.
Up-and-over door: a good solution if you want a wicket door.
- Takes up little space
- Easy to automate
- Not suitable for lower garages
- May interfere if the garage is directly on the road
Hinged door: an authentic style garage door
- Does not take up space inside the garden
- Can be automated
- Overflows on the outside
- Poor thermal insulation quality
- Not suitable for sloping walkways leading directly onto public roads.
Our advice : Depending on the space you have available for opening and the configuration of your garage (width of your vehicle + obstacles on the wall or on the side, drop of the lintel), choose the garage door that will suit your use. All the doors can also be motorized.