There was a time when people used to have big manual doors but these days when you look at the doors then, you will see a drastic change in designs, style and technology of these doors. There is a long journey which garage door industry has done in past few years. Unfortunately this industry is not very keenly looked after by government authorities but still technology has revolutionized this whole industry. Technology has not only improved door designs aesthetically but new and advanced features have also made these doors very secure than before. The price of those big manual doors was also high because some very expensive materials like wood were used in those doors and that too in large amount but still those doors were not very attractive and very difficult to use.
On the other hand the modern types of garage doors are very convenient to use and most importantly they are very cost effective and they do not pose any extra price. In most installed doors overhead carriage garage doors are on top because of their elegant looks and versatile nature. You can get overhead garage doors in any material you like and any opening mechanism which you can install except roller mechanism. Overhead carriage garage doors are made of one single big block of wood or steel or any other material which you use. They swing up in front of the garage and then open in the celling of the garage. This opening method of theirs demands some extra space in front of the garage. These are best suited for garages which are little spacious in nature and you always need to part your car at a distance from these doors.
Another type of carriage garage doors is sectional garage doors. These doors are made of small sectional blocks of wood or any other material which you choose. These doors are made to cover the shortcoming of overhead door which is the requirement of extra space for opening and closing. You can install rolling mechanism in sectional doors which does not require even an inch of extra space in the garage to open and close. It is opened straight up in the ceiling around a drum but it also has one drawback as you cannot install any window in this type of door. It is very difficult to make window in small sectional blocks of the door but overall it is best suited for smaller garages which are made exactly according to the car’s size.
These advanced doors come with very advanced security systems. In the past few years there has been an increase in the number of burglaries in United States and most of these burglaries are done through garages. This demands some extra security because simple alarm will not do the trick for you these days. Security systems like thumb scanning and voice recognition can be installed in all of the above mentioned door types. So you always should look to make your security invincible and especially garage because it protects the most expensive thing of your house which is your car.