Garage door industry has been revolutionized completely by ne and advanced technology introduction. This technology introduction has made garage doors very convenient, easy to use, secure and attractive in their appearance. In the past, manual garage doors were installed and these doors were traditional looking two panel doors with a manual lock installed on them. Modern and automated doors are very different from these doors because there are two major types of these doors. These types are overhead and sectional doors and these two types are further divided into many subtypes. Overhead garage doors are more popular than sectional doors.
Overhead garage doors are made of one single block of material and this material can be wood or any other metal. Wood is preferred material for these doors but these days, to increase the reliability, metallic overhead garage doors are also being used. These doors are further divided into two types which are canopy and retractable. Both of these types are very similar in their basic needs and they both require extra space in garage for opening and closing. Canopy overhead garage doors are preferred with automated operation while retractable overhead garage doors are more classic looking doors and people prefer to install them with manual operation. These doors are never suitable for smaller garages and they cannot be installed in smaller garages.
Now, if you have a compact garage then, you must install sectional garage door in it. Sectional garage doors are made specifically for compact looking and small sized garage entrances. These doors are made up of small sectional blocks and normally there are 8-10 blocks in one door. Metal is a preferred material for these doors while wooden sectional doors can also be installed. There are two further types of these doors which are folding sectional doors and rolling sectional garage doors. Both of these types can adjust in even the smallest of space and they do not require any extra space for opening and closing. Rolling doors are more in fashion and these doors use a drum mechanism for opening. All the sectional blocks are rolled around the drum which resides above the door. Similarly, if you select folding doors then, its sectional blocks fold against each other and reside above the door. Metal is preferred in these doors because reliability of wood decreases even more when you install it in small pieces but this is not the case with metal.
When you want an attractive garage door which can match perfectly with your overall exterior then, sectional doors are best suited because these doors are available in lots of innovative designs and attractive textures. They also look very elegant with their opening and closing approach which is very compact and good looking. Overhead garage doors are best suited for larger garage entrances and you cannot install them in smaller a garage which makes them less preferred but if you have a house with vintage exterior theme then, there is no better choice than overhead garage doors.