Introduction of new technology has made garage door industry very modern and advanced. Technology has not only made garage doors more secure than the past but they have also become lot more convenient and stylish. Manual and traditional looking two panel garage doors were installed in the past. There are two types of modern automated electric garage doors. Overhead and sectional are the two basic types which are further divided into subtypes. Bothe of these modern garage doors are equipped universal opener that is fully automated and remote control. Universal opener allows you to open these heavy looking garage doors with just a push of your finger. Overhead doors are in market prior to sectional doors which has made them little more popular. There is only one big panel of wood or any other material in overhead doors. Overhead garage doors were preferred with wood but these days metallic overhead doors are also popular because they are more reliable than wood. Canopy and retractable are two types of overhead doors. These two types have some similarities as they both need extra space for opening and closing. Canopy overhead garage doors are preferred with automated operation while retractable garage doors are preferred with manual operation.
They cannot be installed with smaller garage entrances. Sectional garage door is suitable choice for smaller and compact sized garages. These doors are specially designed for such smaller entrances. 8-10 small sectional blocks are used for making one complete sectional door. You can install them with any material but metal is preferred material. Folding sectional doors and rolling sectional doors are the two types of sectional doors. These doors have very compact opening and closing system which do not require any extra space for opening and closing. Drum mechanism is used for opening of rolling sectional doors. You can install universal opener in these garage doors and it makes it even more convenient for you. Sectional blocks roll around the drum and it is stored right above the door in the ceiling.
In folding sectional doors, whole door blocks are folded upon each other and they also reside above the door. Wood is not used in these doors frequently because when you use small blocks of wood, then, its reliability decreases even more. Sectional doors are more preferred due to their supreme looks and attractive designs. Overhead garage doors are less preferred due to their increased space requirements otherwise these doors are best suited for vintage looking homes. These days you do not have to worry about the heavy weight of overhead garage doors because you can install automated universal opener in these doors. These remote control opening mechanisms make these heavier doors very convenient and easy to use. You can also install all kinds of modern security systems to make your home secure. Their opening and closing approach is very elegant and good looking that enhances the overall home exterior and it helps you to increase overall value of your property.