Looking to upgrade your old, shabby garage door but don’t know where to start? There are many garage doors to choose from, with a wide range of features depending on the types of garage door that you choose. In this week’s blog, we take an in-depth look at all the different varieties of garage doors so you can decide once and for all which door would be perfect for you.

What Are The Different Types Of Garage Doors?
The options can be seemingly endless, but when it comes to garage doors you have several types to choose from:


Side Hinged

Once one of the most popular types of garage doors, a Side Hinged garage is split into two sections down the middle. Opening much like French Doors, these doors are perfect for smaller garages.

A Side Hinged garage door can be manufactured from a range of materials such as timber or steel and are the simplest garage door around. No part of a Side Hinged garage door enters your garage as the doors open outward saving you valuable space.



Rising in demand across the UK, Sectional garage doors are becoming increasingly common in British suburbs.

With Sectional doors, the garage door is split into panels, usually four or more. When opened these panels curve upwards to meet your garage’s roofline, saving you floor space. Automated for ease of access, these doors are useful for those looking for a neater garage door alternative.


Canopy Up and Over

The garage doors of old, Canopy Up and Over doors are the bulkier option to the more modern reincarnations of a garage door.

The door itself is built with a torsion spring and swings outwards when manually opened. This type of door has a size limit of around eight feet and so would only be an option for smaller garages.


Electric Roller Shutter Garage Doors

Revolutionising the garage door industry, Electric Roller Shutter Garage Doors are a modern alternative to a traditional garage door.

Remotely operated, an Electric Roller Door rolls away neatly and leaves you your entire floor space to use. Usually made from strong aluminium, these doors are among the safest and easiest to use thanks to their design.

Manufactured to fit openings big and small, a Roller Garage Door is the future of garage doors and are sweeping the nation, fast becoming a firm favourite amongst garage owners everywhere.


For more information on Roller Garage Doors, why not take a closer look at our website and discover more about Garolla Roller Garage Doors. As an industry leader, we specialise in designing, manufacturing and installing premium Roller Garage Doors at an unbeatable price. For a free quote you can visit our website here, alternatively, you can call a member of our customer care team on 0800 468 1982.