Up and over door popularity

31/05/2016

When it comes to garage doors, there are some types of doors that have stood the test of time and have remained consistently popular. One of these is the venerable up and over door, which are by far the most common type of garage door in the UK and make up a staggering 80% of garage doors in the USA.

The up and over door is named for the movement it makes when in operation. What exactly is it that makes them so popular, though? One reason for this may be that they are simple to manufacture thanks to their one piece panel construction.

Up and over doors fall into two different categories dependant on their operating mechanism: canopy and retractable. Canopy up and over doors contain mechanisms which causes the panel to protrude outside of the opening. Retractable up and over doors, meanwhile, retract into the garage. While the retractable variant is more suited to the remote control operation, canopy doors favour manual operation.

Both types of up and over door are incredibly cost-efficient, which is perhaps why they are so popular and have been so ubiquitous with garage doors for a long time. Canopy doors are cheaper than retractable doors, due largely to the latter’s electronic operation.

Another reason for their popularity may be due to the fact that they are so versatile. When it comes to material, up and over doors can be constructed from steel, fibreglass, Upvc and even timber – this makes them suitable for many different types of purposes, locations and weather conditions all while the price remains low.

At Bradford Garage Doors, we’ve seen many Yorkshire residents opt for up and over doors and they have been extremely satisfied with the results. Whether it is security, looks, or cost-efficiency you’re looking for, these types of doors can provide many great advantages. If you’d like to enquire about how we can help you, give us a call on 01274 352 303.


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