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Which Garage Door is Best for Small Garages?

15th May 2024

The garage: a space for our cars, a storage area for our belongings, and sometimes, even a makeshift workshop. We all agree every inch counts, especially when you have a small garage. The right garage door can significantly affect functionality and available space, that’s why it’s so important you pick the right garage door for your home.

Struggling to choose a garage door for your small garage? Compact spaces demand smart solutions, and Security Direct are here to provide them. This guide compares sectional and roller garage doors to help readers pick the best garage door types for any space-starved garage.

Roller Garage Doors: A Compact Solution

Roller garage doors could be your solution if you have a small garage. With their unique design that doesn’t require any extra space in front of the garage for opening, they’re a game-changer for garages where space is at a premium. These space saving garage doors roll up into a box at the top of the garage door opening, making them perfect for garages with limited ceiling space. In compact versions, roller garage doors can require as little as 205mm of headroom, leaving clear roof space for storage or other uses.

Compact Garage Door

But there’s more to roller garage doors than just their compact size. Thanks to features like remote control or smartphone app capabilities, operating these automated garage doors is a breeze. They also don’t require external swinging space to open, making them an excellent option for properties with limited driveway space.

Security shouldn’t be overlooked, either. Roller garage doors are constructed from robust materials like durable aluminium and designed with overlapping lathes, making them difficult to penetrate. So, if you’re looking for a garage door that combines space efficiency, ease of operation, and enhanced security, roller garage doors are well worth considering. You'll discover a range of roller garage doors at Security Direct, including our popular compact roller garage door, which is ideal for smaller garages. Alongside our great range of garage doors, we also stock an ultra-compact garage door which is suitable for garages where every bit of space matters. Get in touch with our expert customer service team to discuss your needs in greater detail.

Sectional Garage Doors: Flexibility and Functionality

We should also consider another garage door type ideal for small spaces: sectional garage doors. These doors open vertically, just like roller garage doors, ensuring space efficiency within small garages. They are a popular choice for homeowners due to their durability, security, and ease of use. These doors are made up of several horizontal panels that are hinged together, allowing them to easily move up and down along tracks. Sectional garage doors can be made from a variety of materials, including steel, aluminium, and wood, and can be customised to match the style of your home. They also offer insulation options to help keep your garage warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Many sectional garage doors come with automatic operation, making them convenient to use with just the touch of a button. So, if you’re looking for a garage door that offers flexibility and functionality, sectional garage doors are worth considering.

Customisation options

One size doesn’t fit all, especially when it comes to garage doors. A bespoke garage door can be a perfect fit for your small garage, making the most efficient use of the available area.

That’s why at Security Direct, we offer custom garage door sizes. Not only do custom-made garage doors fit perfectly, but they can also significantly improve security and insulation, contributing to a safer and more energy-efficient home. Request a quote today or get in touch to find out more.

Maintenance tips for longevity

To maximise the longevity and efficiency of your new garage door, it's essential to conduct regular inspections and maintenance checks. Consistent upkeep is key to ensuring optimal performance and extending the lifespan of your garage door. This includes:

Frequently checking for rust on tracks, chipped paint, and wear on hinges, rollers, and pulleys.

Regular cleaning of garage door tracks to prevent dirt buildup that can hamper the door’s operation.

Lubricating the moving parts of the garage door to reduce friction. Use a silicone or lithium spray lubricant for metal parts and penetrating oil for plastic parts.

Choosing the right garage door

With a selection of roller and sectional garage doors to choose from there’s no shortage of options when it comes to choosing a garage door for your small garage. It’s all about finding the perfect blend of functionality, space efficiency, and aesthetics. Remember, the right garage door can significantly enhance the functionality and available space of your small garage while also improving the security and energy efficiency of your home.

Take time to browse the entire line up of top quality garage doors available at Security Direct today, or contact us for more information. Our expert customer service team can help you select the roller garage door to suit your small garage today.

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