Sectional doors are made of separate panels that lift up and over and rest parallel with the garage ceiling. They comprise of between three to eight sections held together by hinges (which allows the door to ‘bend’) and held in place by brackets (which also show the door where to go up and over).
Sectional doors can also be called panel doors and can vary in size from 2100mm high x 2400mm wide to 2850mm high x 6530mm wide.
These are generally operated on a torsion spring system. Most are now operated automatically using a garage door opener, but all doors should be balanced so that they can be lifted manually.
- Sectional doors require no space outside of the door to open, so the car may park very close while waiting for the door to open
- The multiple panels mean there’s less pressure on the connection to the rail than for a monolithic door.
- If one panel is damaged, it’s easy to fix just this panel, making repairs affordable.
- Flexibility with materials used, east to provide practical things like security or ventilation or aesthetic finishes that match the house
- Sectional doors are more resistant to wind damage than roller doors.
- Very secure.