How to Choose Between a Roller or Sectional Door

Get a Free Quote

glass garage door encino

How to Choose Between a Roller or Sectional Door

A garage door is a form of enclosure that provides an enclosed area for parking and storage. It usually comprises one or more sliding, folding, or swinging panels to provide access to the covered space. A sectional door is a type of garage door with panel(s) that are mounted on rollers and can be easily moved up and down using some sort of lever. Because it has a lightweight construction, this sort of garage door is frequently constructed out of steel and aluminum materials. Sectional doors may also have a window in them if desired by the buyer or user. Roller doors are often used as garages for large trucks due to their ability to carry heavy loads with ease without sacrificing any efficiency in their use as a parking space.

A sectional door, on the other hand, is typically used for small to medium-sized vehicles. There are many different types of materials that can be used to make garage doors. Wood is a very common material because it adds overall value to your property by increasing its overall value and making it look more aesthetically pleasing. Some wood panels have windows in them so you can see what is inside without having to open the main door. Metal is another popular option for garage doors because it holds up well against inclement weather conditions like heavy rain or snow, but doesn’t require any maintenance over time.

Sectional doors are often more expensive than roller doors

We all know that roller doors are easier to install than sectional doors. But what most people don’t know is that if you’re looking for better insulation, then a sectional door is the way to go. Most roller doors have gaps at the top and bottom of the track which allow airflow in and out of your home or office space. This can be an even bigger problem during wintertime because cold air will easily seep through these openings. A sectional door on the other hand has no open spaces, making it more insulated against outside weather conditions. Roller doors also tend to make noise as they roll up or down which could bother some homeowners who want complete silence at night time while sleeping or working late into the evening hours.

Sectional door frames can be customized to fit your home's exterior design while roller door frames cannot

Sectional door frames can be customized to fit your home’s exterior design while roller door frames cannot. Sectional doors are more expensive than roller doors, but they also provide a higher degree of protection and better insulation. Sectional doors come in many different styles, sizes, and colors; you can even choose from different interior hardware options such as locksets or handles. Sectional doors offer an aesthetic advantage by adding architectural detail to the façade of your home that is not found with most other types of storm-protection gates. Another upside to sectional storm-protection gates is that they do not require a concrete slab for installation and usually only need about 10 inches between the ground and the bottom of each frame section when installed on a concrete slab.

Garage Door and Gate Repairs & Installations North Hollywood

Sectional doors typically have a longer lifespan than roller doors

Sectional doors typically have a longer lifespan than roller doors. Roller doors are more vulnerable to heavy winds and other environmental factors that can cause them to fail faster than sectional doors. Sectional doors also provide better protection against break-ins because it’s much harder for intruders to get through the door quickly enough before it shuts automatically. With these two major advantages, you’re sure to save money in the long run by installing sectional rather than roller garage door systems in your home.

Sectional door tracks can be easily adjusted for height or width if needed

It’s important to know that sectional door tracks can be easily adjusted for height or width if needed. For example, you could find yourself in a position where the door is too low and needs to be raised. Perhaps you need to make it wider so there isn’t as much of an opening on your wall when the door is open. Whatever the situation, changing the height or width of a track is not difficult at all! Simply remove one of the screws securing it in place, then replace it with another length of metal that will help raise or widen the track until you reach your desired dimensions.

As a result, you’ll never have any problems finding what suits your demands finest. With virtually any sort of hollow-panel sectional door, including plain panels, mullion panels, or even glass doors, the sectional door track can be utilized. Steel is more popular than aluminum since it is stronger. The rails are only available in white paint finish but maybe powder-coated if desired for an extra charge.

There is less risk of damage with sectional doors because the track system is on the inside of the frame

The main advantage of sectional doors is the track system, which is on the inside of the frame. This means that when you open a sectional door, it does not protrude into an area where someone may be walking or working. The same cannot be said for most other types of doors with tracks on the outside of them; they can cause injuries to people and damage property if left unattended and in motion, while open. Sectional Doors also offer more security because their hinges are welded to one side and secured by screws at each end. Hinges on non-sectional doors usually attach with pins or nails that can loosen over time leading to greater risk due to lack of stability. Non-sectional doors also tend to separate at the center of the door more often than sectional doors.

If you are replacing your garage door or gate opener, thinking of upgrading it, or installing one for the first time, you should consider all your options. Call the professionals today at 747-261-0570 to schedule a consultation.

ALL Garage Doors and Gates is family owned in the heart of North Hollywood, CA with years of experience in the garage door and gate industry. Taking the experience and knowledge with each year that passes, our company has one goal: building our client long term relationships ethically and professionally. 

Trust in our professionals that we will go above and beyond to manufacture the perfect new garage door or gate for your home. All our repair services come with warranties and you can be sure you are in good hands. We will do all we can to make sure you are fully satisfied with our garage door and gate services.

Any Questions? Drop Us A Line.

What Our Clients Say

Maya RozovMaya Rozov
19:22 25 Mar 22
We absolutely love our garage door! We’re slowly updating and remodeling our house and this is by far one of the best experiences we’ve had with a vendor! They provided not only the best price, but the team was so professional, nice, easy to work with, accommodating and also funny and enjoyable to work with! We will definitely be using them again for when we replace our gate and I will highly recommend them to anyone who needs a garage door or gate in the future!!
sharon kaufmansharon kaufman
23:52 24 Mar 22
I had the most amazing experience with All Garage Doors and Gates!!! I had an emergency with my garage door where it almost dropped down on my car. A part was loose and the emergency lever was loose. I called them right away and Aidan was at my home within the hour. I can't believe how quickly he was able to help and fix the broken part. He is kind, compassion and a pleasure to be around. I will be calling him right away when I have any other issues going forward. I highly recommend this Garage Door company. Amazing service and super caring people!!!!
Marian EmmaMarian Emma
01:46 01 Mar 22
Best company to call for help when the garage door is stuck. Eli came out within an hour in the evening time and changed out the broken springs. He also checked out the other parts of the door and the opener to make sure everything was working fine. Gave me tips on caring for the springs in the future. Very honest and great pricing.
Paige ParkerPaige Parker
15:54 25 Jan 22
The whole experience was great. They arrived came up with a plan to work with my low ceiling Garage door and provided the quote quickly. Once I gave the go ahead the door arrived sooner than expected and installation was great. I would definitely use them again. As a plus, more professional and less expensive than the other quote I got.I will use them agai.
Eran HEran H
22:21 11 Jan 22
Thank you ALL Garage Doors and Gates. I live out of state and Dana and her crew have always taken care of my garage door repair issues on my properties. Never had a worry and always a perfect job! Best garage door repair company in North Hollywood - highly recommend them on.. very reliable and professional 👍
MJ MadisonMJ Madison
19:27 03 Jan 22
My experience with ALL Garage has been fantastic. Dana was very responsive and easy to work with. She was very understanding with all my changes. I really had a hard time just getting a quote from other companies. I don't understand why some companies would take the trouble to send someone out and not just send a quote. I was super happy with this company. They were happy to clarify things with me about the project and made sure I understood the scope of work. Thank You ALL GARAGE DOORS and GATES!!
js_loader