The basic purposes of garage doors are to protect as well as to add beauty to the garage.
Whenever you park your car in the garage you desire that it remains protected from the thieves or any other damage so these doors fulfill our basic purpose. These doors are mainly of four major types, rest your subtypes named differently due to the different types of material used, variety in the sizes, structures and the properties.
The major four garage doors types are up- and over doors, side-hung, roller and the sectional.
Roller garage doors are the doors that are made up of narrow strips of aluminum. Such type of doors is of great advantage to the people who live in houses with short driveways or have space problems. These doors just move in two directions that are downward and upward. Therefore they do not occupy space on either side of the door. In certain places where there are security purposes and less frequently at homes the automatic roller garage doors are used.
The other type is the up and over garage doors. They are very stylish in their structure as they swing outwards then up and parallel to the garage ceiling. These types of doors can only be used in big stores or companies where there is large parking area as these doors require a lot of space both at ground level as well as on the ceiling area.
The next type is the sectional garage doors which open by pulling them upwards. There this feature makes them different and beautiful. Swing garage doors are the doors that are traditionally used as garage door in homes and are hinged to the door opening of the garage. They require space to open and cannot be used at the places where there are short driveways.
All these doors have their own uniqueness, structure, features and beauty. The most important factor is that the owner must take care of its door and keep it protected and safe.