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Sectional Overhead Doors

June 5, 2013 Posted by Sons 2010

Sectional Garage Doors IrelandFor over 10 years, Best Choice Garage Doors has proudly served as your first and best contractor of choice for best quality garage doors and systems for your private residence or commercial business. We have an experienced and dedicated team of professional installers ready to provide you with a garage door system that will provide dependable service for many years to come.

One of the most popular current trends is installing sectional overhead doors.  As suggested by the name, this type of garage door has hinged horizontal panels.  These panels operate vertically on a curved metal track, by means of several rollers. When fully opened, the door is positioned within the track horizontally above the vehicle. A sectional garage door is the perfect proven remedy for many of the most common problems faced by traditional garage doors.

The first chief advantage of installing sectional overhead doors is the efficient and practical use of the available space within your garage.  Garages are usually notoriously of limited space, so this is invaluable.

With a sectional garage door, there is no need for a door frame.  This allows for the widest possible door opening, making it easier to park your vehicle. Unlike a traditional swinging garage door, sectional overhead doors do not operate within the opening itself.  This means more safety on the exterior of the garage.  Neither vehicles nor people can be accidentally struck by a moving garage door.  This also means you can pull a vehicle right up to the garage door, giving you more driveway parking space.

A sectional garage door is also is by far the more convenient type.  This type of door is very easy to automate, unlike swinging garage doors. With a transmitter and receiver installed, the days of getting out and in and out again are over.

An automated door is not only much more convenient, it is also safer.  An automatic sectional garage door can be equipped with sensors that could detect if a vehicle, person, or pet was underneath the door during operation.  This is usually accomplished via an “electric eye” sensor, that will halt the descent of the door upon any trigger, or a pressure sensitive sensor.  A pressure sensitive sensor would be able to determine when there is appreciable impediment to closing.  If the door was descending and encountered sufficient resistance, i.e., a person or vehicle, then the door would automatically reverse the signal and go back up.

The mechanism of top quality sectional overhead doors is engineered in such a way to ensure smooth manual operation in the event of a loss of power.

Although the initial cost of a sectional garage door can be slightly higher than a swinging garage door, the long-term repair costs can be less. If a swinging door is bumped by an errant vehicle, many times, the entire door must be replaced as a unit.  Because sectional overhead doors come in separate panels, the repair or replacement can be often limited to just a single panel.   Also, when a swinging door is hit with enough force, it can damage the entire garage door frame.  Reframing can be a very expensive repair.  Under the same circumstance, a sectional garage door would only have damage to the panels that were struck.

Sectional overhead doors are also usually much more energy efficient than other, older garage doors.  A high quality sectional garage door can be insulated and weatherproof, with a special foam core that stops energy loss and even deadens sound.  After installing a modern insulated door, many customers find themselves converting the garage into an extra functional room.

A desirable side effect of the insulating foam is improved rigidity, strength, and durability.  The sectional garage door panels will be filled and supported by the foam, and this will mean longer product life, less repair costs, and even enhanced security.  Burglary is often considered to be a crime of opportunity, and prospective thieves will simply find the door to be too strong to permit an easy break-in.

Like the alternatives, a sectional garage door can be ordered or painted to come in a generous color palette, and can come in several styles that can perfectly complement the appearance and exterior décor of any home. A properly installed sectional garage door can give a home a “face lift” and provide a modern, updated look.

Best Choice Garage Doors specializes in the manufacture, custom fit, and installation of premium sectional overhead garage doors over the whole of Ireland, both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.  Because of our experience and expertise, we even offer repair service.  We keep a stock of most parts, and should the need ever arise; we can repair your sectional overhead garage door, in most cases within 24 hours.

Call today for a free consultation and quote (our phone number is on our website).