The pros and cons of sectional garage doors

December 23, 2014

In the process of looking to replace your garage door? One type to consider is the sectional garage door. Here are some benefits and disadvantages.

The pros and cons of sectional garage doors

This particular type of garage door offers greater security, flexible insulation options, is the most cost effective and caters to a larger range of sizes. However, with benefits comes disadvantages. Here are some benefits and disadvantages of sectional garage door to consider.


  • One of it’s biggest features is its "no swing out" opening and closing mechanism. Its smooth rising and lowering properties work via four or more panels. They operate in vertical tracks that curve at the top into horizontal tracks following the garage roofline.
  • Spacing saving: The "no swing out" system allows sectional garage doors to offer homeowners more space in their garage as the doors open vertically and suspend under the garage ceiling.
  • Reliability: Sectional garage doors are very durable. The way in which each of the panels connect with the main garage door track helps make the door very secure when opened and closed.
  • Economical repairs: Because the whole door is made up of several panels, damage to a panel can easily be repaired without having to replace the entire door.
  • Versatile: Sectional garage doors can easily be converted to remote controlled. Both motorized and manual formats are effective and easy to use.
  • Cost effective: This type of garage door is one of the most economical options in the market.
  • Style/design variety to match your home: Sectional garage doors have attractive options to give you a sense of customizability. The wide range of colours and styles can provide homeowners with more options to find garage doors that best suit their house.


  • Allows dirt and dust into the garage: dirt and dust can easily travel into your garage through each of the panels/sections. This makes it difficult to maintain the cleanliness of your garage.
  • One of the biggest disadvantages with sectional garage doors is its high probability of becoming stuck when opened and closed. This is due to the panels/sections not working well together.
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