After about ten years of being used multiple times per day, every day, a garage door will show signs of wear and tear. Exposure to the elements, minor accidents from a ball or a bicycle, and other events can all lead to damaged panels. When you are prepared to have professionals come to your home and install a new garage door, there are many benefits to installing one that has a sectional construction.
Easier Entry and Exiting from the Garage
With a single-panel style of garage door, the entire door has to lift out and up in order to open it. This takes up a lot of space. If you have a small driveway or your garage opens up into an alley, you might not have enough space to back up and out of the way of the door. With a sectional garage door, the door lifts up in smaller sections. It does not extend outward from the frame of the garage, which conserves space.
Less Dust and Debris Entering the Garage
Since a sectional garage door does not have to open all the way outward, there is less open space for dust and debris to blow into the garage. These doors also help to reduce unwanted air exchange with the outdoors, which could reduce your home’s air conditioning costs and lower your carbon footprint. Your garage will also be quieter with a sectional door.
Fit Into Any Shape of Garage Door Opening
If you are building a new garage or remodeling your existing one, you might want to do something a little different. Perhaps you would like an arched or curved shape for the opening of your garage. A door with a single panel would not work with a curved opening, but a sectional door will. This gives you more flexibility for your garage’s aesthetics.