If you have been reading our blog, by now you are well-familiar with the fact that there are many factors to consider when choosing the right garage door. Another consideration that you must make is whether you want a single panel or sectional garage door. These days, sectional doors are more popular, but single panel doors had their time in the sun at one point, and still offer certain benefits. Single panel garage doors are just what the name suggests: single panels, which slide up into the garage ceiling when opened. While they have some advantages, they are not the right choice for everyone, so there are considerations to make. Regardless of the garage door you choose, Lifetime Garage Doors in Sarasota can install it for you. Here are some considerations to make when choosing between a single panel or sectional garage door:
Single panel garage doors are easier to install and involve fewer moving parts, so they are less expensive than sectional doors. Additionally, when you need garage door repair, such as replacing a garage door spring or cable, it will also cost less.
While there are a variety of materials to use for sectional garage doors, they are limited to materials that work well in 2-foot segments. With a single panel garage door, you can use any material your heart desires.
However, there are disadvantages to single panel garage doors. Because they use extension springs, single panel doors come with a greater safety risk. Extension springs are more susceptible to malfunction than torsion springs. It is important to keep your garage door springs very well-maintained for this reason.
Single panel garage doors require a few extra feet of room because the tilt has to come out of the driveway. If you need your driveway for parking space, a sectional garage door will be a better choice for you.
Whether you choose a single panel or sectional garage door, Lifetime Garage Doors can install it for you. Contact us today for a free quote!