Types of Garage Doors: Which is Right for Your Home?

If you're in the market for a new garage door, it is important to choose the right type for your home. There are a many different options to choose from, and each has its own benefits and drawbacks. Here is a breakdown of six of the most common types of garage doors, so you can decide which one is right for your home.


1. Sectional Garage Doors

Garage doors come in many different shapes and sizes, but one of the most popular types is the sectional garage door. These are far and away the most popular style installed on most homes. This type of garage door is made up of several panels that slide up and down to open and close the door. Sectional garage doors are a great option for many homes because they are easy to operate and provide a high level of security. They are also available in a variety of materials, including wood, steel, and aluminum, so you can find one that fits your style and budget. Whether you're looking for a traditional garage door or something more modern, a sectional garage door could be the perfect option for your home. 


2. Roll-Up Garage Doors

Roll-up garage doors are excellent for a number of reasons. First, they are very easy to use. Most roll-up garage doors can be operated with just one hand, making them ideal for busy families who do not have time to fiddle with a heavy garage door and difficult locking mechanism. Second, roll-up garage doors are very space-efficient. When not in use, they take up far less space than other types of garage doors, such as swing-outs or sectional doors. Finally, roll-up garage doors are very secure. They can be equipped with a variety of locks and security features, making them more difficult to break into than other types of garage doors. For these reasons and more, roll-up garage doors are an excellent choice for any home. 


3. Carriage-Style Garage Doors

Carriage-style garage doors are a popular choice for many homeowners. Unlike traditional garage doors, carriage-style garage doors consist of two panels that hinge along the sides. This allows them to open outward, much like a pair of doors on a carriage. Carriage-style garage doors can be made of wood, steel, or fiberglass, and they come in a variety of styles and colors. In addition to their aesthetic appeal, carriage-style garage doors are also known for their durability and energy efficiency. If you are considering this type of garage door for your home, be sure to consult with a professional to ensure that it will meet your needs and budget. A professional can also help you find the exact model, style, and color that suits your home.  


4. Folding Garage Doors

Folding garage doors are made up of a series of panels that hinge together. When opened, the panels fold back on themselves, creating an opening that is twice the width of the door. This allows for easy access to your garage, and it also makes for a very striking visual effect. Folding garage doors are available in a variety of materials as well, including wood, metal, and fiberglass. They can also be customized with a variety of style options, making them a truly unique addition to any home. 


5. Canopy Garage Doors

Canopy garage doors are a variation of the standard garage door. Instead of opening directly into the garage, they open outward and away from the garage, creating a "canopy" over the doorway. Canopy garage doors have several advantages over standard garage doors. They are easier to open and close, and they provide better ventilation and natural light inside the garage. In addition, canopy garage doors can be more aesthetically pleasing than standard garage doors, making them a good choice for homes with front-facing garages. An added bonus is that they can provide an extra covered space to hang out on rainy days. 


6. Sliding Garage Doors

Sliding garage doors are a great way to save space in your garage. Instead of swinging out, they slide along a wall, making them an excellent option if you have limited space. They're also very easy to operate - simply open them up and they will glide smoothly along the track. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before choosing a sliding garage door. First, make sure that the door is made of sturdy materials that can withstand heavy use. Second, check to see that the door seal is tight so that weather and pests can't get into your garage. And finally, be sure to get a door that's the right size for your garage - you don't want it to be too small or too large. With these guidelines in mind and a conversation with a professional, you will be sure to find the perfect sliding garage door for your home. 


Working With Love Garage Doors

At Love Garage Doors, we are passionate about helping our customers find the right garage door for their home and maintaining them along the way. We offer a wide range of services to meet your needs, from new door installation to annual maintenance checks and repair services. Our friendly team is here to help you get the most out of door, so give us a call today at 316-260-8049 and let us partner with you in your journey to find your next garage door.  

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What our customers are saying...

Lonnie is a subject matter expert concerning all things garage doors! He’s absolutely the best garage door repairman I’ve used to date. A clear, concise, transparent business model with the warranty to back his work. I highly recommend this local, small business veteran for all future garage door installations and repair.

~ Seth Thomas

Lonny came out in the evening to look at my old garage door that was janky at best. He gave me options of what he could do to make it better, including installing safety cables that were missing. In the end, I decided a replacement was my best choice. He installed it on a Saturday and did a fantastic job. He kept me updated throughout the day as the project went on. I don’t write reviews very often but wanted to tell others how impressed I was. The pricing was very fair I am very happy with the product.

In these troubling times of deceitful business practices and double talk, it is a Blessing to know that honest (Godly) people still exist. To state that Love Garage Doors does excellent work is not enough. If you choose to ask Lonnie "silly" questions, he will patiently take time to smile and give you answers and good ideas. His prices are competitive and his work is steady and true. He sets the bar high for others who compete!

~ Peggy Miles

Totally professional, terrific pricing and great expertise. No hidden charges. I had a complete garage door motor replaced, installation of a keypad and new clickers and new wall button. Lonnie explained every part of the process beforehand and when he left after only a couple of short hours - everything worked perfectly. I'm thrilled. Great company. Thanks again. You guys rock.

~ Tammey Stubbs

What People Say About Us - Reviews

Our spring broke on our garage door and we were able to get it fixed quickly and professionally on a Saturday! We recommend Love Garage Doors!
I first called Lonnie to install 4 large overhead doors on our new shop. He was always on time, hard working and prices very fair. He take his trade serious and knows all for garage doors. This last week after a late dinner out, the 18x7 on the house broke a torsion spring. Call Lonnie and he came over, went to the store for new springs and did it in short order. Again a very fair price and a happy customer.
Bob Mullen
Bob Mullen
The service was professional, prompt, and Informative. I now know what to expect from an older system. Could not have asked for more. Love Garage Doors gets a ten-plus rating and is number one in my book.
Matt Allred
Matt Allred
Lonnie is a very genuine and professional individual. I felt that he had treated me as if I was part of his Family. Very reasonable on the price and did not hesitate to come out and get our garage door working the same day I called. Excellent Service / Highly Recommend / Very Knowledgeable SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS
S Parsons
S Parsons
Lonnie is very personable and easy to work with. Great customer service and took the time to explain things to me so I knew what he was doing and got a better understanding of how everything works. Would definitely recommend. Thanks again Love Garage Doors!!
Rita Jack
Rita Jack
Lonnie was great needed garage door and opener replaced, his prices was great very comparable and reasonable. Lonnie explained everything thing we needed to know about new door and opener warranty. He knows what he is doing also professional and knowledgeable. Great and friendly customer service. Love my new garage door/opener I would highly recommend Love Garage Doors. If I could give him 10 stars I would.
Lonnie did such a great job repairing our garage door. You could tell he knew what he was doing and was going to do the job right. Our garage door is original to our 1950s home and he had no problem fixing it right up! His prices were very reasonable and he’s a very nice guy. Highly recommend.
Rudy Garcia
Rudy Garcia
Woke up early to a broken garage door spring, unable to get the cars out of the garage. I called and was able to schedule a repair within a few hours even though it was before 6 AM. Direct price quote over the phone, too. Great customer service. Lonnie is very knowledgeable in his craft and answered any questions I had. Definitely recommend Love Garage Doors.
Roxie Brotsky
Roxie Brotsky
We needed a repair done on our garage door and called Lonnie at Love Garage Doors. He came to our home at the scheduled time and did the repair. Lonnie was prompt, polite and competent. We will contact him if we are ever in need of another repair and we would recommend him to anyone.
Aaron Baker
Aaron Baker
GREAT service. Came same day, no questions asked. Worked on my door to solve the problem, rather than just offering a “new door” to fix the issue. I greatly appreciated the honest suggestions, feedback, and courteous service. I would not hesitate to call Love’s again in the future. If I have a door issue, you can bet they’ll be my first call.

What Should You Consider When Choosing A New Garage Door?

Like any other home maintenance service like a new roof, your budget is one of the first things you want to consider when choosing a new garage door.

Why Should A Professional Install Your Door?

A professional knows the best qualities of a garage door and which features will work best for your home. Love Garage Doors, LLC works tirelessly to get the garage door tailored for your situation. We’re experts at garage door installation. We can reprogram openers, replace broken springs, and reattach cables when needed. When you want safe and quality garage door installation services, look no further; we have 25 years of mechanical experience.

Love Garage Doors has the equipment, skills, and experience to get quality results every time. We're not finished until each customer's needs have been met. We’re a good, old-fashioned, locally owned business that still believes in making friends with customers. Contact us at (316) 409-7313 to request an estimate.

Do you need a new garage door for your home or business? Before installing residential or commercial garage doors, a few things to consider are the door type, the material, the style, and, lastly, your budget. You should hire a professional for the installation process because it can be dangerous.

Our company services Wichita, KS, and the surrounding communities. More importantly, our customers trust Love Garage Doors, LLC. We only provide quality garage door repair and installation services. Also, we work with trusted manufacturers to provide our customers with the best quality garage doors and door products.

Our trained and experienced team safely installs garage doors that exceed customer expectations. The goal is to help our customers enhance the look and functionality of their homes or businesses, plus save money in the long run by offering the best garage installation services.

At Love Garage Door, LLC., we understand how choosing the best garage door, garage door opener, and other parts can be stressful. That’s why we will work with you every step of the way combining your preference and expertise.

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