Torrance garage doors

Breaking Down the Different Types of Garage Doors 

Precision Garage Door of Torrance can install new garage doors that serve the needs of homeowners in Torrance, CA. If you have an old garage door that needs to be replaced or need a new one installed for a newly built home, our experts can help you choose the style that will be the right fit. We’ll explain all the pros and cons of each type of garage door to help make your choice easier.

Garage Door Types

 Different types of garage doors are made to open and close differently, and the types that you can choose from include:

 Sectional Roll-Up Doors – These doors are arguable the most popular types of garage doors and are comprised of individual sectional panels that have wheels on their sides. Whenever you open or close your garage door, the wheels on the panels roll inside vertical tracks to allow the garage door to move.

 Carriage-House Doors – If you want the outside of your home to have more of a rustic style, carriage-house doors can work well. These types of doors are usually made to swing out when they open and can be especially good if you don’t want a garage door that will roll up to the ceiling.

 Slide to the Side Doors – To give your home even more unique appeal, our garage door installation experts can put in a garage door that slides to the side when you open it. When the door slides to either side of your garage, it will sit parallel to the wall until you close it. This garage door option doesn’t need balancing springs or an operator that’s mounted on the ceiling to open and close.

 Tilt-Up Canopy Doors – This garage door comes in a single piece without sectional panels and uses a pivoting hinge mechanism to swing the door upward when it opens. A tilt-up canopy door is also made to extend outward past the front of your house when it opens and closes.

Material Types

 Garage doors come in different materials, and choosing the right material option will depend on your aesthetic taste and functional needs. Wood often works well with classic-style homes while steel can be a good choice if you want something that’s more modern. Aluminum is one of the most budget-friendly material options and can work especially well for extra-wide double garage doors.

 You can turn to Precision Garage Door of Torrance for your next garage door installation and choose a new door that meets your expectations. Get in touch with us today by visiting so that one of our knowledgeable team members can get back to you with more information about our Torrance garage doors.