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Single Panel vs. Sectional Garage Doors

If you’re redoing your garage, you might have wondered what is best for the look of your home– including if you should opt for a single panel or sectional garage door. We can help you weigh your options so that you make the right decision. After all, they both have their own benefits!

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Is a Single Panel or a Sectional Garage Door the Better Option?

A single panel is one slab that covers the majority of the space over the vehicle parked in the garage. On the other hand, sectional garage doors are usually made up of three to eight panels that are each separately connected to the door track, and take up space in the driveway when opened.

  1. Ease of Functionality
  2. Cost Differences
  3. Accommodate the Look of your Garage with the Design of Your Home

1) Ease of Functionality

You might want to consider how often you open and close your garage door on a daily basis as you make the decision on what’s best for you. Sectional doors require outward clearance when you’re opening them, so you’ll want to keep that in mind for your driveway space.

2) Cost Differences

Evaluate your budget in your decision-making process. After you do a little research, you will find that single panel garage doors are much cheaper than sectionals. You might want to consider a single panel door if low-cost is a priority.

ProTip: When deciding whether you should have a single panel or sectional garage door installed, ask a professional garage door service to give you an idea of the cost of repairs, should you need them in the future.

3) Accommodate the Look of Your Garage with the Design of Your Home  

When you’re making your selection on the best style of garage door for your home, take a look at what other houses in your neighborhood look like with garage doors similar to the ones you’re considering. If for some reason you should ever need to sell your home, it will increase the property value if the look of your new garage matches the rest of your home.

Use a Garage Door Professional  to Install Your New Door

Once you make your decision on the type of garage door you want, use a garage door professional to do the installation properly. They will ensure that you receive top-notch service.

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