Canopy Garage Door – Up and Over Garage Doors

Canopy garage door,- Metal or aluminum until now are still dominates most of the materials used for the manufacture of canopy garage door. Up and over garage doors or some people call it with canopy garage door are in principle available with two types of echanism, canopy gear (trackless canopy) and retractable gear (tracked or slideaway) which usually more expensive. Two of that type are generally available in a pre-hung steel frame, which are designed to be fitted directly to brickwork, either between piers or behind reveals. These canopy garage doors are also available unframed and ready to fit to either existing or new timber frames. Locking systems are normally two or three point, dependent on the manufacturer, with 4 point upgrades as an option. All modern locking is much more secure than it used to be.

The advantages of an up and over canopy garage door mechanism

According to some opinions, and as general guide, comparison with the up and over canopy garage door is the benchmark by which most other door types evaluate their relative strengths and advantages. For this reason the up-and-over type of door has arguably the lowest performance, selection of features and smoothness of motion when in operation. Even so, its popularity remains unaltered and it out sells all of its competitors.

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The first advantage of this style of door is its affordability. It is cheap to buy and fit and, although some what jerky in operation, easy to use. It does require more effort to open and close than some other door types.

The second advantage, but for the retractable version of the up and over door can be opened even when a vehicle is parked close to the garage entrance. and can be motorised and used with a remote control unit and modification/conversion kits are supplied for this purpose. A canopy up and over garage door does not readily lend itself to electric remote control operation.

The third advantage is simple mechanism of this style of door means that it has few failings and some components can be replaced or repaired if necessary.

The fourth advantage is for modern canopy up and over garage doors are available in a range of different materials and attractive styles with panelled and even textured appearances. Lastly up and over doors are readily available in all standard garage opening widths and heights making them the easiest type of door to source.

Finally, the up and over canopy garage door remains the most popular seller in the domestic garage door market. It is widely regarded as being of good value for money and its only real drawbacks are the difficulty with motorization combined with the need to have the “open” door partially projecting outwards (in the case of the canopy garage door).

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