Up and over garage doors in Essex are the most common types of garage door in the UK. Their panel design is flexible offering high security and easy operation.
It is a one piece door that literally goes up and over and can be designed in any material. The door panel is lifted up and then tilted to lay flat above you, which is where the name comes from.
This type of garage door usually comes in two different operating mechanisms. We supply both Canopy garage doors and Retractable garage doors in Essex.
Canopy mechanisms are usually the most cost-effective garage door type on the market. They have a simple design and are very easy to use which is why it is one of the most popular garage door styles sold.
The name describes the position it takes once opened. A third of the garage door will protrude outside the opening which creates a canopy cover. This will be attached to the frame by two rolling wheels on each side with a folding arm attached to both sides of the door. The wheels will stay within the roller track as they move up higher with the door.
A Retractable mechanism gets its name from the way the garage door retracts. This is attached by a spring loaded side arm on both sides which rise from the ground of the fixed sub frame and helped into position by the spring tensions.
This version can be used with an electric system as the door panel can be opened by being pulled up and down by a centrally positioned boom type arm operator.
Contact the up and over garage door installers in Essex to find out more about the different mechanisms for these up and over garage door installations in Essex and for the electric additions that can be purchased and also for door design types.