Sectional Doors or Rolling Doors

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rolling-4Whether your overhead doors are malfunctioning, non-existent, or just old, selecting new ones can be difficult. There are plenty from which you can choose. When you search the internet, you find that there are many providers offering you a selection, and promising the best work and prices. Among the many choices for doors are the sectionals and rolling varieties. They are common, viable choices. If you like the idea of both, you may be asking, “Which is better?”

Some people view them both as basically the same. This is not true; there are significant differences between them. They are often made of different materials, have different levels of strength, lifespans, and much more.

Rolling vs Sectional

Rolling doors are slatted; they roll up into a coil over the opening. You may see large versions of these at shipping and industrial sites. They are most often installed in places that need extra security and protection from weather-related issues. They’re sometimes called coiling doors and are usually made of a lesser gauge material—this is to make them easier to roll up into the coil. Commercial rolling doors are made to last; they generally require very little maintenance, provided that there is not a major incident.

Sectional doors do not roll; they lift up, over the person, and into the building. They are connected to both the vertical wall above the door and the ceiling. Sectionals operate much like standard garage doors at home, though they go up and in on their own after just a push, rather than being propelled by mechanics. This type of door may cost less initially than the rolling variety.

So, which is better? They both have their benefits and drawbacks. It ultimately depends upon how much you want to spend initially, whether you’re willing to risk more expenses later in maintenance, how much door strength you need, etc. If you need help making the decision, call us at Abstract Overhead Door and Fence. Tell us about your needs and project, and we’ll help you decide what’s best for you.

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Author: Rob Doughty

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