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The Difference Between A Single Panel And Sectional Garage Door

Our Neighborhood Garage Door Repair Team wants to make sure that you know all your options when it comes to garage doors. Sometimes you are going to run into a decision and not know which option to pick. We hope this article helps ease some of your concerns with any upcoming projects.

You might think that a sectional garage door is the only option that you have available. We know how hard you work for your money, so before you spend any of it on a garage door you want to be positive of your options. We have gathered information to help compare and show you the differences between single panel doors and sectional garage doors.

Single Panel

Before the more popular sectional doors were available, single panel doors were the happening thing. Single panel doors are just that; a single, solid board that slides up into the garage ceiling when you open it. While the amount of space it occupies is the same as a sectional door, they operate differently.

Typically, single panel doors are hung on an extremely strong hinge system that is attached to the jamb. It being hung this way always the door to swing with ease, once it is fitted with springs, without a remote opener. You do also have an option of attaching the single panel doors like the sectional door so you have the ability to use an opener.

Comparing the Doors

While single panel doors won’t be for everyone, they do have a few advantages over sectional garage doors. We aren’t here to sell you on either type of door, just to let you know which ones might be a better fit for you. Take a look below and you should be able to make a decision for yourself.

  • Price: You will often find that a between a sectional door and a single panel door that is made from the same material, that a single panel is going to end up being much cheaper.
  • Style Variety: Sectional doors come in a huge variety of styles, but you are somewhat limited because the style needs to fit properly on the door. Single panels are a giant canvas that can house almost any material and no panels separating your vision.
  • Simplicity: Sectional doors are going to come with a large array of parts, bits, springs, and more that might be hard for someone looking for a quick DIY project to install correctly. Single panel doors are going to have very few parts and will need less attention to hang.

Now, single panel doors aren’t the end all, be all. You are going to find that sectional garage doors are more popular now and here are some of the reasons.

  • Safety: This is a huge reason that homeowners are trading in single panel doors. You will find that older doors use extension springs that, if not properly installed and maintained, can fail disastrously.
  • Space: Newer homes don’t have a lot of space between homes, especially in subdivisions. Single panel doors require that you keep your car back a little further as the tilt of the door will extend into the driveway.
  • Weather: Single panel doors are able to handle some weather trouble, sectionals can be better if it gets extreme. If a single panel door falls or fails, it does so all at once. Sectional doors will be dented or crushed in just one section, meaning less expensive repair costs.

Contact Us

When it comes time to making sound decisions, we want you to be confident. We hope that the Neighborhood Garage Door Repair team has helped lessen any worries you had. If you still have questions, never hesitate to give our friendly staff a call.

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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