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What’s the Difference Between a Single Panel and Sectional Garage Door?

If you’re in the market for a new garage door, there are many things for you to consider. One of those important decisions is whether you need a single panel garage door or a sectional garage door. Both doors have their benefits, and you should do some research before making your decision.  

Price Differences

One of the first things homeowners consider when upgrading their garage door is the price. If you’re simply looking for the cheapest option, a single panel garage door may be the way to go. Single panel garage doors tend to cost less than sectional garage doors that are made out of the same materials.

Single panel garage doors also offer cheaper installations fees. They feature fewer parts which make them easier to manage and can reduce the price of repairs. If the price is the most important factor then you might want to consider a single panel garage door.

What Are Some of the Stylistic Differences?

The most obvious difference between single panel garage doors and sectional doors is the appearance. Single panel doors have only one section. This allows you to choose from a plethora of aesthetic options seeing as there are fewer parts to cover.

Sectional doors have a layout that includes segments. This can help give your home a more modern look. A sectional door is one of the easiest ways to make your home stand out from the rest on your street.

What Are Some of the Functional Differences?

Both doors serve the same main purpose, opening and closing to allow access to your garage. Sectional doors have more modern features which make them a safer option than single panel doors. Sectional doors are smaller which makes them perfect for small-space scenarios.

Single panel doors, however, include extension springs which can become dangerous over time. If you fail to maintain your extension springs, it can lead to further damage to your door and even collapse. Sectional doors also stand up better to intense weather.

What Door Should You Pick?

At the end of the day, the answer between single panel garage doors and sectional doors comes down to personal preference. Both offer their own pros and cons. You might want to consider a single panel door if the following are important to you:

  • Lower price
  • Easy for DIY installation
  • Enhances older homes

You might want to consider a sectional garage door if you value:

  • A safer option than a single panel door
  • You have small space requirements
  • You value less frequent maintenance

No matter which door you choose, our team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair is here to help. We can help you install your new garage door and we can also provide helpful insights if you’re having a hard time deciding.

We’re Here to Help

Our team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair will help you make the right decision. Give us a call if you’re considering upgrading your garage door.

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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.

positive reviews

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.

positive reviews

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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