Up & Over

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Up & Over

Popular Choice

Up & Over garage doors are the Uk's most popular choice of garge door. They are very easy to use due to their one piece construction. They require low-effort and give hassle free operation.

Up and over garage doors come in two categories of operating mechanism - canopy and retractable. This is how the garage door panel opens and closes and both mechanisms have their uses in different situations. Up and over garage doors also require a fixing sub frame.

Up and Over Canopy Garage Doors - this type of door is ideally used in garages with limited clearance for tracks. The door slides on vertical tracks which are attached to the sub frame. When the garage door is open a small part of the garage door remains situated outside of the garage. The canopy garage door is the simplest and most common type of up and over garage door mechanism. It provides the maximum car drive-through width when open and is the easiest to install. The door is balanced and assisted by torsion springs positioned above the door panel on the head of the fixing frame.

Up and Over Retractable Garage Doors - this type of door slides on horizontal tracks fitted to the top of the door frame and guides the door into the garage space. When the door is open it retracts completely inside the garage. The vehicle drive-through width on a retractable mechanism is reduced as the lifting arms sit in between the sub-frame when the door is opened. The retractable mechanism is able to bear much heavier loads on its springs. It is a smoother more easily operated type of door. These garage doors convert easily and safely into remote control electric operation.

Why choose an up and over garage door?

Both style of doors can be automated, but retractable is most suited. Either choice is less costly than most people think. If you are considering replacing your garage door and require our expert advice to assist you to choose the right product for you, we provide customer care from the outset. An expert technician will visit your home and will discuss the various options open to you taking into account any preferred options you may have.

Advice will be given on the huge selection of domestic garage doors that we stock in many different materials, styles and colours and which option would be best suited to enhance your property.

They will make an assessment on the size and type of gearing you have as to which system would best suit your garage door opening. All of our installers are fully qualified, highly skilled and will give you a full demonstration once your new system has been installed.

  • Value for money
  • Popular garage door style
  • Materials: steel, timber, GRP or ABS plastic
  • Large array of colours
  • Automation available
  • Security locking

A disadvantage of up and over garage doors is that the swing up arc of the door occurs partially outside the garage. This means a vehicle must stop and park several feet in front of the door to avoid being hit by the garage door when it is opened.

Videos for Visual Guidance

Here are some videos of types of garage doors made by 2 of our supplied brand names, to help you choose your style of garage door