At Access Garage Doors we offer two types of up & over garage doors:
The canopy mechanism in an up and over garage door is most often used for single sized garage doors. It is contained within the door frame with no horizontal tracks protruding into the garage space, giving it a modern, streamlined look. When opened, the door extends slightly from the building, creating a ‘canopy’.
A canopy up & over garage door operates on vertical tracks attached to the side frame. It is spring operated with a single cable and on opening, the door pivots to form a canopy, which slides into the garage roof. This allows the doors to be operated manually with little to no exertion, enabling ease of use for every household
Canopy garage doors are popular thanks to their classic and simple design. They can be automated, with a bow arm converter required for seamless operation.
Retractable Garage Doors
The retractable door mechanism is perfect for both single and double-sized up and over garage doors. The door slides completely into the garage on tracks and is ideally suited for automated operation.
Retractable up & over garage doors, unlike canopy garage doors, operate on horizontal tracks, allowing the door to swing outward before fully retracting along the roof into the garage.
Retractable garage doors have the practical benefit of being more robust and able to lift greater weight than canopy garage doors, with a gentler operating mechanism, making them not only ideal for larger or double garage doors, but also safe and secure.
Hörman have been a mainstay in the garage door industry since 1979 and are now regarded as one of Europe’s best door manufacturers. The company are known to have pioneered the Up & Over garage door and in doing so have built up a reputation for quality workmanship and innovative systems.
Fort Doors have been providing a range of modern innovative garage doors since 1996. They have made their name by offering a tastefully stylish offering of door products with some breathtakingly attractive textures. Fort’s steel Up & Over garage doors are tough, hard-wearing and striking.
Benefits of Up & Over Garage Doors
The up & over style of garage door is very popular due to its cost-effectiveness and an incredible level of garage door security. Additionally, up & over garage doors are simple to use and easy to maintain. They come in a variety of designs, with a wide range of materials and finishes, from steel to solid timber, perfect to suit your home’s external aesthetic. Up & over garage doors are perfectly suited to automation making them even easier to use. To find out more about our garage door automation or electric up & over garage doors, visit our Automation page.
We supply only the best quality up & over garage doors. All our garage doors are designed, built and installed with expert attention to detail. Our up and over garage doors are built with extra durability and rigidity in mind, making them, stronger, safer, longer-lasting and more reliable. Our up & over garage doors are tested and certified to the highest safety requirements of European standard 13241-1 and come fully guaranteed, with a range of safety and security features.
With various optional extras, plus matching side doors available, choosing an up & over garage door for your home is a great decision. To learn more, call us today on 029 2061 4858 and speak to a member of our friendly, professional team.
At Access Garage Doors, we supply and install up & over garage doors from some of the leading manufacturers, including Hormann and Fortdoors, to customers across Cardiff, Pontypridd, Penarth, Caerphilly, Newport and Bridgend. To enquire about our range of garage doors, including up & over garage doors prices and electric up & over garage doors, contact us on 029 2061 4858 or visit us in store.
The simplicity and value of up & over garage doors have always made them a popular choice. They’re great for space-saving and the combination of durable mechanisms, components and installation precision ensures a cost-effective solution to protecting the contents of your garage.