At Access Garage Doors we offer two types of up & over garage doors:
The canopy mechanism is mostly used for single sized garage doors. It is contained within the door frame with no horizontal tracks protruding into the garage space. When opened, the door forms a ‘canopy’. These are usually manually operated.
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.
Canopy garage doors are popular thanks to their simple design and ease of use. They can be automated, with a bow arm converter required for seamless operation.
Retractable Garage Doors
The retractable door mechanism is suitable for both single and double sized garage doors. The door slides completely into the garage on tracks. These are 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 gentler operating mechanism, making them ideal for larger or double garage doors.
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 high levels of garage door security. Additionally, up & over garage doors are easy to use and 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 well suited to automation. 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, with expert attention to detail from our manufacturers, extra durability and rigidity, making them 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.
Not only do we supply up and over garage doors, we also supply
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 has 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.