One Piece Garage Doors

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Believe it or not, when the time comes to choose your next garage door, you’ve got options.  So many of us have gotten too used to assuming a sectional garage door was the only choice available that other good garage door options, like the single panel (also known as the up and over or swing door).

Instead of being hung on overhead tracks, most single panel garage doors are hung on a very strong hinge system attached to the jam.  Once fitted with springs, this allows the door to swing easily without a garage door opener.  On occasion, single panel doors are also hung using a system similar to a sectional door so they can be attached to an opener.

 

Single Panel vs Sectional Garage Doors

Single panel garage doors have great benefits because they are easy to install, take up less headroom in the garage and can fit in tighter spaces than sectional doors.

Field installation and adjustment is fast and simple, largely because the door is one piece. The door sits straight up in the opening during installation and no ladders are required. The springs (and everything else) are put in place while the installer has his feet on the ground!

Another benefit of one-piece type garage doors is the ability to maintain architectural integrity in the construction of the garage and garage door. In addition, the one piece style allows for more involved designs on the door facade compared to sectional doors.

What Is a Single Panel Garage Door?

Single panel garage doors were all the rage before sectional doors came into fashion.  These doors are single, solid slabs that slide up and into the space above your car when they’re opened.  They occupy a similar amount of space as a sectional garage door, but can function quite differently.

Instead of being hung on overhead tracks, most single panel garage doors are hung on a very strong hinge system attached to the jam.  Once fitted with springs, this allows the door to swing easily without a garage door opener.  On occasion, single panel doors are also hung using a system similar to a sectional door so they can be attached to an opener.

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“I highly recommend Ventura County Overhead door. We received amazing customer service, fast responses and we were scheduled for installation quickly. The installers were professional and knowledgeable and we are so happy with our upgraded motor and door!”

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