When it comes to garage doors people often tend to be negligent. They like to believe because the door is down it's securely shut; but they do malfunction. In fact your garage doors are the most vulnerable spot in your home. It has been seen in the past that a majority of thefts and robberies happen with burglars breaking into houses through these doors. It is very important that you keep your garages gates properly maintained at all times, and take care of any issues in the system. By spending some extra money on the maintenance of your garage gates you can save yourself and your family from a major disaster in the end. Also, a lot of people tend to forget that the garage gates are right at the front of your house and to a large extent decide how your house looks to passers by. People decorate the exterior of their houses with potted plants and do every little bit to ensure that everything is spic and span, but they forget totally about their garage.
The market is flooded with a wide variety of garage gates and your home will get completely different appearances depending on what type of garage door system you purchase. An attractive new range of automatic gates that are not only more accessible and convenient to operate, but also offer more security and better looks, has replaced the earlier manual versions. These gates can be a little more expensive than the gates that were previously available, but are way better in terms for value for investment. If, however, you are running one a shoestring budget you may want to consider the swing gates or the slide doors. Swing doors look good but require a lot of space for clearance at front and slide doors are a good choice to make if you are planning to fit the door on a surface that is not level ground.
On the other hand, if you are ready to spend some money for your garage door system or are otherwise worried about space crunch around your garage space, you should choose a door that can lift itself up to the ceiling. Up and above garage doors, rollers gates, and sectional doors are all doors that retract back to the ceiling when you open them. Among these, up and above doors are the most popular and there are two varieties available in these gates, canopy and retractable. The sectional doors are made of horizontally hinged sections and allow you more space at the front while opening and closing the doors. The roller and lath system of the roller gates ensure that they take up your ceiling space, so that you can comfortably have a loft in this space. If you have a lot of space in your garage and particularly if you are not planning to park your car in the garage, you could go for the side hinged garage doors that look traditional and classic.