Sectional Garage Doors or Roller Garage Doors – Which is Better?

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Sectional Garage Doors or Roller Garage Doors – Which is Better?

Like with anything in life, when choosing between two options, everyone wants to know which is better. However, the answer to ‘should I get a sectional garage door or a roller garage door?’ isn’t an easy one to answer.

In this article, we’re going to be looking at both options to see how they compare.

What are you using your garage for?

Before you decide on which is the better option, make sure you’re happy with what you want to use us your garage for. Are you going to be using it just for storage, an extra room in the house, home gym, or a bit of a multi-purpose space?

Asking yourself these questions will help you determine which garage door is right for you.


Choosing the right garage door can be challenging, as each option offers many different benefits. Both roller garage doors and sectional garage doors offer great security, and it is difficult to separate them in this area. Both offer a lack of penetration points and versatility when it comes to adding additional security, such as extra locking feature.

We call this one a draw.

Which garage door for a double garage?

Whilst both garage doors work well for a standard garage, a sectional garage door would be the best option for double garages as they can be made to a larger width, whereas a double roller garage door can only be made up to around 5-6 metres for domestic purposes.


Increasing curb appeal could be very well towards the top of your priorities. Whilst you may not want to sell your property at the moment, you may choose to at some point. This makes choosing the right garage door even more important.

In terms of design variety, roller garage doors offer very little in terms of design, whereas sectional garage doors have more to offer with styles and effects. To increase curb appeal, it’s often advised to match it to your front door for a coordinated look.


Garage doors typically come with options for single and double skin, with the less insulated single skin offering a cheaper option. However, when installed to a high standard, a sectional garage door has a slight edge to roller garage doors due to the slat arrangement.

So, if you’re thinking of using your garage space for a little extra room or even that pool table you’ve had your eye on, a sectional garage door may be the way to go.

Which garage door saves me space?

The benefit of both options is that they open vertically without the need for an outward swing at all (really handy if you have a small driveway). The difference is that roller garage door rolls back into a barrel mounted mechanism at the top of the garage door, whereas a sectional garage door will still need ceiling-mounted runners.

If you’re looking to maximise your storage space, which may include the ceiling space, then a roller garage door is the best option for you.

Whilst both options are very similar, each has its unique benefits. Selecting the best garage door for you comes down to the intended use of the space, and you should carefully consider this before making your selection.

If you’re ready to discuss your garage door options, please get in touch with our expert team who will be able to advise you on your specific requirements.