What's The Difference?
There's a huge difference in between Tracked and Roller garage doors, and it's not just to do with the way they look. Tracked and Roller doors are so called because it describes the method they open, and these 2 could not be more opposite. Tracked garage doors become part of the Up & Over group of garage doors. These are common and you'll be familiar with the way they look: a single panel door which opens by pulling the door outwards and up so that it sits in a horizontal position at the top of the garage when open. Tracked doors are fitted with tracks or rails along the ceiling of the garage, allowing the user to press the complete door panel back into the garage space when in the full open position. This is usually seen to be a cleaner and much safer style of garage opening, and it's popular for larger-sized doors due to the assistance it provides to the panel. It also indicates that these doors can be automated relatively quickly-- something which basic Canopy Up & Over doors can not.
Roller garage doors do not open in the standard Up & Over fashion. In fact, they aren't even made as one strong panel. Instead, the door is constructed from narrow horizontal slats which mesh solidly when the door is in the closed position, developing a strong, consistent door panel. When unlocking, the 'slats' ended up being versatile in order to roll around themselves in a cylinder at the top of the garage opening. This implies that the door moves directly up-wards during opening, instead of kicking out and using up extra room. With a Roller garage door, you can park right up to your garage and still have the ability to open your door unrestricted. They come automated as basic, unlike with the Tracked doors, which only provide this as an upgrade.
Why Choose Tracked?
Tracked garage doors are available in both galvanised steel and strong timber versions, with a wide variety of styles to choose from. It's also possible to obtain the Garador Guardian variety in a Tracked opening mechanism, which provides you enhanced security through Secured by Design approved garage door panels. While this is fantastic for those who may reside in an area with a high rate of criminal activity, the standard garage doors we offer have wholly adequate security features and high quality locking mechanisms.
Tracked garage doors can be both manual and automated, and you're able to select this at any time, as it's simple to transform the door at a later date should you want to. Strong wood, while more costly than galvanised steel, is a natural insulator and will keep your garage at a comfy temperature level all year round. This is especially important for those who use their garage spaces to operate in or as a hobby space, and also for those whose garage is connected to their primary house.
If you like the standard Up & Over design of garage door but you live beside a hectic road, in an exposed, windy location or if you understand you want to transform your door to automated opening at some time in the future, then a Tracked door is for you. As Tracked garage doors do not stick out of the opening when fully open, they can not be blown off balance by strong winds and other ecological tensions.
Why Choose Roller?
Roller garage doors are a fairly new product for domestic homes, however they've been popular in other sectors for decades. Due to some fantastic advancements in the innovation used to construct these doors, they're becoming very popular with homeowners all over the UK. Built from insulated aluminium, these doors will keep the temperature inside your garage from extremes of cold and hot-- best for homes where the garage is attached to the primary home. Aluminium, as you most likely already know, is a light metal which does not rust and therefore is longer lasting than other materials.
As the door opens by moving vertically upwards, you don't need room outside of the garage in order to enable the opening swing. This is ideal for homes which do not have a lot of drive space or where your cars and truck takes up almost all of the space within your garage. The specific slats 'unlock' from each other to be able to roll around themselves in a cylinder shape above the opening, providing you plenty of space within your garage-- including on the ceiling.