roll-up garage doors vs sectional steel overhead doors

By Blog Master on 17 Jun 2018 In sectional doors, rolling doors, Steel Garage Doors, insulated sectional doors, roll-up garage doors, sectional steel overhead doors

Choosing between a sectional steel overhead garage door and a rolling steel coiling garage door often sparks the question, "Which is better?" The truth is, it depends. Factors such as intended use, site conditions, and specific needs like windows or enhanced security, all play a role.

To ensure you make the best choice for your access system, involving a professional garage door dealer like Overhead Door Company of Central Jersey early in the design phase is crucial. We're here to guide you in selecting the ideal product tailored to your specific needs. Wondering about the benefits and drawbacks of each door system?, Let's dive into it.

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Sectional overhead doors offer a diverse range of designs, window choices, and colors, among other features.

The track assembly can be customized for various headroom conditions, from very low clearances to high ceiling lifts or full vertical setups.

These doors are adaptable, whether as basic cold storage units or highly insulated options for climate-controlled environments.

They are available in manual or automated configurations as required, known for their reliability, quiet operation, and ease of maintenance in most instances.

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In certain situations, the requirement for a track to be installed above the door opening or against the wall (in the case of full vertical installations) may not be ideal. Rolling doors offer a solution as they operate without needing this additional space, making them more suitable for specific applications.

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Rolling doors are renowned for their exceptional durability and reliability.

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These doors come in solid slats or 'grill' styles (solid slat roll-up doors can be insulated).
Available in a wide range of materials and finishes.
Rolling doors do not require exposed counterbalances and tracking above the coil, resulting in a clean wall above installation.
They may not offer the same level of insulation as sectional doors, making them less suitable for climate-controlled environments.
Some models feature high-speed operation and 'springless' options for extended cycle life.
Like sectional steel doors, these can be manual or highly automated.

Choosing the right product depends on your specific needs. Just as a sleek sports car isn't ideal for a family, using the wrong door can lead to inconvenience, safety issues, and dissatisfaction. At Overhead Door Company of Central Jersey, our experts are dedicated to guiding you through the selection process. Contact us at 908-722-5785 or visit for more information.

For over fifty years, Overhead Door Company of Central Jersey has been a trusted provider of garage door solutions in Central Jersey, offering expert advice tailored to your access system requirements.

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