Types of Garage Doors

Do you need new garage doors for your home or commercial building (warehouse, firehouse, storage facility, etc.)? Although it’s best to talk to a professional garage door company about your specific needs, it can be helpful to know a little bit about the different types of garage doors.

If you live in the Indianapolis area, Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie is the garage door company to call. We offer garage door installation and a variety of garage doors to meet every need. If you’re ready for new garage doors, you should be thinking of which product best fits your needs and personal preferences!

Different Types of Garage Doors

You have several options when it comes to garage doors.


Rolling Garage Doors: Rolling (or roller) garage doors are typically steel and extremely durable. They roll up via a spring (usually you can do this automatically with a garage door opener), but sometimes the rolling garage doors use a manual chain and pulley system.

Sectional Garage Doors: One of the most popular types of garage doors for both residential and commercial projects, sectional garage doors typically comprise six to eight panels that slide up and overhead into your garage. When opening and closing, the door stays within the frame.

Canopy Garage Doors: When canopy garage doors are opened, they stay straight (resembling a canopy) as they roll up smoothly into the ceiling of your garage. However, the swing-up arc of the door happens outside of the frame, so cars need to stop a few feet back to avoid being hit.

Swing Garage Doors: These types of garage doors resemble a traditional door when opening and closing, hinged to the door opening of the garage and swinging open. Like canopy garage doors, they require some space to open and close and aren’t ideal for narrow or short driveways.


Steel Garage Doors: Steel is one of the most commonly used materials for garage doors, and steel garage doors (whether sectional, rolling, or anything else) are durable, low-maintenance, and energy-efficient. They can also be painted easily and are available in textures that mimic wood.

Wood Garage Doors: Although not as low-maintenance as steel doors, wood garage doors offer their own benefits. Nothing beats the natural beauty of wood, and wood is a good insulator, which can help reduce your energy bills.

Aluminum Garage Doors: Another popular material for garage doors, aluminum is sturdy and durable, and it requires minimal maintenance, if any at all. Aluminum is also resistant to rust and corrosion, which can help extend the life of your garage door(s).

Many garage doors also come with cladding—vinyl, aluminum, etc. This can provide extra durability and ensure your garage door operates reliably for many years.

Want to learn more about different types of garage doors?

If you want to learn more about the different types of garage doors and which one is right for you, talk to the experts at Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie. We are the go-to garage door company in Indianapolis and surrounding areas for many families and businesses!

Contact us with any questions you have or if you’re ready to get the ball rolling on your garage door installation project.