In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basic differences between single panel and sectional garage doors. These are two of the most common types, referring to whether the garage door is made up of a single piece (single panel) or multiple sections (sectional), and each comes with some basic benefits and drawbacks depending on your needs. 

At Crawford Door Sales, we’re happy to offer both these options in a wide range of materials, including quality steel garage doors, wood doors, glass doors and more. What are some of the other basic differences between these two garage door types? Here are a few more key areas.

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Insulation Capabilities

One area where sectional garage doors tend to hold an advantage over single panel doors is in insulation capabilities. This is because sectional doors are composed of multiple sections, each of which can be filled with an insulating material. This results in a door that does a better job of keeping out the heat or cold, as well as reducing noise levels from outside.

Single panel garage doors, on the other hand, are generally not as well insulated since they are only made up of a single piece. That said, it is possible to get a single panel door with insulation, though it typically won’t be as effective as a sectional door.

Security Features

There are also several areas where both these door types offer similarly robust security features. For instance, both come with the option of adding locks to help prevent forced entry. In addition, the materials used to construct these doors (such as steel) are also very difficult to break through.

When it comes to security features, one area where sectional garage doors may have a slight advantage is that they tend to seal more tightly to the door frame. This helps to deter would-be intruders, as well as keeping out pests and small animals.

Long-Term Durability

The two door types are once again pretty close when it comes to long-term durability, though sectional doors may hold a small edge based on their construction. This is because sectional doors are less likely to warp or become misshapen over time, thanks to the fact that they are made up of several smaller sections.

Single panel garage doors, on the other hand, are more susceptible to warping since they are only a single piece. However, with some basic maintenance and care, a single panel door can still last for many years without any problems.

So, which type of garage door is right for you? Ultimately, the answer will come down to your specific needs and preferences. If you need help making a decision, our team at Crawford Door Sales would be more than happy to assist you. Contact us today to learn more about our selection of quality garage doors!

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