Up and Over

All about Up & Over Garage Doors

Up and Over Garage Doors

Up and Over Doors are some of the most popular doors we supply and install. Essentially they are one piece garage doors with integral steel frames mounted on either vertically tracked Canopy gear or horizontally tracked Retractable gear.

Why choose Up and Over garage doors?

There are two main reasons why people choose this type of door. Firstly, for the widest choice of materials :- powdercoated steel in a variety of colours, wood effect foil coated steel to match wood effect PVCU, standard white PVCU, GRP and natural timber. Secondly, for the widest possible choice of designs.

Instant security

In addition, garage doors of this sort also offer instant security. The opening mechanisms are fitted with multipoint latching that gives you a number of locking pints, enabling you to keep everything safe and secure.

Insulated Roller Garage Doors

Securoglide insulated garage doors were the first insulated roller doors on the market. They combine precision, expert design and supreme security to make them one of the most versatile and reliable options on the market. They are available in a wide range of low-maintenance colours and wood-grain finishes, allowing you to choose the style that suits your home.

Save Space and Money

The insulated shutters help to conserve energy, lowering both your heating costs and your carbon footprint. In addition, their space-saving designs means that you don’t have to worry about leaving space in front of the door to allow it to open and it takes up the minimum amount of space in the garage ceiling.

Choose the option that suits you

There are even insurance and police-approved versions of this product, giving you extra peace of mind. Both manual and remote-controlled variations are available, allowing you to choose the option that best suits your lifestyle.

Canopy Gears

Different types of garage door require different types of operating system. Where possible, we will match up the type of operating system with your needs – although this may not always be possible. However, most operating systems – including canopy gears – are available as manually-operated or remote-controlled versions.

Canopy gears are the most common type of operating system for single size manually operated garage doors.They are normally supplied with a factory fitted steel frame for fitting direct to the garage structure.They are so called because, when fully opened the door protrudes about one third of its full length  beyond the sub-frame, to create a canopy.The system offers the maximum drive through width when the door is open. This system remains the easiest to install.

Retractable Gears

Retractable gear lifting mechanisms are perfect for those who want a heavier single door or a double size garage door.The mechanism combines multi-tension springs with steel lifting arms and horizontal steel tracks, allowing it to cope with much heavier loads than canopy gears. In addition, this operating system allows the door to fully retract into the garage.

A possible downside to this system is with single size doors where the lifting arms can, in certain circumstances, intrude into the drive through width of the doorway. Although not a problem with double sized garages, due consideration should be given for single doors. If you are unsure as to whether this model would work in your garage, just give us a ring  and one of our friendly staff will be more than happy to advise you.

Door Automation

Retractable gear is the system of choice for automation as the mechanism is fully compatible. Canopy doors can, if site conditions dictate, be automated with the addition of a geometric bow arm. Most canopy and retractable doors can be automated retrospectively.


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