Ask Your Question

Angie's List Answers is the trusted spot to ask home improvement and health questions and get answers from service companies, health providers and consumers. For ratings and reviews on companies in your area, search Angie's List.

Top 30 Days Experts
Rank Leader Points*
1 kstreett 240
2 Guest_9020487 110
3 Guest_9190926 105
4 GoldenKid 100
5 ahowell 95
6 KnowledgeBase 95
7 skbloom 80
8 Guest_98024861 70
9 Guest_9311297 70
10 Guest_9400529 70

*Updates every 4 hours

Browse Projects By Category

Question DetailsAsked on 10/29/2013

What are door types for 1 car garage beside roll-up door?

I need to convert my carport into a garage/workshop. Currently the carport can park 2 cars. I need half of the space to become workshop and the other half is to park 1 car when needed. The door will need to be in one side of the front of the garage/workshop. I don't like the roll-up door since it doesn't look nice to me and I can not open partially and still be able to walk in and out.

Do you have the same question? Follow this Question

1 Answer


1) Sectional - the ones you are used to, with 4-6 panels making up the door, roll up under the ceiling on tracks

2) Rollup or coil - the type of metal doors warehouses and service bays commonly use, where the door panels are much thinner, and rolls up into a cylinder above the door - not usually used for residences as the roll requires several feet of headroom.

3) Tilt up - the traditional old (though modernized) where the one-piece door tilts up from vertical to a horizontal under the ceiling - basically takes up same space as a sectional

4) Sectional horizontal - like a tiltup sectional but rolls horizontally into the blocked-oof half of a 2 car garage (like you are talking about), or around the corner to lie along one side of the garage wall - this configuration takes up a good portion of one garage wall.

5) Carriage House - swings open like a pasture gate or swing-out barn door

6) Sliding - slides sideways on tracks like a sliding barn or aircraft hanger door, requires slightly greater front wall width for parking the door than the opening width.

7) Drop down, which is a solid metal panel door that drops down into a slot in the floor - very pricey and maintance hassle - usually used only for high security purposes at secure parking garages like banks and armored car companies and defense contractors and such.

From your description, sounds like types 4, 5, or 6 above might be what you are looking for.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

Related Questions

Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy