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Up & Over vs Roller Garage Doors

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Up & Over vs Roller Garage Doors

If you’re in the market for a garage door, you’re likely faced with a difficult choice when it comes to picking the type of garage door you want. In this article, the team at Rollerdor are going to compare up-and-over garage doors with roller garage doors to give you a clear picture of which is right for you. 

The benefits of roller doors

Roller doors bring a number of benefits to the user, regardless of whether the door is installed in a domestic or commercial property. From functionality to aesthetics, let’s look at some of the best properties of roller garage doors. 


Roller doors can be automated so that they open and close with the push of a button. With an automated garage door, you can use your door remote to open the door from your car when you pull into the drive or prepare to leave in the morning. 

Smooth operation

The opening and closing of a roller door couldn’t be smoother. Whether the door is automated or manually operated, the motion of the door is sleek and graceful without being slow. Other garage doors either open in a jerky manner or almost in stages – an up-and-over garage door, for example, needs to be lifted up and then pushed back in order to open. 


While all garage doors are stored in the ceiling of a garage, some types take up more space in the process of opening and closing. For example, when you open an up-and-over garage door, the door swings outwards as it rises to reach the top point of the door frame. With a roller door, the door slides straight up without any outward or inward swing – this means you can park a car or store things right up to the door itself without worrying about damage or scratching.  

The benefits of up-and-over doors

Perhaps the most common type of garage door, up-and-over garage doors can be seen in millions of properties around the world. But what makes them so popular?


The no-frills, straightforward designs of garage doors are attractive to many. While the design itself is minimal, up-and-over doors can be finished in any colour and come in a variety of materials, from aluminium to timber. Whatever the design of your property, you can find an up-and-over door to match.

Low maintenance

Alongside the simple, minimal design, up-and-over doors also benefit from being low maintenance. A wipe-down or a lick of paint will keep your garage door looking as good as new. 

Whilst up-and-over doors bring benefits to the homeowner, roller doors are unrivalled in terms of looks, functionality and reliability. From the sleek opening mechanism to the ability to park right up to the garage door, roller doors tick every box for your new garage door. 

Rollerdor are proud to be leading suppliers and installers of made-to-measure garage doors for customers throughout the UK. Our Classic, Superior and Executive roller door ranges ensure we have the product to meet all of your requirements, and your door will be delivered promptly by our expert team. For more information, get in touch with us today.

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Our slats are constructed out of double skinned aluminium and have a thick, foam-filled insert to add insulation to the garage door. Our slats are assembled by our own on-site team to your individual specifications, ensuring a perfect fit and a strong seal.

Why choose our double-skinned aluminium slats?

  • Increased insulation
  • Strong physical barrier
  • Reduced risk of break-ins
  • Less sound pollution
  • Increased protection from ultraviolet and infrared rays
  • Protection against volatile weather
  • Quieter functioning

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Up & Over vs Roller Garage Doors

What Makes A Rollerdor

Made from double-skinned aluminium with high density, foam filled insert for effective insulation.

  • Improved insulation
  • Strong physical barrier
  • Highly secure and effective deterrent for break-ins
  • Reduced sound pollution
  • Quiet, smooth functionality
  • Protection against volatile weather
  • Increase protection from UV and infrared rays
  • All parts are made from powder-coated or painted aluminium
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