Sectional Garage Doors or Roll-up doors: What is the Ideal Choice for Your Home

When choosing a garage door, the options can be overwhelming. Two popular choices are sectional and roll-up garage doors. However, after careful consideration, we believe that sectional garage doors are the ideal choice for homeowners. Here are some of the reasons why.

Sectional Doors

Sectional garage doors are constructed from hinged steel or aluminum panels connected to a track system. These doors slide up and down along the vertical and horizontal track systems. The horizontal track is supported by ceiling-mounted brackets called back-hang. This gives the much-needed support at all stages of the sectional garage door travel.

Pros of Sectional Garage Doors

There are many reasons why homeowners prefer sectional garage doors. First, they have a more comprehensive selection than roll-up doors, perfect for residential use both from the insulation aspect and design. Additionally, if a panel sustains damage in some cases, it affects only that section, not the entire door and might be only cosmetic. 

Sectional garage doors also leave more space when fully retracted and have a sleek design that looks modern and attractive. They can be customized to fit your desired look, whether you want an insulated door, or decorative hardware such as exterior handles and hinges and trim; another advantage of the sectional garage door lies in the section construction that allows window placement pretty much anywhere the garage door giving sectional garage doors the clear edge when it comes to design 

Roll-up Doors

Roll-up garage doors are made of overlapping slats and move up a horizontal track before rolling upward on the door’s shaft into a roll. They attach to the wall and are supported by the vertical tracks and the structure of your building, providing a solid barrier for your space. 

Pros of Roll-Up Garage Doors

A roll-up garage door has a few advantages over sectional garage doors for residential applications. Due to its construction, it is more efficient in space saving as it rolls into a roll and not overhead. 

and in some cases, can be mounted on the outside 

Cons of Roll-up Doors

While roll-up doors are built using robust materials or heavier gauge metal, they are not as customizable as sectional doors. They are best suited for high-traffic areas like industrial warehouses or loading docks and are not ideal for residential purposes.

Moreover, since the door rolls up cylindrically rather than folding outwards, it can be a hassle to repair and service and can protrude outside your building, taking up valuable space And giving your house a “warehouse look.”

Why Choose Sectional Garage Doors?

When choosing between the two types of garage doors, it’s essential to consider your application or needs. If you’re a homeowner who wants customization options and appearance, sectional garage doors are the way to go. They are perfect for residential purposes and offer ample customization options while leaving more space when fully retracted.

In conclusion, sectional garage doors offer the best value for homeowners when choosing a garage door. They are customizable, space-saving, and ideal for residential purposes, making them the perfect choice for any homeowner looking for a stylish and functional garage door.

Lastly, roll-up doors have a very specific look and are not as appealing as sectional garage doors and might deter potential buyers 


Sectional doors are more expensive than roll-up doors but you will have to consider availability, parts, future service, and replacement. When deciding, it’s essential to consider the long-term value for money rather than just the upfront cost. While roll-up doors may have a lower initial cost, it might be a good idea to consider the customization option and looks and resale value 


Sectional doors require proper installation attachment to the ceiling or structure above, while roll-up doors attach to the wall, making them a more space-saving option. If you have limited overhead space, a roll-up door may be ideal. However, even if the headroom is limited, a professional from Titan Garage Doors can install a sectional door with a low-headroom or rear torsion lift type. 


Both door types provide a similar level of security, and both options have add-on features such as automatic locks on added manual locks 


 The space in and around your building is a significant factor when choosing between sectional and roll-up doors. If your door competes for space with HVAC units or hanging signs, a roll-up door would be a more space-efficient choice as it rolls into a roll near the header, staying out of the way when open. However, a sectional door is a more popular option for residential purposes as it usually requires less space when opened.


 A sectional door would be ideal if looks matter to you, especially in a suburban setting. Sectional doors are available in diverse designs and colors to match the exterior of your home or property. For urban or industrial applications, roll-up doors are a better option. It’s essential to consider your neighbors’ preferences and local building codes when selecting a garage door.

When comparing sectional and roll-up doors, consider the various aspects outlined above to choose the garage door that suits your needs. If you still need to decide, contact Titan Garage Doors at Our team of professionals can help you make the right choice and install the garage door that fits your residential or commercial needs. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.


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Coquitlam BC

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Reviews For Titan Garage Doors Coquitlam

Christopher Jones
Christopher Jones
04:41 09 Feb 20
My old garage door opener failed on Saturday afternoon. I called Titan Garage Doors in Coquitlam and was amazed to... learn that they could have someone available to look at it that day. Technician Adam was at my door shortly after 6:00 pm. An hour and a half later, I had a brand new opener installed, the spring rebalanced, and door joints lubricated. I was very pleased with the prompt and professional service. Titan will be my “go to” for all of my garage door needs going more
Simon Hardy-Francis
Simon Hardy-Francis
02:08 17 Jan 20
One of our two, relatively new, garage door springs broke after about 5 years. So googled and found Titan Garage Doors... to fix it. They turned up same day within 1.5 hours to fix it. Alex, the technician was a super nice and super skillful guy, and it was obvious he had done the job countless times. He had to work in cramped conditions because the cars were struck in the garage, but he did a great job. The final price for two new springs was C$420 including tax. I'm only taking a star off because the person on the phone initially -- not Alex -- said a different price range; $150 to $250 ish. They must replace pairs of springs all day long... so why not just quote the real prices charged over the phone? Summary: Loved Alex. Hated the phone person in more
Chris M
Chris M
20:37 31 Dec 19
Needed a new spring replacement. I was able to make an appointment same day and the technician was excellent. Great... customer service and stayed true to their estimate that was quoted over the phone. I would use them more
Kevin S
Kevin S
23:07 28 Dec 19
My garage door spring snapped. Called these guys first thing in the morning. When the mechanic arrived 30 minutes... later, I was anticipating getting ridiculous quote like those locksmith scam (paid $260 for 1 minute of job because locksmith knows you are desperate about getting locked out). Later I realized garage door repair isn’t the same as locksmith. I was given a reasonable quote for one hour of labour and it includes the price of the spring. After the mechanic got the door fixed, I was able to pay by credit card and was given a receipt. And on top of that, there is warranty for their repair work. I hope I don’t have to called them any time soon, but if I have to I will. Highly more
David Ronald
David Ronald
20:21 14 Dec 19
Customer service phone response was excellent. Service tech , Alex, arrived promptly, surveyed the issue, provided... options , made adjustments and debriefed very professionally. Management of payment was fast and fair. This was an overall excellent more
Rob C
Rob C
02:54 11 Dec 19
Very prompt service. The technician, Eli, was pleasant, courteous and professional. He assessed the problem that we... were having with our garage door opener, opened the unit up and showed me the parts that had failed. Upon my approval of his price quotation, he went to work replacing the defective/failed part which I was pleased to find out that he carried in his vehicle.Very happy with the experience and highly recommend this technician and the more
Bebe Z
Bebe Z
04:37 10 Dec 19
We're very happy with the service. Dan did a great job fixing our garage door. He also updated all rollers and... installed door seals on the sides and top. Would recommend to anyone who needs their garage door fixed or more
Patrick Wright
Patrick Wright
01:49 26 Nov 19
I would NOT recommend this company!We called Titan to come and do a service, maintenance and any necessary repair on... our garage door. The technician showed up, spent maybe 10 minutes at our place, balanced the door, took his $120 bucks and basically that was it. We asked if there was anything else that needed to be done and we were told no.Our installer arrived the next day and we were told that some of the rollers and hinges would need to be replaced prior to the installation of our new garage door opener. We were not told by Titan that any of this needed to be done.Titan returned the next day to give us a quote for the rollers and hinges... They quoted $40 dollars for each hinge, and $15 per roller. We have 12 hinges/rollers! At this rate, we'd be better off buying a whole new door!We had another company come in and replace only what was broken for a fraction of the cost and they did an amazing jobI would not recommend this company, unless you have money to burn and want to overspend!read more
Rennie Durgapershad
Rennie Durgapershad
22:48 02 Nov 19
This was great and most expeditious service. The installer Adam was great and knowledgeable. Impressed with speed of... the service!read more
Chris Adamson
Chris Adamson
18:16 18 Oct 19
I am very happy with the service. Adam from Titan Doors did a great job fixing my garage door. He found the problem... right away (broken spring) and replaced the part quickly which he already had with him. Arrived within half an hour of me calling at 9 in the morning and fixed it all before 11am! Garage opens smoother and quieter than it did before! Thank you!!read more
Keni Casti
Keni Casti
23:38 01 Oct 19
We had Mario respond fast, (within the hour) he was very professional and friendly. He did excellent work and explained... step by step everything that was repaired. Excellent all more
Frances Jans
Frances Jans
18:38 29 Aug 19
Convenient, called last night with a garage door issue, made an appointment for between 8-9am the next morning. Kim and... his team showed promptly within the time frame given, and completed within the hour. I would recommend this more
Sarabjit Sehmi
Sarabjit Sehmi
01:15 29 Aug 19
Excellent service provided today along with the parts supplied. Best people to deal with regarding the repairs of any... garage doors requirements. Called them in an hour and were at my house within the specified time. Recommend this company for any repair more
Flora Lai
Flora Lai
20:45 26 Aug 19
These guys are great. They worked hard. Polite and nice. It is a good job.
Farid Jamal
Farid Jamal
21:11 04 Jul 19
These guys were great for speed and quality of service . They came in the first part of time window provided, reviewed... the work, provided a quote, which was just as well, as the their dispatcher had provided much lower quotes, I was happy with the quote and recommendations and they proceeded with the job. They were efficient, courteous and clean.. I would not only use them again, but also highly recommend more
Sonia Workman
Sonia Workman
23:11 02 Jul 19
Garage door busted today and Kim was here within an hour and even called to let me know he was running a bit late so I... was waiting around. Was fast, efficient and thorough! Even fixed something else that I didn't notice. Would definitely recommend Kim and his services to anyone that needs any sort of garage door repair!!!!read more
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