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4 Benefits Of Side Hung Garage Doors

6th June 2023

Side hung garage doors are getting popular again. Customers are falling back in love with their classic charm, their practicality, and a whole range of other benefits, some of which you might not have thought about.

So, in this short blog post, we thought we'd go over a few of the great benefits of side hung garage doors in a little more detail, helping you to make the right choice when it comes to ordering your new garage doors.

Side hinged wooden garage doors exude natural beauty

Side hinged wooden garage doors particularly, have a timeless and natural charm that suits almost any architectural style of property, whether we're talking about a modern minimalist style, or something more rustic and traditional.
The reason for this is that wooden garage doors are designed to celebrate the wood, and its unique patterns and textures, which incidentally, can also be enhanced with various stains and finishes, depending on the look you want to achieve.

Side hung garage doors are versatile and easy to use

Made to measure side hinged garage doors are, as the name suggests, a simple, classic hinged door design that's both ultra-convenient, and easy to use, even for people with restricted upper body strength or mobility. Side hinged garage doors also have the benefit of the independent operation of each door leaf, which helps when you need to frequently access the garage for reasons other than getting your car or van out.

Side hung garage doors offer made to measure solutions

One of the key benefits of side hung garage doors is that they can be tailored to the exact measurements of your garage, whether it's an extra wide entrance, a narrow entrance, or if you're looking for garage side doors. Made to measure side hung wooden garage doors can also be designed to open inwards or outwards, helping you to utilise the available space inside your garage, or to prevent having to open the garage onto a pavement or busy road.

Side hinged garage doors are durable and long-lasting

When properly maintained, wooden garage doors, constructed from oak or cedar etc., whether side hung or not, are known for their impressive durability and longevity, even in very damp conditions.

Although, it is important to reiterate, how long your new wooden garage doors last, will depend on how you look after them, which should include periodic cleaning and sealing, and having a professional inspection once or twice a year.


When looking for quality garage doors for your domestic or commercial property, side hung garage doors are a great choice, but, as with buying any style of garage door, it's important to get some professional advice first. A garage door expert will be able to advise you on the practicality of side hinged garage doors for your individual property, and let you know if a different design of garage door might be more suitable.

Hinged Garage Doors UK

If you're looking to buy high-quality side hinged garage doors in the UK, get in touch with Garage Doors Ltd, one of the UK's leading garage door providers, installers, repairers, and servicing experts.