The Benefits Of Side Hinged Garage Doors

Our houses are meant to be our castles, so when it comes to choosing a garage door for your garage you should take extra care to make sure you get the right door for your home. There are a variety of garage door styles out there to choose from, but one particular style has been making a comeback of late; the side hinged garage door.

This classic design functions in much the same way to a regular door, with hinges along either side allowing the garage door to be opened by hand, swinging outwards to provide access. So what is it about this particular door style which makes it so alluring for homeowners? In this article we’ll run through some of the key benefits.

No Heavy Lifting

One common problem most people have with an up and over garage door is that it can mean a lot of heavy lifting, something which is strenuous for anyone not tall enough or lacking in the shear strength needed to lift such an object. Lifting garage doors can lead to injury and repetitive straining, something which is especially concerning for the elderly. With a side hinged garage door you can open the door with minimal fuss and without any of the strain of lifting. This helps to avoid injuries and offers far more comfortable functionality.

Variety Of Materials

When you think about your garage door you’re probably imagining something bland and uniform, but there are a variety of materials available when it comes to side hinged garage doors. You can select the design and the material which best suits your needs and which most improves the aesthetics of your home. Wood, GRP and steel are all perfect for this door style, it simply comes down to the look you want, always bear in mind that you may one day wish to sell your home and the perceived quality of your home from the outside can be boosted with an attractive garage door.


People are very concerned about the energy efficiency of their homes right now, and while the garage isn’t necessarily somewhere you spend all of your time, it is often joined to your home and can leak valuable heat if your garage door is not insulated. Insulated side hinged garage doors will improve the thermal efficiency of your home if the two are attached but can also help to transform your garage into a workshop or hobby spot.


At the pinnacle of luxury and style right now for homes is the automation of certain features. With automated side hinged doors you can drive straight into your garage without leaving your car – ideal for when the weather is bad outside or for any garage which has poor lighting outside. While there is little effort involved in opening side hinged doors manually, you can avoid juggling any items you’re carrying and make moving heavy items into the garage a breeze. At the click of a button you’ll get a smooth and easy action for your side hinged doors.

Here at CDC Garage Doors we provide high quality side hinged garage doors for your home with all of the above benefits. Simply contact us today and we’ll be to help you find the right garage door for your needs.