An exterior garage sliding door is a beneficial feature, making it easier to remove and place items inside the structure. It is fairly simple to install a nice-looking set of sliding doors with woodworking tools and creativity. The running tracks that hold and control the motion of the garage sliding door make the closed door very secure and ensure that sliding garage openers are amongst the strongest and most impenetrable systems around. They can also be locked in a number of different ways and offer high resistance to wind and impact damage. And unique advantage to the horizontal garage sliding door is the fact that the tracks can be fitted on either the inside or the outside of the structure. This is a fitting option that is not available on other door types. The smartest method is to install the tracks within the garage, however it can be easier and just as secure to have the tracks fitted in front of, and on the external face of, the garage building.
Given that garage sliding doors are continually supported at both their foot and head, they can be considerably larger than most other door types. This means that they are ideal for unusually large openings, as can be seen from their many commercial applications. A garage sliding door can be sectional in construction with vertical hinges enabling the composite door panels to hinge and bend around corners and returns.