Garage Door Types and Benefits

Garage doors do not come in one style anymore. Unlike the houses of our grandparents eras, we are spoilt for choice in the garage door options and not just in colour. Different materials, opening styles and yes, of course colour, can increase the value of your home while also giving you a secure space to keep your car and other personal effects.

Considering a garage door can take up to 20% of the front facade of your house, we reckon spending a bit of time picking the right one is pretty essential – so we’ve taken the hard work out of it by breaking down some of the styles of garage door you might consider…

Roller Garage Doors

Roller garage doors use high-quality hinges and operating systems to ensure the door rolls up and down smoothly and is coloured with powder coating colour, meaning it can be painted to suit almost any home. These are popular due to the fact that they’re easy and quite light to operate, making them ideal for most people. They also don’t require much space to be installed, as much of the fit out is above the door in what would otherwise be dead space.

Their ribbed appearance blends in with most housing styles, so you know it won’t be jarring on the eye to see a modern garage door next to a heritage listed house. Their high level of security is great at making you feel secure, as they act as a deterrent due to the need for an automated key to enter.

Sectional Garage Doors

Section garage doors consist of a number of panels that are connected and slide up as a single, flat piece against the ceiling when opened. They’re very reliable and durable garage doors and damage to one panel doesn’t ruin the entire door – you can just replace that one panel quickly and easily.

They are available in both steel and timber looks, so you can design yours to match your home. They’re great space savers if your garage is on the smaller side and are one of the most reliable options as it’s very hard for them to come off their tracks.

Wooden Garage Doors

Wooden garage doors are almost always chosen for their aesthetic and the fact that they can be custom fit to suit any garage shape – making them the perfect option for older homes where the garage door opening might not be a perfect square or rectangle. Wooden garage doors can be fitted with layers of steel or insulation to provide increased security or protection against the elements.

There are also more options for the way your garage doors open, from a swinging door style option to the standard panels offered by other garage door styles. You can even include windows in wooden garage doors.

No matter what garage door style you like best, we have the perfect one for your home. Speak to one of our sales consultants today about our garage door options and update the look of your home with a brand new garage door today.