Which garage door type is right for me?

by Mar 26, 2019Guides0 comments

There is a wide range of garage door types and colours out there that you can choose from. If you are building a new home and are already getting bombarded with hundreds if not thousands of colour and style choices, it can get quite overwhelming! Don’t worry, in this article we are going to make it as easy for you as possible.

What are the different types of garage door?

Let’s quickly break down the 3 main types of garage doors we manufacture at Centurion Garage Doors: Roller Doors, Sectional Garage Doors (also known as Panel Lift Doors) and Custom Doors.

Make sure to watch our quick 60-second summary video below!

1. Roller Doors

The roller door is characterised by its ability to roll up around the drum on top of your door opening. Garage doors have diversified a lot since the invention of the roller door, but some people still love the traditional roller door.
  • Full use of ceiling space for car hoist or similar equipment
  • Can be manufactured to be much taller and much narrower than the sectional garage door
  • Very versatile in its applications: sheds, carports, storage facilities, warehousing, commercial properties, and more!
  • Designed for safe operation and keeping property secure
  • Can be modified to withstand high to cyclonic wind conditions
  • Initial purchase price usually lower than a sectional door of same dimensions
  • Street appeal not as high for modern homes and city areas
  • Cannot be customised as much as a sectional or custom door
  • Single metal curtain design can complicate matters if roller door repairs are required

Think this might be the best garage door type for you? Read up more about our range of roller doors on offer now!

2. SECTIONAL GARAGE DOORS (ALSO KNOWN as PAnel lift)

Sectional garage doors, named so because they are built in sections (panels), are the middle-of-the-range option, with a wide range of customisation options and neat features. Unlike the roller door, the sectional door runs on metal tracks along your ceiling when opening / closing. Sectional Doors are a very popular choice for residential homes due to their high street appeal and excellent functionality at an affordable price.
  • May not suit all areas and needs, in particular industrial areas or for use in sheds, warehousing, storage facilities, etc.
  • Extra ceiling space for car hoist or similar equipment may not be available or might evoke a surcharge
  • Cannot be practically manufactured as tall or thin as a roller door, meaning it may not fit in all door openings

3. Custom Sectional Doors

Our custom doors are sectional garage doors that have taken street appeal and personal touch to the next level. Create your frame from over five different layouts and 60+ different interpon powder coat colours, then select from more than a dozen different insert options in a wide selection of fittings, colours and materials!

  • Very modern and very stylish: designed with absolute street appeal in mind
  • Ability to create your own truly unique garage door design
  • Same innovative technology that is used in Steel Sectional Doors, delivering a functional, stealthy quiet, and safety-focused door.
  • Easy to maintain and repair
  • Can be manufactured wider than roller doors
  • Sturdy and security-oriented door with a lot of available safety, convenience, and stylistic upgrades
  • Sunshine Series lets soft natural light into your garage without compromising on privacy
  • May not suit all homes and needs, in particular for industrial areas or for use in sheds, warehousing, storage facilities, etc.
  • Extra ceiling space for car hoist or similar equipment may not be available or might evoke a surcharge
  • Cannot be practically manufactured as tall or thin as a roller door, meaning it may not fit in all door openings
  • Prices of these doors reflect the level of customisation options
See our sunshine series, which features opaque and semi-opaque insert panels to let natural light shine into your garage, without compromising on safety or privacy!

Explore our architectural series, showcasing our unique “negative detail” look that will make the neighbours jealous.

OR contact us to create your own!

So Which garage door will be right for me?

Ultimately, the best garage door for you might not be the same type of garage door that was right for your colleague or your neighbour. Our doors are all designed to fit different budgets, styles, specifications, and purposes.

Let us help you with your choice. Contact us now to speak with our experienced garage door professionals about your options.

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