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Choosing the right garage door for your home is a big decision.  There are many different styles of doors to choose from, each with their own benefits.  One of the biggest considerations to many homeowners is the final look that the garage door will give their property.  Your garage door is often a part of your building’s front façade, and one of the first things people see.  It can be one of the most important design features you’ll choose for your home, so you want to be confident in the decision you make.  Additionally, our climate in Australia demands that our garage doors be strong enough to withstand the elements, as well as being safe and secure.  Here we have listed the five most common types of garage doors that you will find in Australians homes and what you need to know to make your choice.

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1. Sectional Doors

Sectional doors are also known as panel doors, and as their name suggests are made from hinged horizontal panels that slide up over tracks on the side and put the door panels against the roof when it is raised.  Your sectional roller door can be designed to seamlessly blend in with your house’s exterior or you can make a statement with a bold look.  These doors are also one of the strongest garage doors on the market, adding enforced security to your property as well as protection from the elements.

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2. Roller Doors

Rather than a collection of panels that roll up on request, a roller door is a whole curtain of steel which rolls up around a centre drum.  These doors are best for a garage space that has plenty of headroom and can be designed in many different Colorbond® colours.  Roller doors can be made to fit almost any size of opening, additionally making them a versatile choice. 

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3. Tilt Doors

If you have limited space inside your garage and can’t fit a sectional door or a roller door, then a tilt door is perfect for you.  They are comprised of a singular solid panel, which is one of the most flexible in terms of choosing materials for design.  They can be clad with almost any material including plywood, perspex, aluminium, copper, and more.  You could even feature windows into your tilt door should you wish to.

>>>Should you choose a sectional, roller or tilt door for your garage?

These three types of garage doors are the top three in terms of popularity in Australia.  Check out our other articles to thoroughly compare them against each other and decide which one is best for you.  

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4. Custom Collection Doors

If you can’t seem to find exactly what you are looking for in the types of garage doors above, you might be in the market for a custom-made door.  From the custom collection, you get to choose the frame colour and then match the inserts to suit the specific look that you are after.  Or, if you still want something that is outside the norm, you can have a specialty door made just for you!  Steel-Line has out of the ordinary specialty doors including aluminium louvre garage doors, slatted sectional aluminium doors, security mesh sectional doors and more.

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5. Timber Look Doors

Timber doors are a popular feature for many homes, making a bold and natural statement to the front facade of your property.  They add a level of warmth and depth to your home, as opposed to the coolness that a steel look offers.  These doors are stylish, classic, and personal, and there are many variations to choose from in terms of design and aesthetic.

Knowing how your door works

A big part of choosing your garage door is knowing how to fix it if it stops working properly.  As a security feature for your home, you don’t want to be left in the lurch if you’re leaving for work for example, and suddenly it stops working!  You can read more here about the three most common garage door problems and how to solve them

Finding the right garage door

These are the 5 most popular options for garage doors used in Australia, but they are definitely not the only ones available.  We have an enormous range of garage door options to suit the needs of any house.  Along with our custom solutions, if you can imagine it, we can make it for you.  Our team of garage door experts are passionate professionals and love to build functional feature doors for homes all across Australia.  There are also many added security features, weather protectants and electronic options to choose from for each of our custom-built garage doors.  Our Steel-Line doors will make your home look good, keep you safe and secure, and withstand the test of time.

Steel-Line Garage Doors are designed to protect your family and property:

  • Stringently tested to meet wind load requirements
  • Reinforced hardware throughout product
  • Lasting durability
  • Eye-catching curb appeal
  • Trouble-free performance
  • Various design options to meet size requirements
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