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Choosing the right garage door is an important choice for any home. Along with the need to meet all your practical needs, how your door looks plays a large role in your house’s facade and overall looks. Sectional doors are becoming the garage door style of choice for many modern homeowners. Let’s take a look at why a sectional door will meet all your functional needs while also increasing the kerb appeal of your home.

Understanding Sectional Doors

Let’s start at square one by defining a sectional door and how it differs from other garage door types. In short, a sectional garage door’s signature feature is the sturdy panels that make up the door. When the door operates, these panels run on rails vertically upwards and then horizontally across the garage ceiling.

Sectional garage doors usually come with an automated door opener which provides a more convenient, safer, and easier-to-use garage door for your home. Available in a variety of styles, sectional garage doors are also an aesthetically pleasing feature that can be adapted to a wide range of home designs.

Aesthetics and Design Options

Your garage door is a key feature of your home’s facade and influential in its overall street appeal. It not only creates the impression your house makes on you and your guests but can even increase its property value. Finding a door to match the rest of your house’s style is key to creating the ideal facade for your home.

We have a wide range of sectional door design styles, including:

  • Glacier: A slatted design that can have either a wood or a smooth finish.
  • Ranch: An American-style door that is ideal for rural properties or for creating a country feel.
  • Slimline: Has a smooth, contemporary look that is one of our most popular designs for modern homes.
  • Flatline: A simple, clean look that proves that sometimes less is more.
  • Heritage: A British manor-style look that can suit either modern or older homes.

Along with choosing the right style of door, it’s important to choose the right colour matching, upgrades, and customisation options to ensure you have the perfect door for your house. We have many options, including the Colorbond, DecoWood, and UniCote LUX ranges, so that you can create the ideal sectional garage door design for your facade.

Material Strength and Durability

Australia is a country of extreme conditions and weather, so you need a garage door you and your family can rely on. Our doors, including our DecoWood and Savannah garage doors, are made from BlueScope Steel, a building material long proven to withstand Aussie conditions.

To further increase strength, our doors include safety features, including heavy-duty bottom rails and durable weather seals to help protect your valuables from the elements. For particularly vulnerable environments, we recommend checking out our cyclone door range.

Safety and Functionality Features

Safety is a key concern for any garage door, especially for anyone with pets or little ones running about. Just some of the functionality and safety features your door can include are:

  • Finger Proof Safety: A unique award-winning design that safeguards your family and protects your home against the elements.
  • Automatic Door Opener: Manual garage doors can lead to injury, either from opening the door itself or from the need to leave the car. Automatic door openers allow you to operate the garage door without physical exertion. 
  • Photo Electric Beams: Detect any obstruction and stop your door before it hits your car, boxes, or a person. Helps prevent damage and injury.
  • Powermesh: Bring your sectional garage door into the 21st century with the Powermesh smart device and app. Control and monitor your door through any connected smart device.
  • Wind Brace Sectional Doors: In cyclone-prone areas, the installation of a wind brace sectional door provides the hardware to withstand heavy conditions.
  • Auto Reverse System: The garage door will automatically reverse when it comes in contact with an object. 

Colour and Finish Choices

Finding the right colours and finishes for your garage door is essential to ensure it matches the rest of your house. There is a range of great finishes to choose from, including:

  • Textured
  • Smooth
  • Matt Finish.

The Matt Finish, made by BlueScope Steel, has been designed specifically for Australian conditions. Its designs offer exceptional dust and corrosion resistance, ensuring a long lifespan for your new door. It is available in the colours Surfmist, Shale Grey, Dune, Bluegum, Basalt, and Monument.

Customisation and Accessories

Everyone has their preferences and unique needs when it comes to their new garage doors. Steel-Line has a range of products and accessories to help customise your garage door, including:

  • Windows: A stylish addition to your garage door that allows natural light into your home. 
  • Wireless Keypads: Great alternative to a physical key; it can be programmed for both long-term and temporary codes. 
  • Remote Controls: Whether it’s a remote for the car or one you can add to your keychain, there are plenty of options to ensure you can get in and out of your garage.
  • Insulation: Insulating your door can greatly reduce your heating and cooling bills.
  • Garage Door Seals: These help prevent dust, leaves, and rodents from entering your garage and protect your inner space against the elements.

Making the Right Choice

Sectional garage doors have become a defining feature in many Australian homes due to their stylish looks and superior functional features, and they are a valuable addition to any home. Choosing the right garage door for your house is about considering some key factors, including functionality, aesthetics, and needs: 

  • Remember that while a garage door can look great, it is, at heart, a practical addition to your home. You want to purchase a door that functions well and meets your requirements.
  • Garage door openers help make your door more convenient and safer to use. 
  • Consider the environment you’re living in. For example, areas prone to cyclones will need a cyclone rated garage door.
  • Are you unsure what the best option is for your home? Our expert team deals with garage doors every day and can help you choose a great-looking door that meets all your needs.

Call the Sectional Garage Door Experts Today

Want to find out more about sectional doors or want to discuss the perfect door for your new home? Steel-Line is your garage door specialist. We offer a wide range of sectional doors as well as services, including maintenance, repairs, and installation. With locations in Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra, and many more, there’s a Steel-Line near you to help with your garage door needs. Get in touch with our team today to organise a free measure and quote for a sectional door that meets your home’s dimensions.  

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