The Different Types of Garage Doors in Melbourne

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The Different Types of Garage Doors in Melbourne

In the garage doors Melbourne market, there are several types of models. Here are their specific characteristics and advantages.


1) The sectional garage door

Representing 65% of the market share, the sectional garage door has remained the most popular for years. It must be said that it is practical because it is designed from panels that slide upwards, following metal rails.

Therefore, it is suitable for both small and large garages. It optimizes space because its side panels nestled in the ceiling do not encroach on the garage, leaving a maximum of square meters available.

Important point: it does not spill over onto the public highway. This is a vital feature if you live by the roadside as you should not obstruct passers-by when you close or open your door.

Very often motorized, the sectional garage door is thus easy to use: you free yourself from the constraints of opening and closing.

Even if it means buying a custom sectional door, be vigilant on one point: its ability to insulate. Choose doors with double-walled panels to prevent the cold from entering your garage.

Variant of this door: the side sectional garage door This is its horizontal version. It delivers to the right or to the left and can therefore be installed in small garages or with low ceiling height. With it, the space under the ceiling is free.

It often has an opening for pedestrians. In other words, you can enter your garage by opening just a small passage without having to open your side sectional door wide.

2) The roller garage door

It has tended to gain ground in recent years over its sister the sectional door, although it remains less popular.

The roller door lives up to its name. It rolls up in a specially dedicated chest to nestle in the ceiling. To put it simply, we can compare it to a roller shutter because it works in the same way. Its blades stapled together form the apron and are housed around an axis, all entering a safe.

This type of door is more suitable for garages of modest size or those with saturated space because the optimization of space is perfect: ceilings as walls are completely free, you can make the most of them.

Just like the sectional door, the roll-up garage door does not extend out onto the outside: it can therefore find its place in your home, even if your garage opens directly onto the street.

3) The tilting garage door

It opens from the top and its panel nestles parallel to the ceiling. There are two scenarios for this type of joinery:

  • the non-projecting tilting door opens and closes without encroaching on the outside. Be careful, it requires impeccable installation, with great precision and must be installed by a professional.
  • the overflowing tilting door: it follows its guide rails and encroaches on the exterior space before sticking to the ceiling. It is therefore prohibited if your garage faces the street.

Garage doors can be a tricky item for your home to navigate through. There are many options, styles, materials, add-ons, colours and more to choose from. Garage doors need to serve your aesthetic needs, security needs, user needs and more.

Let us help you through your garage door design needs and your garage door desires. We would be glad to guide you through all of the options available.

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From our Team at Melbourne Garage Doors