Choosing a garage door for your home or business is a big decision. Garage doors take up a large percentage of your property’s façade. Garage doors therefore have the potential to increase your property’s aesthetics and street appeal. That’s why choosing the perfect garage door is so important.
You also need to think about how often you will be using the door, and how you want it to function. All these factors will help you decide exactly which garage door is right for you and your family home or business. Casey Garage Doors is here to help assist you with your garage door needs. Our team of professionals can provide you with expert advice on which type of garage door is most suitable for your home or business, aesthetic elements, functionality and so much more.
To help get you started on your garage door installation process, following we will give you a thorough overview of the garage doors including the different types, their benefits, design elements and more.
EVOLUTION OF THE HUMBLE GARAGE DOOR
Garage doors have come a long way in the last couple of decades. Gone are the days when your garage door was one heavy panel that you had to get out of your car to unlock and lift up yourself. Now most modern garage doors work on an automated system where we don’t have to step foot out of the car or house. A simple click of the button and a roller door will open, close, or stop exactly where we want it to.
COMPARING DIFFERENT TYPES OF GARAGE DOORS
When it comes to the function of a garage door there are four different types. You can have one the swings out, swings up, rolls out, or slides to the side. There are benefits to each of these different types, depending on what you are looking for. The rolling and sliding options take up less space, so if that is a concern, definitely look into these types for your property.
The garage doors that roll up and slide out are the most common and popular choices for homes and businesses alike. Garage doors that swing out or swing up are typically chosen for a specific reason for example businesses that require a larger area of access or for those homeowners that want to add a unique style and aesthetic point of interest to their home.
Garage roller doors are particularly durable. They are also a more cost-effective option when compared to other types of garage doors. And there is always a colour that will not only suit but enhance the appearance of your home.
MATERIALS: Garage doors can be made from a variety of different materials. You can go for an old-fashioned look with the wood option, although be aware that these aren’t suited to damp climates and can be expensive. Steel needs a lot less maintenance and is a sturdy option. However, it does rust and needs to be checked often. Finally, aluminium is a popular choice as it is both tough and rust-proof and thereby pretty low maintenance.
COST: Single panel doors tend to be cheaper than sectional doors, as they are easier to both manufacturer and install.
DESIGN: You have a lot more freedom working with single panel doors, as you essentially have a large blank slate to work with.
SAFETY: As any insurance company will tell you, garage doors are an important component of your property’s security. For many Australians, one of the biggest assets we own, apart from a home, is our cars. The most common place they are kept is in the garage, along with many other valuable items. Not to mention any machinery or other items of value stored behind those garage doors. It is vitally important that both personal and business vehicles and other items are kept in a secure location, day and night. Casey Garage Doors supplies the best garage doors and conducts the best garage door installation in Dandenong, ensuring the best possible security for your vehicles and other assets.
A garage also provides another access point to the home so having a high level of security and durability is a must for garage doors.
To further fortify your garage door and increase security, there are plenty of security features you can now add. These include remote entry, and a keyless number pad to get into the house. If you are interested in adding any of these features for your garage door installation in Dandenong, just ask our friendly team.
There is also a design and mechanical aspect to consider when determining which type of garage door is the safest. Many people have traded in their single panel doors in favour of the sectional doors due to safety concerns. As they operate on springs, there are concerns that they may break off and cause damage. The last thing you want is your garage door coming down unexpectedly on your valuables causing damage.
SPACE SAVER: Single panel garage doors have to come out further when opening, which means you need more space in your driveway to park further back while it is opening. The most obvious advantage is the space you will save in the process. Roller doors go up and down on hinges and don’t have the need to swing out to open. This means you can park your car right up next to them before opening and heading inside.
WEATHER: Unlike other types of garage doors, such as hinge doors, roller doors can withstand the weather and not let it into the garage. They feature a rubber seal at the bottom that stops dust, water, and many more unwanted elements such as debris, rubbish, and animals from getting into the garage.
BENEFITS OF PANEL GARAGE DOORS
Panel garage doors have a high aesthetic value as they look classy and stylish and can add a sophisticated look to your home or business. You can choose from a range of colours to match the existing colours of your home or business, adding a neat finishing touch that can make a big impact. They look both modern and chic – adding to your street appeal.
Single panel garage doors consist of a single, solid slab that slides up and down upon opening your garage door in order to allow the car to enter. Many single panel doors tend to operate using a hinge system, allowing the door to swing open easily without the need for a remote-control garage door opener.
Panel garage doors allow you to maximize the amount of space you actually have in front of your house. This newer style of door consists of panels of metal, joined together, that slide from their vertical position along a curved track, to be housed horizontally, close to the garage roof. They work well in garages with low clearance, as they take up less headroom than a roller door. They can be fitted to your exact garage, and are nice and sturdy, with each panel being hinged onto the track to lessen the chance of it breaking.
Sectional doors can really elevate the look of your home or business. In a range of Colorbond and wood-look finishes, they can tie in with your business or a modern new home or a tasteful federation style renovation.
DESIGN: a panel garage door will help you maximize your driveway space. They are designed to lift up, so you can park right up against the door and it will still open for you without a problem.
DURABLE: panel doors are known to be reliable and durable, as each panel is hinged to the garage door track, making it a lot sturdier and less likely to break than other alternatives.
VERSATILE: the panel garage door can be fitted to almost any garage. They can be custom designed to meet your space, and you can also choose from a range of colours to add to the look of your home or business. By choosing from a variety of different styles, you have the option to add to your current home or business, or to create a whole new standout piece.
CUSTOMISED GARAGE DOOR
Our garage doors are handmade by our knowledgeable team and are made in an extensive range of designs using various products. Our current designs include Mirage, Orion, Continental, Titan, Trojan, and Vault – you can check these out on our website under the “custom design” tab. We manufacture each and every garage door with premium materials, for lasting quality. Not only are our garage doors tough, but they’re also elegant, modern and visually appealing adding beauty and value to your home or business.
Got a different idea for your custom garage door? Give our friendly team a call today! We’re more than happy to hear out your design ideas and see what we can do to accommodate your ideas and make your unique design idea become a reality.
RANGE OF COLOURS AND STYLES
Another factor to consider when deciding on which garage door is right for your home is what kind of look you want it to add to your home. When we think of traditional garage doors, most of us picture a standard white painted garage door an aluminium door left unpainted. Whilst garage doors are a functional aspect of your property, there is no reason for them to be an eyesore. If you’re wanting to stick with a more classic and traditional look, we can help you select a colour that perfectly complements your home or business that will inconspicuously add to the overall look and feel of your property.
Your garage door doesn’t have to be boring either! Gone are the days when garage roller doors had an unsightly utilitarian appearance. In fact, if you so wish you can turn it into a feature of the front of your home by choosing to add a splash of colour, picking something bright and contrasting with your home or business.
At Casey Garage Doors we supply garage roller doors in the standard ColorBond colours. Not sure about which colour to choose? Our staff are always on hand to give expert advice. With an eye for detail and design, we will be able to assist you in selecting the best colour garage roller doors for your home or business. At Casey Garage Doors we supply a range of garage doors in different styles and finishes. Our reputable team will provide you with professional advice when it comes to top quality garage doors that will best suit your residential or commercial property.
With more than 10 years of experience working with some of the countries most reputable builders and architects, you can trust that choosing us for your garage door installation will be a smooth and pleasant process.
As we design our own garage doors, including custom designs, we supply a complete range in various styles, colours, and materials. Quality is one of our most important priorities, ensuring the best possible security for your vehicles and other assets.
Our skilled team takes accurate measurements band installs garage roller doors to be a perfect fit. This is vitally important as an ill-fitting garage door could mean compromised functionality and security. Once your design is complete it will only take around 2- 3 weeks for installation to be complete.
We only deal in quality garage roller doors because we value customer satisfaction. These doors, once fitted by our expert team, will not simply last forever. They will also keep out nasty draughts and unsightly debris. The mechanism is also surprisingly quiet for metal roller doors meaning you don’t have to worry about waking the family when leaving for work early in the morning or hearing that awful screech that other garage doors can tend to make all day at work.
We pride ourselves on offering professional service at all times. Our experienced team will be able to give you all the relevant information and professional advice you need, ensuring that you make the best possible decision when selecting garage doors for your property. At Casey Garage Doors, you will be able to find the perfect garage door for your home or business.
For a quote on garage door installation in Dandenong or any further questions, contact the Casey Garage Doors team today.