What are the different residential garage door types?

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If you’re about to start building your first home, or if you’re in the midst of planning some renovations, you might be wondering what the different residential garage door types are. The vast majority of garage doors fall into one of three residential garage door types. 

In this article, we’ll take you through what those residential garage door types are and help you decide which one is best for your home. Let’s get to it! 

Sectional garage doors

The first residential garage door type is called a sectional garage door. Sectional garage doors are what you see on virtually all modern homes in Australia these days. Sectional garage doors come in a wide variety of colours and textures, so you’ll be sure to find a garage door that suits the look and aesthetic of your home.

If you’re building your home through a builder, they will most likely recommend a sectional garage door for your home, and most modern garages are built to accommodate sectional garage doors.

Roller garage doors

Next up on our list of residential garage door types are roller doors. Roller doors are incredibly popular to fit on carports, sheds and many garages too. The main difference between a roller door and a sectional garage door is that roller doors are made of a flexible metal curtain that “rolls up” like a carpet. This can be especially useful in garages that have lower ceilings or if you want a garage door that doesn’t take up too much space.

Tilt doors 

Finally, our last residential garage door type is the tilt door. Tilt doors are made from one solid sheet of material that “tilts” up and slides along the ceiling of your garage door. While these doors aren’t as popular as sectional garage doors or roller garage doors, some people prefer this style of door and they’re certainly useful if your garage features a low ceiling. Tilt garage doors normally have J-type fittings with two arms to lift the door up with the assistance of springs. 

So which residential garage door type should you choose? 

For most homes, a sectional garage door is going to be your best choice. These doors suit practically every modern home, and with a huge range of styles and colours to choose from, you’ll be sure to find a garage door that perfectly suits your needs.     

Need help deciding between these residential garage door types? Give our team a call!

Eastern Garage Doors are East Melbourne’s garage door specialists. Our team is here to install your new garage door or service an existing door. With our experience, we know just the right product for your home’s needs and budget! 

No matter what size, shape or material garage door you’re looking to have installed, we carry out our work with precision and make sure everything works perfectly before leaving. Give our friendly team a call today on 03) 9812 3062.