Door Types Explained
There are many different types of garage doors available, with most of them designed so that they can be tailored to meet a customer’s specific needs.
Below is a quick overview of the 2 most common types of residential garage doors available through B&D.
Roller Doors comprise of a ribbed steel curtain that moves vertically in the opening and rolls up and around the drum, guided by tracks and counterbalanced with springs.
They are particularly suitable for garages and sheds where there is plenty of headroom above the opening and where a traditional look is required.
Sectional Doors are made from a number of rigid sections/panels that are hinged together and move vertically in the opening, then horizontally along the ceiling, guided by tracks and counter-balanced with springs.
These doors offer the widest range of design option and are available in a range of colours, patterns and may also feature windows. Sectional doors can be made of various materials, but are most commonly made of steel.
BUYING A DOOR
So, you’ve made the decision to buy a new, or replace your existing garage door.
There are just a few steps involved, and there’s always someone available to give you advice, if you run into trouble.
- Work out whether your site is ready for a measure and quote. It is important that you have a garage door dealer visit your home and measure up your door opening – this is the only way to get an accurate quote. It is not recommended that you do your own measure up for your door. Garage door dealers are trained to measure the opening, and know what allowances they need to make for tracks, wheels, etc before they finalise a door size.
- Once your site is ready, you need to find a garage door dealer. To find a B&D Accredited Dealer near you, you can either check our dealer locator, or call our contact centre on 13 62 63. Accredited Dealers will visit your site, measure up and provide you with a no obligation quote. Many of our Accredited Dealers also now use specially designed quoting software, which allows them to photograph your house, and overlay B&D doors, so you can see what the final product will look like, on your own home.
- Do some research, before your dealer arrives. There are a range of different types of garage doors, as well as different styles of openers and other accessories available. Not all doors will suit your garage or carport, but your garage door dealer will be able to advise you on this, once they are on site. Before they arrive though, it is worth doing a little bit of your own research.