Garage doors Hobart
Getting started on your garage door journey
As Australia’s leading garage door brand, we distribute to a trusted network of accredited dealers in Hobart and across Tasmania. Whether you’re a new homeowner or would like to upgrade your existing garage door, our buying guide offers plenty of helpful information on door types, styles and essential security features.
Types of garage doors
All of our B&D garage doors are Australian-made and available in two types:
- Roller doors
- Sectional doors
Roller garage doors
Roller garage doors are a convenient and cost-effective solution for garages, laneways and sheds. Compact enough to still allow use of the ceiling (for lighting or extra storage), roller garage doors roll up like a carpet to the top of the door opening. This allows for cars to be placed right up against the door, saving driveway space.
Available to purchase with or without an automatic opener, roller garage doors offer enhanced safety with a sturdy key locking mechanism to prevent unwanted intrusion. They can also be built to withstand high wind conditions, making them ideal for cyclone-prone areas.
Sectional garage doors
Sectional garage doors are made up of several panels hinged together to look like one solid door. They can be tailored to fit garage openings of any size and shape. Unlike the roller door, sectional doors run on metal tracks along the ceiling when opening and closing. Custom-made to fit the garage in a range of styles and colours, they’re a popular choice for residential homes due to their modern street appeal, sturdiness and functionality. Gone are the days of manually lifting and physically unlocking a garage door. Sectional doors are almost always purchased with an automatic opener for greater security. Plus, since most garage doors don’t lock, B&D’s automatic locking systems do away with the need for physical locks, providing peace of mind that only people with a remote can gain entry.
Tilt doors are the least common garage door due their safety and security issues, which is why B&D don’t manufacture or install them. Tilt doors feature exposed springs on either side of the door and are created from one solid piece instead of hinged panels, making them quite heavy. This can put extra pressure on the springs and balancing system when opening and closing. When the springs wear out, they can break, causing the door to slam down without warning, potentially hitting people, children, pets and cars.
Garage door safety and security
Security is of utmost importance when installing a new garage door. At B&D, we’re committed to delivering the highest standards of safety to keep our customers out of harm’s way. Below is a run-down of the must-have safety features to look for when buying a new garage door.
Just because a garage door is closed, it doesn’t mean it’s locked. Designed to avoid thieves forcing an unlocked garage door up and open, the Auto-Lock receives a signal from the remote to instantly lock the garage door with a heavy-duty bolt, all without the need for a key.
Automatic Reverse and Backdrive
Every B&D automatic garage door has an auto-reverse feature built into the motor to recognise friction or obstruction. Automatic Reverse is designed to prevent the door closing on obstructions such as people and property, while Automatic Backdrive triggers the motor to drive back down if the door is being forced open.
Infrared motion detection
In addition to an auto-reverse system, wireless safety beams are essential to protect young children, pets, cars and other valuable items. When an infrared beam, located inches from the base of the garage door, senses an object in the path of the door closing, it will not allow it to shut while the object remains. As soon as the beam is broken, the opener will kick into reverse, minimising risk and injury.
Smart phone operation
Smartphone-operated doors give you the power to monitor and control garage access via a smart phone or tablet. With the ability to link to multiple smart devices at the same time, the B&D Smart Phone app sends a notification if your door is left open, operated or obstructed. Smart door openers can also be linked to a B&D Garage Door Camera to manage and monitor the entire door. Plus, the camera sends alerts straight to your device when someone’s outside the garage, so you can view and allow access from anywhere.
A garage door warranty is crucial. It ensures the door continues to operate and wear the way it should. B&D garage doors and openers are designed, tested and proven to work in unison, which is why we back them with our market-leading 10-year Total Confidence Warranty* to ensure maximum performance and reliability.
*Terms and conditions apply.
Choosing a garage door style
From high-end designer doors to more traditional options, garage doors come in a range of materials, styles, colours and finishes. Garage doors make up around 45% of the home’s façade and are as much a focal point as front doors, windows or exterior cladding, so investing in quality products is important.
COLORBOND garage doors can be seamlessly coordinated with your new or existing colour scheme and other steel features around your home, whereas Knotwood ¬– a quality woodgrain finish that boasts the beauty and warmth of textured timber – creates a natural, earthy aesthetic.
Not sure where to start? Let us take the pressure out of the process – we’ll work with you to understand your needs, and help you design a custom door that perfectly complements the style of your home. Contact us to speak to a B&D garage door expert about your desired style.
B&D Garage Door Dealers & Installers in Hobart & Tasmania
For your door to function correctly and safely, it needs to be installed by a reputable, trained professional. We have 10 B&D Accredited dealerships throughout Adelaide and South Australia who can accurately perform garage door installations, services and repairs to ensure the safety, quality and longevity of your new garage door. Browse your nearest dealership below.