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Finding the Ideal Garage Door

Finding the Ideal Garage Door

Finding the Ideal Garage Door

Being a supplier and expert with panel lift garage doors in Sydney, I am often asked about the different types of garage doors available. There are many different types, with most of them designed to be tailored to meet a customer’s specific needs. Understanding the differences between the 3 most common types available can be very helpful in deciding what is appropriate for your garage.

Rolling Doors

Rolling doors are comprised 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 useful for garages and sheds where there is plenty of headroom above the opening, and where you’re looking for a more traditional design.

Sectional Doors

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, again guided by tracks and counterbalanced with springs. These doors are the most aesthetically adaptable of these three types of garage doors and are available in a range of colours, patterns and can also feature built-in windows, if desired. Sectional doors can be made of wood and other materials, but are most commonly made of steel.


Flex-A-Doors are made from a durable Roll-A-Door curtain that is fitted on a curving track – which slides from a vertical position up into a horizontal position, close to the ceiling. This is a variation on Rolling Doors, suitable for when there isn’t the headroom for a rolling door, or where a smoother, easier solution is required to replace an existing tilt door.

To learn more about these garage doors, as well as any maintenance needs or repairs, please feel free to call or email me for a chat.