Like your front garden, the garage door is a vital component in your property’s first impression.

An unruly garden with overgrown weeds and sagging flowers is not going to add much vibrance to your neighbourhood. Similarly, a banged up, peeling garage door that screeches every time you close it is not only going to wake the neighbours but it also won’t be very effective in dissuading robbers.

Your garage door should protect what you value most – oh, and it should also protect your kids.

Not only should it provide steadfast security, it should also look good.

Like anything, there a lot of options to choose from. Here’s the breakdown of what’s out there, so that when you visit the store you’ll know what to ask for.

Flexi Doors

Flexi doors are best suited when you don’t have much headroom in your garage. They are light weight and smoothly operational.

Industrial Doors

Unless you live in a warehouse or you drive a petrol tanker, you probably won’t need an industrial door. These are usually for commercial factories and offer higher and wider roller openings.

Roller Door

Tell the truth. Did you spend most of your garage door budget on your luxurious new Rolls Royce? Well, the roller door might be the best option for you. It’s the most cost effective door and it comes in a full range of colors, meaning you can create a stylish new home to match your latest addition to the car family. Also these are made to measure so it can cater to the individual needs of your house.

Sectional Doors

If you have more than one car and you live by the sea, sectional doors and a popular double opening garage door that is built to withstand strong winds.


These are cool. Because these doors tilt rather than bend, it means you can add a variety of materials to it. For example, you might want to add rich cedar panels or wrought iron to complement the style of the rest of your house.

All of these doors should come with remote controls unless of course, your garage door store is still living in the 90s. And trust me, when you’re rushing off to work and your kid is about to miss the bus to school, you’ll be thankful that you don’t need to get out of the car to manually shut the door.

So if your garage door is screeching for a change, why not get a new one that is not only quiet and functional but also gives you the opportunity to give your house a makeover?

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