The door on your garage doesn’t just keep your car and possessions under lock and key, it’s also a big part of the overall look of your home. You can match it to your colour scheme or make a bold statement. Whichever way you go, there are many styles, colours and finishes to help you achieve the look you want. Here are handy hints for picking a style to suit your home and how to bring down the cost by building the frame yourself.
1. Roller doors
Roll up, roll up! Roller doors are the most economical of your options. They’re available in the complete range of Colorbond colours, so you can use your door to complement other features of your home, such as the roof, gutters or windows. Because they roll up into a drum above the door opening, they’re the best choice if your garage ceiling is obstructed by plumbing pipes or hanging storage.
2. Sectional doors
Sectional doors are always popular as they come in different designs to suit traditional and contemporary homes. Traditional styles have square or rectangular panels stamped onto the steel, whereas modern have large flat panels to suit the sleek styling of more contemporary homes. Sectional doors roll up in tracks and end up parallel to the ceiling, so they’re the pick for a low-clearance garage.
3. Custom doors
Sexy and oh-so sleek! Want to make your garage door the fanciest looking on your street? If so, a custom door will be right up your alley! You can choose from a range of panel configurations to work with the architectural elements of your home, then mix-and-match frame and insert colours to design an individual look for the end of your driveway.
4. Timber look
To complement the natural materials often used in modern residential architecture, go for a garage door combining the look of timber with the strength of steel, which also makes it low maintenance – love it! Plus, if you like the grain but not the colour of natural timber, you can choose from finishes which replicate the appeal of stained timber and match your home, too!
5. Let there be light
Brighten up your garage during the day by allowing natural light to shine through windows in your door. For a traditional style, add interest with decorative windows across the top of the door. For a contemporary home, go for a sleek horizontal strike-through of acrylic panels across your custom door.