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Gryphon’s Guide to Garage Door Types

Garage Doors , Tips and Troubleshooting   Brett Rowley  | 11 February 2019

What are the different types of garage doors? What type of garage door will best suit my home? Are there any special requirements? As a homeowner, it is important to ask these questions; especially since your garage door not only protects your valuables, but adds to your home’s overall value. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as just picking out which garage door looks best, you must consider the space available, the building type, and overall design.


The team at Gryphon Garage Doors have come up with a quick guide on the types of garage doors available to help you make the right decision.


Roller Doors

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Of the garage door types available, roller doors are a cost-effective option that provide a convenient and compact finish suitable for most homes. The door is fabricated from a steel curtain that is designed to roll up into a bundle at the top of the door.

This means it will require a little more overhead space and is most suited for narrow openings including carports, store-fronts, sheds and garages. Roller doors are typically manually operated utilising a lock and key feature but a motor can be added for extra convenience. If you lack the overhead space you may want to consider a sectional or tilt door instead.


Tilt Doors

Tilt doors are made from one piece of material that has been designed to operate using a spring hinge allowing the door to open up and over.

The door is pulled back onto a pivot before being lifted onto a track suspended from the ceiling of the garage. The benefits of a tilt garage are that it takes up the least amount of overhead space, however, you will need sufficient space in your driveway to open and close the door. Tilt doors are low maintenance and come in a wide range of customisable designs and materials including glass windows. A motor can also be added for extra convenience.


Sectional Doors


Sectional doors have become increasingly popular and can be seen mostly on new homes. Sectional doors are made from several large horizontal panels hinged together to appear as one solid door.

The door opens on a curve and moves onto a track system that is suspended from the ceiling overhead. Sectional doors are typically motorised due to how large and heavy they can get but require minimal space to operate.

They provide a modern and sophisticated look but can be customised with various materials including wood look designs for a more rustic approach.


Custom Doors

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To really stand out from the rest, Gryphon Garage Doors provide the option of being able to customise the design of your garage door. Having a custom-made door allows you to get creative and design a door that adds curb appeal and increase the overall value of your home. Personalise your garage door and choose from a wide range of designs and over 100 colours to match your home’s exterior. Materials can include Biowood, Perspex, Aluminium, ventilation options and many more. For more information on custom-made doors contact our professional and friendly team at Gryphon Garage Doors who are dedicated in helping you bring your vision to life.


Are you considering buying a garage door but aren’t sure of how to go about it? Read our extensive Ultimate Guide created just for buyers, get all the insights before you make your big decision.

Gryphon’s Guide to Garage Door Types

Brett Rowley

Brett is a garage door expert who also runs Gryphon Garage Doors. He strives for great customer service, excellent product knowledge and constant innovation.

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