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The Latest Innovations in Garage Door Technology: A Sneak Peek into the Future

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Technology has pervaded every little aspect of our lives. Toilets in Japan now have buttons on them. Your toothbrush gives you feedback on how well you’re brushing. Your fridge can now speak German.

So, there’s no wonder why you’re pondering the latest innovations in garage door technology. What’s in stock? Let’s find out!

Here, The Garage Door Guys outline some of the latest innovations in garage door tech in order to take a sneak peek into the future.

Hemp garage doors

Garage doors have always been manufactured using strong and widely-available products like iron and steel. But we might soon be seeing another material pop up on the market – and that’s hemp. Hemp can be fused with polymer resin, making it incredibly strong and safe, yet lighter than steel. Using this natural alternative to steel as a garage door material could lighten your power bills too, since your garage door opener would require less power to lift the lighter hemp garage door. We haven’t seen much materialisation of hemp in garage doors just yet, but with its increasingly common use in auto-manufacturing and construction, we’re sure we’ll be seeing it quite soon.

Openers that talk

Garage door openers have also come a long way in recent years. We’ve gone from having a chunky garage door remote to using our smart phone apps to, now, simply telling your garage door to open. Smart openers now use apps that have a voice control function, so you don’t even have to pull your phone out of your pocket to open the garage door after a long day at work.

Solar-powered doors

If your home already has solar panels, then your garage door is mostly already powered by solar during the day. But what if we told you that garage doors could have their own solar units in the near future? While this isn’t a reality just yet, it’s something that has been developed and tested in recent years.


Custom garage doors are getting more and more sought-after, so there’s a strong sense within the industry that customisation is the future of garage doors. As custom garage doors become more and more affordable, many homeowners will likely prefer to complete their homes with a garage door that exhibits personal taste rather than a generic roller or sectional door.

While nobody has a crystal ball that displays the future of garage doors, The Garage Door Guys are Adelaide’s industry leaders in everything garage doors and gates. We have a stunning range of doors, whether you’re looking at roller doors, sectional doors or something completely custom-designed. We also specialise in maintenance and repair, offering full-scale garage door services. Get in touch with the team for the best garage doors in SA!

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