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Things to Consider When Purchasing a Garage Door: A Buyer’s Guide



Purchasing a new garage door is a lot like getting a dog. They come in different sizes, have different personalities, and varying maintenance requirements depending on their breed. But most importantly, you need to choose a garage door that you fall in love with, just like the way you fell in love with your pooch.

So, what are the specifics? Here, we outline all the things you need to consider when purchasing a garage door, thanks to the experts at The Garage Door Guys.

Garage door style

First things first: style. Garage doors come in 3 main styles – roller doors, sectional doors and tilt doors. Roller doors are the most affordable, with a simple and sturdy design that suits every home. Sectional doors are arguably the most popular doors right now due to their elite combo of affordability, elegance and minimal headroom required to install them. Tilt doors present a step up in the market, considered the most prestigious and sought-after garage door.


But the garage door style you choose depends on another factor – your budget. The good thing is that you can get a high-quality garage door on almost any budget. Roller doors are the most budget-friendly door, while custom doors are on the higher end of the scale. The Garage Door Guys have garage doors to suit all budgets.

Added home value

So, you know how much you want to spend on a garage door, but how much will you get back on added home value? This is another consideration when purchasing a new garage door. Roller doors, for example, may be the most affordable option, but sectional doors are likely to add more value to your home. In other words, it might be worth spending a little extra on a sectional door if it you’re going to get most of it back on added home value.


Garage doors come in several different materials. The most common are Colorbond steel, timber (real of faux), aluminium, fibreglass and vinyl. Each material has its perks and its flaws, so think carefully about your material of choice. For example, while timber is a classy and beautiful touch to any home, it also requires the most maintenance.


Don’t go choosing gaudy garage door colours – you’ll quickly regret it! Go for minimalistic, neutral tones like beige, sand, navy, charcoal or burgundy, or a natural option like timber.

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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