Choosing between a roller shutter or sectional garage door for your home

Your garage is an important part of your home, that is why choosing the right garage door may require some extra thought. The two popular choices of garage doors are roller shutter and sectional, but which one is right for your home?

Roller shutter garage doors are usually made up of two aluminium sheets filled with foam, each horizontal sheet is attached to the other at the top and bottom, allowing the door to bend around the roller as it opens. This type of door is a good option if you have a smaller garage space, however it will require more head room compared to other garage door styles. Roller shutter doors can come in a variety of colours and usually have a laminate finish to them. When it comes to choosing a colour, matching with the front door or window frames is recommended as they will complement the door. Roller shutter garage doors can be installed with a manual or electronic opening system; this is an added extra which really depends on the homeowner’s preference.

Sectional garage doors are available in a variety of materials, such as, aluminium, timber or fibreglass panels, this means you have a much wider range of design and colour options available. Sectional doors require more space within the garage to allow for the doors to open, meaning this option is usually only suitable for the larger garages.

Security is an important factor to consider when choosing between these two types of garage doors. A roller shutter door tends to be more secure then the sectional door, due to its structure and locking systems. This said, you could install other security measures to your sectional garage door if you wanted to.

There really is no right or wrong garage door, it really does come down to personal choice. Get your garage door installed by a professional, and select a company that provides you with a warranty.