Garage doors not only protect your car but are also highly visible and add to your home's aesthetic. When choosing between models, you also need to consider practical aspects like opening mechanisms. Here are several benefits of roller doors.
Roller doors for garages consist of a corrugated curtain that curls up into a compact bundle overhead, so you don't need to factor in additional space beside and around the door to allow it to operate. For sectional doors, which slide across the garage ceiling, you need to adjust lighting and other elements. Likewise, swinging and sliding doors need space in front and to the side. While open, the rolled-up curtains sit unobtrusively out of the way, providing a clear opening. You can drive your car right up to the garage before operating.
Being so widespread, these doors are available in an extensive range of designs and colours. Tones include earthy hues such as dusky blues and greys or neutral beiges and fresh creams. Alternatively, metal with timber-look paint will bring rustic warmth to your exterior. The corrugated curtaining comes in various profiles as well, which can provide a sleeker or more traditional effect. Because of the many choices available, you shouldn't have any problem coordinating the garage opening with your home, the cladding, roof or fencing.
Two common materials that roller doors use are aluminium and steel. Both of these metals can withstand all the elements that nature produces. With a natural protective coating that repels rust, aluminium is ideal for outdoor use. Stainless steel contains an ingredient, chromium, that resists rust also. Other steels feature advanced technologies that provide resilience. Galvanising treatments involve dipping metals in a bath of molten zinc to create an anti-rust zinc layer. Coats of zinc and aluminium topped with a baked-on polyester paint create extremely durable Colorbond. Even if you live in coastal areas with harsh salty atmosphere, you can confidently install the right roller door for your conditions.
Whenever you use highly recyclable material, you're helping the planet. Not only does it require less mining from the earth, but recycling typically uses less energy and results in fewer harmful emissions. Both aluminium and steel are widely recycled. So not only will your purchase be environmentally friendly, but once your door has reached the end of its lifespan after several decades, it won't end up in a landfill, but will instead go towards the production of something else.