selecting a garage door

Choosing the right garage door goes beyond style. While style is certainly important, and you want to make sure your choice fits the overall aesthetic of the rest of your home, there are other considerations to keep in mind as well.

At Factory Direct Garage Doors in Melbourne, you get custom garage doors direct from the manufacturer. Our doors are manufactured in about 7-10 days and at an incredible price. We have a huge selection of custom roller doors, timber garage doors, sectional doors, and options to choose from. When you’re ready to replace your garage door, contact Factory Direct for a free quote.

Style of Door

The type of space your door will be placed in can dictate the type of door you choose. If you’re installing the door at the entrance of a gate or in a small garage space without much overhead room, a roll up door is a great option. They are available with automatic and manual opening functions. Timber garage doors are a stunning addition to any home, but for those who don’t want to keep up with the maintenance that real wood requires, we offer hand-painted timber-look doors that are more durable and longer lasting that real cedar.

Windows or No Windows?

If a sectional door is your style of choice, you’ll want to decide if you want to add the decorative, sophisticated touch that windows provide. Windows allow some extra light to shine into your space, which is great if you’re working on projects or just want to be able to see your way around on the way to the car without turning on lights. They can also add a touch of elegance, contemporary style, or a look that takes the beauty of your doors to the next level.


Timber look garage doors provide a richness to your doors that goes with just about every style of home. However, if you’re looking for something more colourful, a sectional door can be painted to match or complement the rest of your home. Whether you want it to blend in or create a striking contrast, our Colorbond paints can be matched to any color.


Insulation may or may not be important to you, so once you’ve chosen the style of door you’d like to go with, ask about options for insulation. You might not care much about insulation if you’re installing the garage door in an outdoor shed you don’t use often. But if your garage is a space where you do DIY projects, you’ll likely want to keep it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter so you can work on your projects more comfortably.

Type of Opener

A sectional garage door might not be one that you’d want to open manually on a daily basis, but it’s not impossible. However, if you are going with a sectional or timber look garage door, having an automatic opener is going to make your life far more convenient. A roll up door is much easier to open manually because it’ll be lighter. But if you expect that you’ll be in and out often, using an automatic opener will make your life easier, for sure.

At Factory Direct Garage Doors, we offer a massive selection of styles, colours, and decorative touches. When you’re ready to buy a new garage door, contact Factory Direct for a free quote!