roller or sectional garage door

When you’re ready to replace your garage door, it’s time to take a look at custom doors in Melbourne. Two options you’re likely to consider are freestanding roller doors and sectional garage doors, and it’s important to know the pros and cons of each so you can decide which is best for you.

Factory Direct Garage Doors has the best custom doors in Melbourne, and they’re backed by a 10-year warranty. Whether you want a freestanding roller door, timber look door, sectional garage door, or something else, contact us today for a free quote!

Here are some things to consider when you’re trying to decide between a roll-up door or a sectional one.

How Much Space You Have

Roll-ups are designed for smaller, tighter spaces. For example, if it’s important for you to use the eaves of your garage for storing gear, a sectional door might get in the way of that storage. However, the roll-up option is fantastic because it doesn’t have a big footprint and is perfect for fitting into a smaller space.

The Insulation You Need

Do you like to tinker in your garage year-round, especially during the cooler months? If the answer to that is yes, you might find that a sectional garage door is the way to go. They are thicker and have more insulation (and even types of insulation) that can protect you from the elements and the cold temperatures while you’re working. Roll-ups do have some degree of insulation, but not to the same degree.

Level of Security

Every garage door provides a layer of security for your home, but some more than others. The double-skinned roll-up style is more resistant to forced entry than other types of roller doors. And the double-skinned steel sectional garage door is more secure than other types of sectionals. You can discuss the levels of security with us, and we will work with you to determine the best option for your needs.


Again, depending on the specific door you go with, the sectional garage door is typically less expensive than the freestanding roller door. However, this is the initial cost of the door and installation that is less expensive. The roller door, over time, requires less maintenance, and that is something to consider past the initial purchase.


When it comes down to it, aesthetics are going to play a role in your decision. Each option offers a range of attractive options, styles, and colors, but taking into consideration how your home will look with its new doors is important. Whether you decide on a colourful sectional door with beveled-glass windows or a sleek industrial-looking freestanding roller door or even a timber-look one is a personal decision, all the items above set aside.

Factory Direct Garage Doors manufactures the best custom doors in Melbourne, and all are backed by our incredible 10-year warranty. To get started designing your home’s new look, contact us now for a free no-hassle estimate. Shop now!