The rise of aluminium framed garage doors

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Did you know a garage door dominates the front facade of most homes, accounting for as much as 30% of a home’s visual impact? It’s a fact that a stylish garage door can improve a potential buyer’s first impression and a home’s resale value, writes Lyn Beaumont, Marketing Manager of Steel-Line Garage Doors.

Aluminium framed garage doors have become very popular in the past few years. Here are three reasons why more and more architects and home owners choose aluminium framed garage doors:

A wide range of colours

You simply look at the facade of your home and decide what style would best suit – choose your frame colour and then match it with the insert which fits in best with the look you want. Steel-Line Garage Doors offers a wide range of garage door colours for you to choose from. The finished garage door will look architectally inspired.

Extensive range of inserts

The most popular insert materials are acrylic, aluminium composite panel and polycarbonate multiwall. Each material offers different benefits:

Benefits of acrylic garage doors:

  • Available in transparent, translucent, colours and matt finish.
  • Superb clarity and light transmission / light diffusing properties.
  • High impact strength (250 times stronger than glass).
  • Proprietary UV resistance.
  • Light weight.
  • Available in range of thickness.
  • Excellent weatherability.
  • Resistant to most common chemicals including acids, alkalis, oils and greases.

Benefits of polycarbonate multiwall garage doors:

  • Impact resistant – outstanding impact performance over a wide temperature range, -40°C to + 120°C.
  • High impact strength (250 times stronger than glass).
  • Naturally “water-clear” transparency.
  • Two-sides UV resistance, giving superior resistance to outdoor weathering and greater design flexibility.
  • Excellent energy efficiency – the multiwall construction traps air between the layers, which ensure outstanding thermal insulation performance.
  • Light weight – an outstanding balance of low weight and high stiffness enables lightweight structures with greater spans to be designed.

Benefits of aluminium composite panel garage doors:

  • Light weight
  • Weather-resistant
  • Vibration absorbent
  • Available in both aluminium framed and frameless design

Finger safe design

Finger Safe” is an award winning design feature included at no additional cost on all Steel-Line aluminium framed garage doors. This unique design not only safeguards your family against serious injury, it also seals out elements that can penetrate conventional aluminium garage doors. For added safety you can also install a photo eye beam as an optional extra.

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