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#268025 24-Feb-2020 14:24
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Hello all,

 

 

We need to pick a garage door for our new build. We will get it insulated. I got pricing for couple of Garadoor and three of the Custom Made Doors models which are below. Is there any significant advantage or if any real life scenario advantage between 0.55 and 0.75mm thick sectional doors?

 

 

Strolling around around the current neighborhood, most of the houses have the Aspen model and you can see a bugle/ripple irregularity in each of the panels where as the Sierra looks completely flat. The Aspen is manufactured by roll forming 0.55BMT ColourSteel where as the Sierra is manufactured using heavy guage folded steel. There is a difference of $2k between the two models which if the Sierra offers no other real life structural benefits over Aspen then we will go with Aspen.

 

 

And the quote also includes a brand I have never heard of which is Custom Made Doors and their SmartLine & Phoenix model.

 

 

The colour of our roof is Colursteel Gull Grey and the joinery is Ghost Grey which was the closest available from the joiner to of roof colour. Ideally we would want to match garage door colour to that of joinery so we may have to settle for Dulux's Matt Ghost Grey (likely very similar to that of Joinery's Ghost Grey which is not a Dulux powdercoat) or Dulux's Matt Gull Grey for the door colour.

 

 





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  #2427534 26-Feb-2020 14:34
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Thanks to @nofam, we ended up ordering the Aspen garage door model model with the Precision door controller. Thanks to @nofam again who provided a really good tip to order the door with the optional belt drive instead of chain drive to keep the noise down a lot when opening or closing.




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  #2427588 26-Feb-2020 16:25
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Belt driven drives are amazingly quiet, blew my mind at the difference when we had to replace our old chain driven. 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2427599 26-Feb-2020 16:47
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Yeah, the thinner 0.55 steel is more prone to "oil canning" (rippling noticeable under certain conditions). I just couldn't stomach the additional $2000 to go to the Sierra though, so we are going with the Valero (Dominator Doors version of the Aspen).

 

I've seen some that look quite bad, and some that look really good. So we're just hoping for a good one!

 

EDIT: @billgates oil canning is way more noticeable on dark colours, so with Gull Grey I think you'll be fine.


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  #2427600 26-Feb-2020 16:47
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I wouldn't go back from belt driven, had Garador replace ours when we reno'd.....sooo quiet




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  #2427658 26-Feb-2020 18:04
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@Paul1977 We went with Gull Grey for roof colour to avoid absorbing heat. The roof colour choice has now inadvertently helped with saving $$$ on the garage door as well. 😃

 

 





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