When you purchase an ARD Garage Door, you can be confident that it will do the job it’s designed for and that it will withstand even the harshest conditions nature can throw at it. So what is it that sets ARD Garage Doors apart from the rest?
- Superior strength – Our garage doors are constructed from materials such as aluminium, hi-tensile steel, Colorbond steel and neoprene, so they’ll stand up to the toughest punishment and climatic conditions.
- Innovative design – Our garage doors contain a variety of innovative design features, including the third centre drum in the middle of the axle, which prevents our roller doors from distorting (most other doors can distort and twist within 12 months).
- Smooth operation - Our garage doors operate more smoothly and easily than most, thanks to features like double edge webbing and heavy duty roller guides.
Longer life – Our garage doors keep on looking great year after year, thanks to their pre-painted steel coating which resists chipping, cracking, peeling and fading.
At ARD Garage Doors, we manufacture two types of garage door:
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At ARD Garage Doors, we custom make and measure to any size, and we offer the very latest contemporary colours from the Bluescope Steel Colorbond range. So lock up tight with ARD and keep your garage secure in any weather and in any location, including cyclonic, hail and high wind areas.
ARD Garage Doors 'garage facts'
In ancient times, chariots were a popular form of horse-drawn transport. They were used for warfare, for racing and also for general transportation. And just like any vehicle today, they needed to be stored somewhere secure and out of the elements when not in use.
They were kept in town centres and in government workshops and often in buildings known as gatehouses. These were buildings at the entrance to fortified towns or castles, where chariots and the horses that pulled them could be easily accessed for fight or flight purposes.
Over the millennia, chariots made way for buggies, carriages and coaches, and gatehouses became known as carriage houses. But despite the change in name, their purpose remained the same; to provide protection and shelter for horse-drawn vehicles.
Carriage houses were built separately from the main dwelling (not attached to homes like we see today) and their doors opened outward like barn doors. And since a carriage house was a building used to house everything to do with transportation, with the advent of the automobile, cars were kept next to the horses in the same building.
The first garages were really nothing more than just basic sheds with outward-opening barn style doors on the front. Strap hinges were used to attach the doors and these were subject to heavy wear and tear from daily use, which made the doors hard to open and close. And because they opened outwards, any snow piled on the ground in front of them would make it impossible to open them until the snow had been removed, making getting the car out an arduous chore in winter time.
So the invention of the overhead garage door by C.G. Johnson in 1921 revolutionised the industry and led to a whole new era of efficiency and convenience. As with the sectional garage doors of today, Johnson’s invention folded while lifting upward and ran parallel to the garage ceiling, which not only saved on work, but space in the garage as well.