Advantages of Tilt-up Garage Doors
If you are thinking about getting a new garage door, you may be comparing a tilt-up door to a sectional door. These are the two most popular styles today, but each type requires certain conditions.
Tilt-up Versus Sectional
A tilt-up garage door is built in one piece. For it to open it requires space in the upper part of the garage as well as space in front of the garage. You need to make sure there is enough clearance for light fixtures. The door is pulled back and lifted by heavy springs on to a track just under the ceiling of the garage. If you are having a new door installed in an older house, this is your best option.
There are several variations in tilt doors such as horizontal sections that rise on to the track in sections.
Sectional doors open to the side in vertical sections that stay on one track and fold on each side of the garage opening.
Advantages of Solid Doors
Tilt-up doors are often considered more elegant and attractive than other styles. They can have glass windows, as well as a pilot door so people can enter or exit the garage without opening the large door.
Tilt-up doors can be made of wood and other materials that are too heavy for a hanging door. This means there is a better chance for you to get the type and look you want. It also means better safety because the door is very strong.
Finally, tilt-up doors require fewer moving parts than other styles, so there is less to break down.
Tilt-up garage doors usually last for years as they can be manufactured from heavier, more durable material. They can have added features such as windows for beauty and natural light inside the garage. These windows are strong and break-resistant. You may add pet doors and people doors, so the whole door doesn’t need to be opened every time someone wants to enter the garage.