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Have you ever stopped to look at your garage doors? Although most people don't think twice about how they appear, the fact of the matter is that garage doors can take up quite a decent amount of outdoors space, making your home look terrible. I took a good, hard look at my garage doors a few weeks back, and then I started making some changes that helped them to look better alongside the rest of my home. Read this blog to understand how to use your garage doors to improve the outer appearance of your home. After all, every detail counts.




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Tilt-Up Retractable Garage Doors: Pros And Cons

by Sheila Berry

Created from one solid piece instead of hinged panels and designed to open in a different way, tilt-up retractable garage doors are a little less common in residential settings, but they do still serve the purpose well. If you come across one of these garage doors when you are picking the best for a replacement, you may actually like the idea that the door is a little unique in form and function. To help you decide whether a tilt-up garage door is the right choice for your garage, it is always best to get to know the positives and negatives first. Here is a look at the pros and cons of the tilt-up door style to get you started. 

Pro: Tilt-up garage doors are usually a solid panel instead of hinged panels. 

One of the biggest perks of the tilt-up model is that the door itself is most often a one-piece design. A lot of homeowners prefer this style because a single panel means less of a chance of something going wrong, but many people prefer these doors because of the way they look when they open. Having a solid door also leaves room for more design options. For example, you could have a door that looks like a solid sheet of wood or that has multiple windows on different parts of the door. 

Con: Tilt-up garage doors tend to work better in smaller door openings. 

Because the tilt-up door is most often a single piece, it can be quite heavy, which makes it more logical for the door to be a small size. It puts more pressure on the torsion springs and balancing system when the door is suspended during opening and closing than a sectional garage door would. 

Pro: The tilt-up garage door is very easy to maintain. 

Tilt-up garage doors do not have as many moving parts as a sectional garage door, which makes the door itself easier to maintain over time. For instance, it is necessary to aptly grease the hinges of a sectional garage door regularly to keep them freely bending. Tilt-up garage doors do not have these mechanisms so they require less attention. 

Overall, the tilt-up garage door is a fine choice for a lot of garages, but it may not be the best choice for everyone. Talk to a garage door installation contractor to determine if this is the best choice for your home.