Are you considering installing a new garage door for your house? Tilt garage doors may be an option worth considering.

Not only do they offer a unique look, but they also come with a range of features, from remote control operation to smart device integration.

In this article, we’ll explore the pros and cons of tilt garage doors and help you determine whether they’re the right choice for you and your house.

What are tilt garage doors?

A quick overview of this popular garage door style

If you’re looking for a simple but popular garage door, the tilt garage door may be right for you.

Built with a single panel and an internal steel frame, tilt doors can be manually opened or operated with remotes, even incorporating wireless automation using an app on your phone and smart home technology for convenience and safety.

Tilt door are a great option for garage with limited head height at the opening, they offer many unique designs with options for windows, cladding, and finishes. Additionally, they offer safety features such as automated locking and safety sensor capabilities.

If you have a small garage opening but still want a stylish and safe option, tilt garage doors are worth considering. Just make sure to have them installed by a professional for optimal safety and functionality.

Common materials:

      • Colorbond Steel
      • Timber
      • Aluminium

Key points:

      • The tilt door is built with a single panel and reinforced by an internal steel frame. It opens outwards, on a tilt, swinging upwards until fully open
      • Tilt garage doors can be manually or remote operated, with options for wireless automation using an app on your phone and smart home technology
      • There are many styles that incorporate windows, different cladding options, and unique finishes for a personalised appearance
      •  A great option for smaller garage door openings (for example less than 200mm).

Benefits of Tilt Garage Doors

Tilt garage doors are a popular choice for many homeowners in Australia because of their many benefits. In this section, we’ll explore the advantages of a tilt door garage and why it might be the right choice for you.

Quick & Easy Operation

Tilt garage doors are incredibly easy to use, with a simple tilt mechanism that allows them to open and close quickly. They can be operated manually or with an automatic opener, making them an efficient choice for homeowners. Additionally, the tilt design means there are no complicated roller tracks to worry about, making maintenance and repairs simple.

Versatility & Design

Tilt garage doors can be customised to suit a range of designs and preferences, including a variety of materials, colours, and finishes. They can also be made to fit almost any size or shape of garage, making them a versatile garage door solution for any home. Find design inspiration on our Instagram or Pinterest page.

Minimal Overhead Space

When compared to other types of garage doors, such as sectional or roller doors, tilt garage doors require less overhead space because they open outwards. This is particularly beneficial for those with limited headroom or ceiling space in their garage.

Drawbacks of Tilt Garage Doors

Although tilt garage doors offer several benefits, there are also some drawbacks that homeowners should consider. Let’s discuss some of the potential downsides of tilt garage doors.

Space Requirements

When opening a tilt garage door, it swings outwards, taking up space in the carport in front of the garage. This means that you need to be sure there’s ample space in front of the door for it to swing open, which can be a drawback for those with smaller driveways or a need to park their car in the carport out front. The position of the garage opening directly influences the type of door that’s best suited for your needs.

More Susceptible To Damage

Tilt doors consist of a single solid panel which, when opened, pivots outwards. This mechanism means that the door is often unsupported in the middle, making it more prone to damage from bumps or heavy impacts. The weight of the door is often concentrated on the pivot points, which can lead to wear and tear over time.

This susceptibility to damage can be costly to repair, especially if the entire panel needs to be replaced. Compared to sectional or roller doors, which have multiple panels that can be individually replaced, the repair and replacement of a tilt door panel will require more work with higher pricing.

Think a tilt garage door is right for you? 

Tilt garage doors offer a lot of benefits and a few drawbacks that must be considered, and the right type of garage door for you depends on your individual needs and preferences. It’s important to consider factors such as space, budget, and style to ensure that you make the right choice for you and your house.

Steel-Line has a team of experienced and passionate professionals who are ready to bring more value to your property with a brand new garage door. We handle and monitor the entire installation job, following all of your instructions and preferences to create the perfect tilt door for your house.

Regardless of the style, size, and type of garage door that you choose, we’re at your service. We offer a range of products, including tilt garage doors, roller doors, and sectional doors, each with their own unique features and benefits.

If you have any questions or want more information on the right garage door system for you, get in contact with us today!

Tilt Door with Ply Base and Cedar Face Fix
Custom Tilt door clad in vertical Basalt Monopanel with window
Tilt Door cladded in Shiplap

Looking for some garage door inspiration check out our Instagram and Pinterest page. 

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