tilt garage door

How does a tilt garage door work?

Is your garage too small to accommodate sectional doors or roller doors? If so, you don’t need to worry because tilt garage doors are stylish and are designed for limited spaces. Here is how a tilt garage door works:

Opening and closing

Lifting the tilt garage door leads to the contraction of the springs at the top of the door, to pull the door up and into the building. Tilt doors use two spring hinges to support opening and closing:

• Jamb hinge: It is lighter and allows the door to protrude out to up to half its length.
• Track hinge: It is heavier and helps to hold the other half of the door back within the building.

The total weight of the springs is usually balanced to a maximum of 175kgs.

Ceiling space

Tilt doors sit below the ceiling and so require clearance space. They may also require side room of 100mm or above.

Limited head height

Tilt doors do not require a lot of headspace at the opening. Thus, they can work with extremely limited headspace of below 200mm. As a homeowner, this means you don’t have to compromise on the design of your garage door because of limited room.

Distance safety

Since swing doors open with an outward swing, cars in the driveway should park a safe distance away. Parking too close can result in your tilt door denting your vehicle.

No bending, no back problems

With a motorised tilt door, opening and closing the garage door is easy. You won’t have to strain your back every time you want to enter or leave your garage.

Custom made for each garage

Tilt doors are made to fit the exact specifications of your garage. If the floor slopes from one side to the other, a taper or an angled bottom rail is used to give the perfect finish.

Based in St Mary’s, NSW, Door Systems Australia prides itself on over 30 years’ experience in the garage door industry. Talk to us today for repairs, maintenance, and installation of garage doors.

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