old style garage doors?

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  1. ruseell01

    ruseell01 New Member

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    Do they still make those garage doors that are one solid piece and flip up?

    They don't roll directly up and on rails like most do nowadays. Does anybody know? What are they called?

    I am not going to be installing any electric garage door opener.
     
  2. statjunk

    statjunk DIY Senior Member

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    I do not believe they make those anymore. I believe they are called Taylor garage doors. The way I've gotten them in the past is by picking them up out of the back of garage door places. They typically have a large pile of them sitting in the back. Some places if you call will tell you what they have.

    Is it the pivot arm that has failed? If so all you need are new arms. Much easier to find intact. Just measure everything off to make sure you're taking the right ones.

    Tom
     
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  4. D.Smith

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  5. Jeff1

    Jeff1 New Member

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    About 20 years ago I had a company come out and make a 1 piece wood door. They built it onsite. I would expect some garage door companies still do this.
     
  6. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    To me, going back to a flip up garage door would be like getting rid of your bathroom and putting in a toilet!
     
  7. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    You can get a door that looks like it flips up, but rolls up. This would allow you to eventually put an opener on it. With today's safety requirements, a flip up door is just considered too dangerous.
     
  8. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Tilt up doors were almost impossible to seal, could not be opened if a car was parked too close in the driveway, or after a heavy snow, and had lousy headroom. Why beat a dead horse. Get a roll up door and hardware. You don't need an electric motor for it.
     
  9. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    Of course it's your money and your door, but why on earth would you not put in a remote operator? Those for residential doors are quite inexpensive.
     
  10. ruseell01

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    Would you recommend any company ?
     
  11. hj

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    Do an Internet search for "tilt up garage doors" and then make a selection for a company in your area.
     
  12. toolaholic

    toolaholic General Contractor Carpenter

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    I'm a Gen. Contr. in the bay area

    We have thousands of them. Usually they get changed out to sectionals.
    I have made new ones. All hardware is available here
     
  13. Jeff1

    Jeff1 New Member

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    I agree with HJ. Look for garage door companies in your area. I don't even remember who I used. That was a lifetime and one wife ago.
     
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