gents: my architect and i are very close to finalizing the plans for my new garage/office addition to the house. we're having a bear of a time getting the ceiling height i want due to attractive integration with the existing structure and surrounding grade issues. at this point he's gotten me 11'0" clear of the overhead door equipment. i'd like to be at 11'2" minimum. i'd be happier with 11'4" or 11'5". i'm trying to find out if side-mounted openers are (a) for real and (b) what sort of opportunity they provide to really minimize the space the door and opener and tracks consume. i'd very much like to see some pics of same. anybody got any? i had NO luck searching online. in fact, all i found were folks saying "don't do this" due to high fail rates of openers and whatnot. any data you've got to share i'm ALL EARS FOR. my fallback at this point is to say **** the overhead doors and go wtih overhead coiling doors, at which point i've got basically 12'0" clear, but they are BUTT UGLY (not to put too fine a point on it). i can't find anybody (online) who sells NICE overhead coiling doors. if anybody has pointers to these, i'm ALL EARS as well. thanks guys. doody.