Greetings JL, we faced a dilemma of needing to store the hardtop under where the garage door retracts up. So you can't simply drop down a hoist because of the garage door needing to open. So we engineered what I think is a great solution. We built a rack that spans the garage door width (8ft) and hoist it up and down as needed. I also made some static cable lines to make it very easy to get the height exactly right, because I had about 3 inches of room to spare between the garage door being open and high enough to let our car in. All in, the cost for the aluminum I-beams and T-bars, coated steel cable, crimper, shackles, pulleys, etc. $600. But worth it! Here are some photos. I serious over engineered the system, but that's what I do.