Is a Carriage House Style Garage Door Best For You?

Your garage door is a huge part of your home’s curb appeal! According to Bob Vila, the garage door can span more than 30 percent of the facade of the average American home—that’s a third of your total curb appeal. HomeAdvisor.com puts replacing your garage door at #1 on their Best ROI Home Improvements list, with an astounding 97.5% ROI! So where should you start? Style, color, material, windows? It can sometimes be an overwhelming task to choose which garage door is best for you, but we’re here to help! Let’s start by talking about one of the most popular styles, the carriage house style garage door.

Thanks to shows like “Fixer Upper,” carriage house style garage doors have become increasingly popular, adding both function and style to a home. When people used horse-drawn carriages to travel, they needed a barn type structure for storage.  The barn doors would swing out wide enough that the carriages would fit inside. Modern carriage house style doors give that illusion of opening from the center, but still go up and down like a traditional garage door. 

Giving your home a rustic and classic elegance, carriage house doors aren’t just all looks! The superior insulated steel construction is a top-notch feature, especially in our harsh Midwest climate.

This specific type of garage door is available in a wide array of stained and painted finishes. An embossed wood-grain texture captures the look of a classic carriage house door, while the addition of windows and hardware will make it stand out from others in the neighborhood. Oh, and the price of these doors is extremely reasonable for the custom look it gives your home!

So, what if you are thinking about getting a carriage house style door, but you’re really hoping for a classic wood door? Not a problem! Our Signature® Carriage Collection garage doors are made of real wood and combine the look of our classic Carriage House Collection with expert Amish craftsmanship. A wood door reflects handmade artistry, yet is built to stand the test of time. Although the Midwest gets some of the most extreme weather in the country, wood doors are still a great option for detached or non-heated garages under any climate zone.

We personally offer 3 collections of carriage house style wood doors:

  1. Parson: Simply sophisticated, these classic solid wood garage door designs are the essence of luxury.

2. Ponderosa: Wood garage doors that showcase rich details and rugged character. Their striking lines evoke the spirit of American charm.

3. Villa Madre: Capturing the romantic lines and distinguished flare of old world estates, these wood garage doors exemplify elegance and style.

Keep in mind, carriage house style garage doors don’t suit every home’s style. They tend to look best with Tudor, Craftsman, Bungalow, Spanish Colonial, Mediterranean, Victorian, and Traditional American Colonial homes.

To learn more about carriage house style doors, visit our Carriage House Collection or our Signature® Carriage Collection.

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