Looking for a unique garage door design to bring together your cottage-style home? A Carriage garage door can do just that. This garage door aesthetic brings forth memories of a country home, warm rooms and snowy backyards. It could be the perfect solution to tie together a one-of-a-kind home.
We’ll break down what a carriage door is, how to choose the right style for your home and why it may be the best choice for you!
Carriage Doors Explained
A Carriage door appears like an old ranch-style door meant to hold horse-drawn carriages. These doors would open by swinging in and out of the door frame. More modern carriage doors look just like the traditional doors, but they function like any overhead door by sliding up and down. This ensures the garage remains energy efficient, safe and free from unwanted critter guests.
Amarr Carriage doors are made of steel and are coated using a multi-step rust prevention process for optimal durability. This type of door is designed and painted to look like a traditional wood door with artificial wood grains and colors.
Carriage Door Benefits
Carriage-style homes give you the brilliance of a style you’d find in the French countryside without all of the difficulties of maintaining a wood door. Steel or aluminum garage doors are easier to keep up, don’t need regular repairs and won’t shrink or swell throughout the year depending on the weather. Steel doors are also more durable against anything that may fly into the door during high winds.
Furthermore, a Carriage door from Amarr can be installed to work with an automatic garage door opener — adding convenience and reliability to your home. Traditional Carriage doors are typically manually operated and require you to get out of your car to open and close the door each time you enter and exit your home. This can put you at risk of slipping and falling during icy or rainy weather. The chances of closing the door incorrectly could also put your home in danger.
But what type of home aesthetic would work best with such a garage door? Let’s take a look.
Carriage Styles for Your Home
A Carriage garage door is typically found on a more country-style home. Think French countryside vineyard, craftsman homes or even a Cape Cod home. It’s a traditional-style garage door with a bit more style and customization.
This ranch-style home aesthetic could come full circle with a carriage garage door. Choose from a variety of colors and styles, such as:
- True white
Because the door hardware is customizable as well, you can choose styles and colors that work perfectly with the look of your home.
The window designs are customizable to fit your needs and style as well. Where the Stockton style offers more natural light and a traditional look, the Jardin turns toward a more Mediterranean aesthetic instead. You can build out the exact style door you want in no time at all. Take advantage of our online door designer tool by taking a picture of your home with your current garage door and uploading it to see different styles of garage doors on your home before ever making a purchase.
Uses and Placements
These types of garage doors offer more space in your garage that you can use for anything. Not everyone stores their cars in their garage or has additional space to build out another room. You can use the Carriage garage door as a ranch-style entrance to another room. Bring the indoors outdoors to create a more open space that incorporates natural light and dynamic areas in your home.
Installation and Maintenance
When you purchase Amarr Carriage doors from a dealer, you not only get a quality product but installation and a solid warranty as well. This means you can skip the DIY installation project and hire a professional.
There are many different parts of your home you can DIY with ease or just by watching a how-to video online. When it comes to your garage door installation, it’s important to rely on professional technicians who have experience and tools to support you. Garage doors are heavy and involve tons of pressure to operate. A wrong installation can mean a door that doesn’t work and puts you in danger.
After contacting a professional carriage door technician, you can rest assured they will install your door properly. Once installed, you can increase the longevity of your new garage door by creating a simple maintenance routine. Every one to three months, check for debris, loose screws, salt build-up and more. And make sure to clean the decorative hardware so it can continue to look as nice as your new carriage garage door.
Why Choose a Carriage House Style
Carriage garage door design can improve curb appeal while adding a completed look to your home renovation project. Maintenance and cleanliness of this style garage door is also easy making this design choice a no brainer. Explore our many Carriage House style garage doors today by contacting a trusted Amarr dealer near you.