Neighborhood Garage Door Repair wants to be your go-to garage door company. We hope that you find your decision-making process is easier with our team helping you along the way. Today we are going to look at a specific style of garage door that we are sure you have come across.
Before vehicles were even invented, carriage style garage doors were around. When people stored their horses and carriages, large barn doors would swing out wide enough for the carriages. That is where the “carriage style” name came from.
What Makes It A Carriage Door?
Originally carriage doors were made out of wood and had hinges made of iron and some other hardware. They often have complex woodwork like cross planking, large handles, visually appealing windows, and look like they belong on a barn. Nowadays people aren’t riding around in a horse and carriage, so the doors have received upgrades just like transportation.
Whether you have a classic, historical, modern, or traditional home, a carriage door will compliment it well. They tend to mesh well with any style of home and you can get them in a variety of colors. Simply speaking, they look good.
You will also find that they upgraded the annoyance of the door opening outwards. Opening like a sectional garage door helps to accommodate modern lifestyles. You don’t have to worry about needing extra space for a swinging door.
Choosing The Right Style
If you have already decided on a carriage style door, you still have options from here. You will need to consider how you want it to look, the type of energy efficiency you need, and the functionality of it. If you have extreme weather, you will want to make sure your door can withstand it.
This means you aren’t going to want wood or aluminum materials for your door. Wood doors require maintenance and can be open to warping, expanding, and rotting. Aluminum isn’t good for places with extreme weather, so hot summers and freezing winters are out.
Your best option is to go with a steel garage door for your home. They will never warp, expand, rot and their energy efficiency is like no other. You can fill them with foam insulation and be ready for anything that gets thrown at it.
If you are leaning towards a carriage style door then you are more than likely going for a traditional look for your home. Even though wood doors won’t be great for a home in the midwest, you can still get wood grain finishes for your door. You can select anything from golden ola to walnut to be sure that you have a look that you love.
Once you make a decision on your material and finish, we can look into further customizing it. You can look into different panels and window inserts to match your vision. If windows aren’t something that you want, then you can always forgo them.
Give Us A Call
Start your journey with Neighborhood Garage Door Repair today. If you still have questions about choosing a style and additions to your garage door, let us know. Our team would be more than happy to speak with you and help make this a stress-free process.