If you need a new garage door for your home, you might be wondering: what are carriage style garage doors? Is this style right for my home? Find the answers to these questions here so you can make the best investment for your home.
What Are Carriage Style Garage Doors?
Picture the beautiful aesthetic of carriage house doors from a time before automobiles. Carriage style garage doors are inspired by this look, characterized by decorative windows along the top and heavy-duty hardware mimicking the handles and hinges of real carriage house doors.
Some carriage style garage doors maintain the traditional swing-open design of genuine carriage house doors. Others mimic the hinges and hardware for aesthetics only while still operating up and down like modern garage doors, using motors and remotes for convenience.
Carriage style garage doors come in several varieties. Authentic wood versions are available, and metal doors can feature embossed wood-grain texture for aesthetics while still delivering the strength and durability of steel.
You also have the option of choosing between insulated and uninsulated garage doors to meet your needs and budget. Various panel sizes let you choose from one- or two-car widths.
In addition to materials and insulation, you can also choose from a variety of:
- Window layouts
- Decorative hardware choices
- Colors and stains
These features can help match the garage doors perfectly to your home’s exterior. The ability to make these customizations greatly changes the aesthetic of your purchase without impacting durability against the elements for years to come.
What Types of Homes do Carriage Style Garage Doors Complement the Best?
Rustic or period-style homes are the best match for carriage style garage doors. These homes have architectural features that balance the old-world feel of carriage house doors, such as white pillars, turrets, stone or brick façade, window shutters and lantern-type exterior lighting. However, carriage style garage doors can complement any home exterior.
For more information on selecting and installing carriage style garage doors, contact Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie. We have proudly served central Indiana for nearly 90 years.