When a homeowner in Bennington, NE, decided to build their new home, they called us at Titan Garage Doors NE for garage door installation services. They wanted a garage door that would make a statement and complement the architecture of their house. After researching different options, they decided on two single carriage-style garage doors with elegant window inserts and decorative hardware. We installed the doors on schedule, and the homeowner was happy with their classic, traditional look.

Adding carriage-style doors to your garage elevates the interior and exterior of your home to a new degree of elegance. The board system used by these doors dates back to the middle of the eighteen hundreds. Builders used good quality planks on these doors and selected them not only for their durability but also for their aesthetic appeal. With the same aesthetic appeal you've come to associate with carriage-style garage doors, modern advances and materials have made it possible for far superior strength and longevity.

What Are Carriage-Style Garage Doors?

These doors were initially constructed from wood, hand-attached, and had iron hinges that opened outward to allow passage for horses and carriages (hence the name). The most recent improvements include weather sealant to stop leaks, cable-supported rollers to create smooth motion and good stability, and frames filled with polyurethane to prevent warping. Homeowners also have greater creative freedom with custom designs when putting together stylish looks.

Modern Carriage-Style Garage Doors

There are many different types of carriage-house-style garage doors available on the market, each with a selection of hardware and glass options to help it blend in with the design of your house. As a result, you have a wide selection of high-quality carriage-style garage doors to pick from, one to suit every taste and price range. Manufacturers make them in various paint colors, and most types come with either natural or imitation wood finishes. 

Adding a carriage house garage door with windows is a great way to let in natural light and enjoy the natural tones of wood. There are many different styles of window inserts to choose from, ranging from simple glass to designer-etched glass with beveled inserts. Furthermore, removable window inserts make cleaning easy. Best of all, you can now get carriage garage doors that open and close like a standard sectional garage door.

Choosing the Right Carriage-Style Garage Door For You

When choosing a carriage-style garage door, it is essential to research your options. You should pick the garage door that gives your home the look and functionality you want and the energy efficiency you need. 

If you are looking for a garage door that can withstand the harsh Midwestern weather, you would want to steer clear of wood and aluminum carriage-style doors. Wood doors require much upkeep and are prone to rotting, warping, and expanding in extreme weather conditions.

Aluminum garage doors cannot withstand extreme temperatures very well, so they would be uncomfortable to use in hot summers or freezing winters. On the other hand, steel garage doors are durable, energy-efficient, and will not warp, rot, or expand over time.

The materials used, type of insulation, and current market rates will all affect the cost. Doors constructed of composite materials are typically less expensive than doors made of natural wood. It is crucial to remember that most people only repair their garage door once in their lifetime. Choose a door you will appreciate for many years to come when deciding.

At Titan Garage Doors, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch garage door installation services. Whether you want a conventional or modern style, we have many designs to choose from, including carriage-style garage doors. Our knowledgeable team of professionals will collaborate with you to identify the ideal garage door for your house and price range. We are also committed to providing our clients with essential garage door services, such as garage door maintenance and repair, spring replacement, garage door opener installation, and commercial garage door installation. To arrange a free consultation, get in touch with us immediately.