Overhead Door Company of Wilmington™  Serving:

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Barn-style garage door installed in the house.

The Many Features of Carriage House Garage Doors

Carriage House garage doors are popular for a reason! With many colors and styles to choose from, Carriage House garage doors can be customized to fit on many homes and conform to many tastes. Overhead Door Company of Wilmington sells Carriage House garage doors that combine old world beauty with modern customizations. Are you considering a carriage house garage door for your home? Here’s what you need to know.

Benefits of Carriage House Garage Doors

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Authentic Design

One of the key features of carriage house garage doors is their authentic design. They typically feature a distinctive panel layout that resembles the look of traditional carriage doors. The panels are often made from wood or wood composite materials, and they may feature decorative hardware such as handles, hinges, and window inserts. This design element adds a touch of sophistication and elegance to any home exterior.

Overhead Door Wilmington NC Signature Carriage Garage Door
Overhead Door™ Signature® Carriage Collection garage doors combine the classic swing-open appearance and detailing of carriage house wood doors with the convenience of standard sectional garage doors.

Variety of Materials

Carriage house garage doors are available in a variety of materials to suit different preferences and needs. Wood is a popular choice for those seeking a truly authentic look, as it can be stained or painted in various colors. Steel is another option that offers durability and low maintenance. Faux wood composite doors provide the appearance of wood but with enhanced durability and resistance to rot and decay. Aluminum doors are lightweight and corrosion-resistant, making them suitable for coastal areas.

Discover the perfect blend of tradition and modernity.

Customization Options

Carriage house garage doors offer a wide range of customization options to match your home’s architectural style. You can choose from different panel designs, window styles, and decorative hardware to create a unique look that complements your home’s overall aesthetic. With the ability to customize elements such as colors, finishes, and textures, you can truly make your carriage house garage door a personalized statement piece.

Customize your carriage house door to reflect your unique style.


Many carriage house garage doors come with insulation options, providing energy efficiency benefits. Insulated doors help to regulate the temperature inside your garage, keeping it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. This can lead to energy savings and increased comfort, especially if your garage is attached to your home.

Stay comfortable year-round with insulated carriage house doors.

Durability and Security

Carriage house garage doors are designed with durability and security in mind. Depending on the material chosen, these doors can withstand various weather conditions, including strong winds and heavy rain. They are also equipped with modern security features, such as robust locking mechanisms and tamper-resistant hardware, providing peace of mind for homeowners concerned about the safety of their belongings.

Low Maintenance

Unlike traditional wooden carriage doors, modern carriage house garage doors require minimal maintenance. Steel, faux wood composite, and aluminum doors are designed to resist warping, rotting, and cracking, reducing the need for frequent painting or staining. Regular cleaning and occasional lubrication of moving parts are usually sufficient to keep the doors in optimal condition.

4 Reasons To Choose a Carriage Garage Door From the Carriage House Collection
Minimal maintenance, maximum curb appeal.

Increased Home Value

Upgrading to carriage house garage doors can significantly enhance the curb appeal and value of your home. These doors create a lasting impression and improve the overall aesthetics of your property. Potential buyers often perceive carriage house doors as a sign of quality and attention to detail, making your home more desirable in the real estate market.

Elevate your home’s value with carriage house garage doors.

Choosing a Color

Doors in the Carriage House collection come in many colors, including a range of neutral colors like black, white and gray, various shades of brown, and forest green. Choosing a color can be challenging. Consider:

  • The color of your home and trim.
  • The setting/environment around your home.
  • How much you’d like your carriage style door to stand out.

If your desire is to draw less attention to the door, choose a color that matches or coordinates with the siding on your home. If you’d like your door to stand out, consider choosing a door that matches or coordinates with your home’s trim/accent colors. Ask your garage door dealer for samples to hold them up against your house, to ensure the color you choose is right for you.

Which Glass Type?

Carriage style garage doors have windows that can have one of two types of glass: either clear or “obscure” glass. Clear glass makes it easy to see into and out of the windows in the garage, while “obscure” glass is foggy, thus preventing someone from seeing into or out of the garage through the windows. Some people choose obscure glass to provide more security, while others like clear glass so they can use their windows to see out. It’s up to you!

Hardware, Hardware, Hardware

It wouldn’t be a carriage style door without fancy hardware! The hardware choices at Overhead Door Company include decorative hinges, pull handles, lift handles and decorative knockers. Decorative hinges make your garage door stand out, so choose carefully. The hinges will be a noticeable part of your door!

Discover the perfect combination of beauty and functionality.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are carriage house garage doors?

Carriage house garage doors are doors inspired by the traditional carriage houses that were used to store horse-drawn carriages. They typically feature a panel layout resembling the look of traditional carriage doors, and they add a touch of elegance to the exterior of homes.

What materials are carriage house garage doors made of?

Carriage house garage doors are available in various materials, including wood, steel, faux wood composite, and aluminum. Each material offers its own unique benefits, such as authenticity, durability, low maintenance, or resistance to corrosion.

Can I customize the design of my carriage house garage door?

Yes, customization options are available for carriage house garage doors. You can choose different panel designs, window styles, colors, finishes, and decorative hardware to create a personalized look that matches your home’s architectural style.

Do carriage house garage doors provide insulation?

Many carriage house garage doors come with insulation options. Insulated doors help regulate the temperature inside your garage, making it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. This can lead to energy savings and increased comfort, particularly if your garage is attached to your home.

How durable are carriage house garage doors?

The durability of carriage house garage doors depends on the material chosen. Steel, faux wood composite, and aluminum doors are designed to withstand various weather conditions and resist warping, rotting, or cracking. Wood doors require more maintenance to ensure their longevity.

Contact Overhead Door about our Carriage House Garage Doors

Making your choice can be difficult – especially when you consider how many options come with Carriage House doors. Your sales representative at Overhead Door Company of Wilmington can help you make your decision by showing you pictures and samples, and by giving you estimates. To learn more about your options, call today to make an appointment for a consultation.

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