Carriage House Garage Doors
Carriage house garage doors are a bit of a more upscale version of a standard steel garage door. The key difference being that as opposed to raised panels, the carriage house style has vertical lines going through the middle of every section. Manufacturers offer several colors from the factory, many models can be painted to match your home. There are three types to choose from:
- Non-Insulated garage doors are stamped from a single sheet of 25/24 gauge steel. These are usually the most economical of all steel doors.
- Insulated garage doors have a steel skin on the outside with a thick layer of polystyrene as a backer covered by a layer of vinyl. The backer provides soundproofing and additional insulating value to the door.
- Steel-Back 3-layer garage doors are constructed of the same materials as double-layer doors with the addition of a galvanized skin on the inside to protect the polystyrene / polyurethane from damage. The additional layer of steel makes triple-layer doors the strongest, most secure and most soundproof of all garage doors. These are also available with thicker insulation for greater R-value (a measure of thermal resistance).
An alternative in this style is available as well:
Long Ranch Panel: They’re essentially the same as the standard short panels however it is one long continuous panel as opposed to multiple squares.
One of the more unique things about the carriage house style is that it is offered in two wood grain colors so homeowners can attain the wooden door look without having to have such a heavy door.
All models of this door have available glass and window deca trim options.