Maybe you have thought about installing carriage style garage doors. But, what are the pros and cons of this type of door? Here are some things you should think about having our technicians make the installation.
What is The Difference Between a Carriage Style and Traditional Door?
First of all, you need to know what the difference between the two styles is. A traditional door hangs on a track above the floor when it is opened. When it closes, it rolls down the track or flips down.
A carriage style door swings open into your driveway. It is designed like barn doors. This style can give a lot of accent to your home, which is why many people go with it.
Pros of a Carriage Style Door
Let’s start with the pros of installing a carriage style garage door. There are a lot of great benefits to this style.
Get Rid of Overhead Tracks
One of the best parts of this type of door is that there is no need for garage door tracks to be suspended from the ceiling. This is important for high ceilings in the garage. Also, you don’t have to worry about tall items getting in the way of the track.
If you use the room for a game room, the tracks can get in the way. For functional reasons, the tracks can be an issue. But, many of our customers don’t like the way the tracks look.
Many Design Options
You can customize your carriage style door to suit your needs. There are many different window and panel types. You can also choose from different materials such as wood, steel, and composite to name a few.
Many of our customers like this type of door for the look. They can get that elegant farmhouse look very easily with the carriage doors. Installing the new equipment can improve curb appeal and increase property value.
One of the design options you can choose from is vertical slats, crossbuck, and panel patterns. These different styles allow the door to be very sturdy. You will have the ability to create the unique and functional design you want.
Cons of Carriage Style Doors
There are some reasons that you might not want to install this type of door. Here are a few things you will want to consider before making the decision.
The Door Swings Out
This can be a big problem for our customers that do not have a large enough driveway for the doors to swing out. It is important to measure the space for the doors when they open. This is particularly a problem for our customers that have fenced in yards. They may not have enough space for the doors to be opened while they are in the driveway.
If you do not have a large budget, the price may be an issue for you. It is best to consider your entire budget for the project. This should include installation as well as the price of the door.
Our phone representatives should be able to give you a ballpark idea of how much the installation will cost. The technician will have to build your door on site. It is delivered in pieces and put together at your location.
Call Us For Carriage Style Doors
When you are ready for a new design, call us right away. Our phone team will answer all of your questions. Allow us to point you in the direction of different garage door designs. If you need, our technician can come to you and help you with your questions.
We look forward to working with you.