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What to Look For in a Carriage Style Garage Door

Carriage style garage doors have once again become popular. This garage door style is now modernized and easier to keep up. If you’re considering a carriage style garage door, the team at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Orlando, FL has a few things for you to look for.

How Functional Is the Door?

Several decades ago, carriage style doors functioned in a swing motion. The doors were wooden and they swung out. Today, these doors operate with modern technology like a standard door. Installing these doors is less discouraging because they offer modernized technology.

Attractive Designs

Carriage style doors are often thought of as classic and elegant. If you want to keep that mindset, carefully consider the many designs that are available to you. These doors beautifully complement the architecture of your home with their variety of designs.

Your garage door is one of the first things people see as they drive by your house. The right design instantly adds curb appeal to your property. When considering designs, think about factors such as:

  • Style of paneling
  • Insulation
  • Materials like natural or faux wood
  • Color
  • Finishing

Adding Windows

Adding windows to your door gives the perfect finishing touch. It gives extra curb appeal to your home and creates that classic, vintage look to your door. Consider adding bay style or opened curb windows. These choices make your windows seem less square. Other options to consider include:

  • Arched windows – these windows help blend the horizontal lines of the garage door paneling
  • Opaque glass – the glass gives privacy and enforces curb appeal while still letting in natural light

Windows are another great way to add light to the inside of your garage. Regardless of the window style you choose, be sure to choose windows that compliment the architecture of your home. Patterns, reflections, and insulation are other factors to consider when selecting windows.

Decorative Hardware

The addition of decorative hardware is an easy way to increase curb appeal. However, remember that keeping it simple goes a long way with your garage door. When looking at hardware, consider the other elements of the garage door. If the door already has multiple pattern elements, choose hardware that is simple and classic.

When carriage doors were first invented, the hardware served the purpose of opening the door. Today, the hardware is merely for decoration. So, keep that in mind when choosing pieces such as handles, ring pulls, latches, and straps. Keep it simple and eye-catching.

Let’s Get Practical

When selecting all the elements of your door, consider the region you live in. If your region encounters harsh climates, your door needs to withstand those elements. Insulation must also be carefully considered. While curb appeal is very important, the durability of the door has more benefits for you.

There are many factors to think about when looking for a carriage style garage door. They compliment any style home and give that classic, timeless appearance. If you are considering one of these doors, give Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Orlando, FL a call.

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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