Why Use Carriage Doors For Your Garage?

The first thing people see when they pull up to your house is the garage. Why not wow them and give them an unforgettable first impression? In a neighborhood where most people have boring traditional garages, it’s time to stand out and doing something different. That’s where carriage doors come in. They are an elegant, unique and beautiful way to welcome people to your home.

Defining Carriage Doors

Carriage doors give you the best return on your investment. They don’t often need repairs because they don’t swing in and out like swing-out doors or get stuck like roll-up doors. Usually made from wood, steel or fiberglass, carriage doors can withstand extreme weather to provide the ultimate protection for the interior contents – namely, your car.

You can even save money on your energy bills. For example, if you go with solid wood carriage doors, these work to cut out drafts in winter and keep your heated air inside where it belongs. Carriage doors are particularly good for people who have heated garages.

Original carriage garage doors were crafted from wood with iron hinges at the sides, swinging outwards so that the horse and buggy could fit inside. You’ll usually see them with intricate woodwork such as criss-cross planking to resemble a barn, or large handles and decorative window inserts.

Benefits of Carriage Doors

  • Additional Space: Because carriage doors don’t roll up into the ceiling like standard doors do, you can regain that space for storage. If you can store things near the ceiling, you can make room for another car or more room for your home workshop, for example. This type of door is also conducive to those who want to repurpose their garage into an office, playroom, art studio, or game room.
  • Better Home Value and Style: There are many styles to choose from, such as traditional, country, modern, and ranch. And it’s no secret that a new garage door elevates the value of your property, not to mention curb appeal.  
  • Improves Appearance: Carriage garage doors represent a classic and upscale door system that can have positive benefits for the overall look of your property. If you plan to sell within the next few years, you will appeal to a wider range of buyers who are looking for a unique element.
  • Better Security: If you store valuables in your garage — and who doesn’t? – you understandably want peace of mind knowing your garage door is secure. This is even more important if the garage is attached to your house and features a direct entry point into your family’s home. Steel doors in particular will give you the security you crave.
  • Versatility: Because carriage doors don’t have tracks like traditional garage doors do, you don’t have to perform as much maintenance and repairs. There’s also minimal hardware involved. Plus, it’s easy to operate the hinged, swing system with a smooth gliding motion.

Contact M&M Garage Doors

For a free quote on carriage door installation, call us at (586) 610-5434. In the meantime, we welcome you to view our complete Carriage House collection, which includes:

Classica Collection
Hillcrest Collection
Designers Choice
Heritage Carriage House Collection