Choosing the right garage door for your home should not be difficult. Still, it is advisable to know your options.
In this Garage Door Styles series, Automatic Garage Door Company looks at the good old carriage house style.
A Long Trip Down Memory Lane
The doors that used to lock up the old carriage houses could rightly be said to be the original garage doors in Akron, Ohio. These hinged doors held fast the stables that housed the most popular mode of transportation back then: horses. While never being extravagant or particularly elegant in their design, these doors were indeed functional.
A Modern Interpretation
It’s easy to see why the carriage style remains popular today. The first unique benefit of this type of garage door is that it certainly catches the eye. It gives the appearance of looking like a stable door—ready to swing open on hinges. With small windows up top to complete the look and feel, it looks the part well.
Ironically, it doesn’t swing out and open on side hinges. Rather, the carriage door style now incorporates modern technologies, allowing it to swing up, fold in, or slide to open. This assures you of more convenience.
Third, our carriage style garage doors in Akron here at Automatic Garage Door Company are fully customizable with a range of great accessories. You can choose from a variety of historic designs, then pick the materials to be used, the kind of finish, window options and even the decorative accoutrements. You can even choose to insulate it if you want.
For all your other door and garage needs, Automatic Garage Door Company has a wide range of other options. We even offer a range of services to keep your doors in top shape. Give us a call today at (330) 626-3311.