Compare Overhead Doors to Traditional Carriage House Doors

 Compare Overhead Doors to Traditional Carriage House Doors

Your garage door can take up to 40% of one side of your home. We have emphasized it many times, yet the fact really can’t be overstated because the right look can raise your home’s value. If you’re looking to sell your home within next 5 years or so, this could be pretty important considering Houston’s real estate market is still going strong. There are two popular garage door styles that can enhance your home in not just the looks of the garage door, but how it functions as well: overhead garage doors and traditional carriage house garage doors. We are going to compare overhead doors to traditional carriage house doors to help you better decide which one is better for your home.

What is a Carriage House Garage Door?

Carriage House garage doors, also known as “barn-style garage doors” date back to the era of the carriage house, which was meant to store horse-drawn carriages. Originally, carriage doors had some kind of intricate woodwork with cross planking and large handles. Modern carriage house garage doors can be made of wood or have a faux wood finish on top of another material like steel or aluminum.

Original carriage house garage doors were also meant to swing outward like your basic door. Though you can get them where they will open and close in that fashion; now there are other options today, where you can have them move overhead like an overhead garage door. However, there may be instances where swinging outward might be beneficial to you. Carriage…

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