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Colonial Style Garage Doors

Colonial Style Garage Doors

If you’re looking for a garage door to complement your traditional styled home, look no further than a colonial style garage door! While “colonial” can mean different things to various people and designers, when it comes to garage doors, colonial typically refers to a garage door with a raised design or a barn door or carriage house design.

Below we will take a look at some common colonial style garage doors to make your garage door selection a little easier.

Raised Panel Garage Doors

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Raised panel doors are the garage doors that you likely see every day in your neighborhood. Considered a traditional garage door style, raised panel doors can have either a minimal or ornate design. Common raised panel door styles include vertical panels, half buck, crossbuck, V groove, and recessed panels. Your design selection can be further customized with two-toned colors or wood grain color options.

These doors are made with steel and their insulation options vary along with their price points. The steel ensures the doors are extremely durable and will last you for the lifetime of your home.

Barn Door Style Garage Door

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Like raised panel doors, barn door style doors will also usually have raised or recessed panels. The most obvious differentiator between raised panel doors and barn door garage doors is windows added to the top. While raised panel doors can have windows added to them, with a barn door garage door windows are almost always included standard. The windows can be tinted for additional privacy and most people enjoy the light they add to the garage – especially if they use their garage for a workspace or gym.

Barn door garages can be painted with traditional paint, but people frequently add wood grain paint to give them a more authentic look. While many modern barn door garages are made with steel for their durability and low maintenance features, there are wood options available if authenticity is important to you.

Carriage Style Garage Doors

Carriage style garage doors can look very similar to barn door style doors, but to the trained eye, there are some big differences, the largest being the V grooves and panels added to the door. The most authentic carriage style doors will be wood, but for a more affordable and durable option select a steel door. Like the doors we’ve already mentioned, carriage style garage doors can be painted a wide variety of colors, including two-toned and wood grain paint.

Now that you have a better understanding of colonial style garage doors, is this the right style for your home? Give our experts at Andrews Overhead Doors a call for any colonial garage door questions today!


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  • Sabrina Addams
    February 5, 2020, 2:40 pm REPLY

    I absolutely loved the picture of the carriage-style garage doors and how the grooves, panels, and fancy handles make for an elegant and eye-catching look. My husband and I are remodeling the exterior of our home and think it’d be nice to also have new garage doors installed by a professional in Valparaiso, IN. It’d be so great if we could find a service that carries some similar to this style.


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