What are carriage house garage doors?

Carriage house garage doors are a popular modern style of garage doors inspired in their design by the swinging doors of the historic carriage houses of a bygone era.

They have design and style similar to carriage house doors but function like a modern automatic garage door.

Before we had garages for our cars, we had carriage houses for our horse-drawn carriages. The traditionally were hinged on the side and swung outward in the days before we had automatic garage doors. You still might even find them on the carriage houses of well maintained of historic homes.

Historic carriage house vs modern garage with carriage house style garage door.

Historic carriage house vs modern garage with carriage house style garage door.

Today we have cars, trucks, SUVs, vans and other vehicles to park in our garages, but there is still a garage door style named after the carriage houses of old: the carriage house garage door.

Carriage house garage doors are not hinged on the side like the old doors did but instead are inspired by the style of old garage doors. They may be made of wood but they are also made of steel or other modern materials.

Modern carriage house garage door design style has the visual charm and features inspired by old carriage house doors but they are modern garage doors in all other ways.

For example, they have decorative hinges and handles but not functional ones. They are instead by modern overhead garage door openers and remotes.


Modern Carriage House Style Garage Doors

Carriage house style garage doors can complement many homes, from new construction to historic homes.

Carriage Court Model Carriage Garage Door

Carriage Court Model carriage garage door

Many new homes are inspired by classic architectural styles and are great candidates for a carriage garage door that can turn what would otherwise be an ordinary garage into a beautiful feature.

Historic homes were often built without garages but had them added later. The new garages did not always perfectly match the style of the home and had historically inaccurate aluminum garage doors.

A new carriage house garage door can complement the style of a historic home and elevate the appearance of your vintage home.

Whether you are seeking a style to match for a new home or are replacing existing garage doors, a carriage house style garage door will enhance your home and its curb appeal.


Carriage House Style Garage DoorsCarriage Garage Door Materials and Features

Green T Garage Doors has carriage house style garage doors available in a range of materials, finishes, and a variety of hardware and window options so you can choose the perfect door to complement your home. 

Carriage house garage doors are available made from wood, steel, or composite materials.


Green T Carriage Garage Door Models

Each of our carriage house garage door models below is available in various colors, styles, and configurations so they can be customized for your home and style.


Carriage Court ModelCarriage Court Model

Distinctly defined. Built with durable composite overlay trim and insulated steel-backed sections, these garage doors provide energy efficiency, noise reduction and innovative design to any home.

The distinctive 5/8” thick composite overlay trim with a coped edge design is made from reclaimed wood fiber and thermoplastic polymer. This sustainable, green building material resists rot, decay and fungal growth.


Classica Model Garage DoorsClassica Model

Looks can be deceiving. From a distance, you see wood. Up close, it’s durable, low-maintenance steel. Authentic carriage house looks, modern functionality to complement your home’s exterior.

See the difference. Bigger windows and more vertical-looking garage doors provides a more authentic carriage house look.

Superior energy efficiency to maintain the temperature in your garage every season.


Heritage Model Carriage House Garage DoorHeritage Model

Built with heavy-gauge, durable steel in both traditional and carriage house designs. The Heritage collection features the SafeGuard system and care-free, low maintenance. Great looks for years to come.

Add visual interest to your contemporary, mid-century modern or transitional home. With Mosaic Window Options you decide the number and location of windows to create the door design you want.

Steel garage doors with superior strength and durability.


Hillcrest Model carriage garage doorHillcrest Model

Choose from over 100 carriage house designs with the  Hillcrest collection, made from durable and low-maintenance steel. Carriage house design at great value prices.

Insulated for increased thermal properties and quieter operation.

Stand out from the neighbors with a door as unique as your own personal style.

Enhance your homes’ curb appeal with DecraTrim or DecraGlass.


Oak Summit model carriage garage doorOak Summit Model

Self-expression shouldn’t cost a fortune. With the  Oak Summit Collection, it won’t. Our most affordable carriage house door, built with our Safe Guard system. Available in over 70 attractive designs.

Stand out from the neighbors with a door as unique as your own personal style.

Insulated for increased thermal properties and quieter operation.


Designer's Choice Model carriage garage doorDesigner’s Choice Model

With triple-layer construction and superior insulation R-value of 13.35 or 19.40, these durable low-maintenance doors give you the ultimate in quiet operation and energy efficiency.

Superior energy efficiency to maintain the temperature in your garage.

Insulated for increased thermal properties and quieter operation.

Heavy-duty hardware provides long-lasting durable operation.


Green T Services

For new carriage house style garage door estimates, consultations, or more information:

Call Green T Services 630-717-0007