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Carriage house garage doors are often thought of as barn doors as they feature a rustic, often wood design. A traditional carriage house was an outbuilding used as a barn or place to store carriages or horse carts and tack. Obviously a modern carriage house holds our cars instead of horse-drawn carriages but in order to keep the home reminiscent of the past, it makes sense to have carriage doors on our garages, especially to complement a mid-century home design.

The charm of a carriage house can translate onto a new garage door, keeping that antique feel. With the additions of modern garage door technologies like overhead openers and cameras, a garage that may look like a barn can have all the convenient accessories of garages in the 21st century.

Carriage garage doors often feature different panel designs, double doors, and traditional-looking decorative hardware like iron handles and hinges. Even if you have an overhead garage door opener, you can make it look like a door that swings open on hinges.

While carriage house doors are traditionally wood with a variety of inlays and designs, now-a-days they can be made out of steel or composite overlay that makes them look like wood. Garage doors made from other materials like faux wood or wood composite can help with durability, energy efficiency, and prolong the life of the garage door. Wood is great but it often warps in inclement weather and can look older faster.

Here are some different carriage house style garage doors to consider as the perfect match to your home.

Steel Carriage House Doors

Steel garage doors are made to look like wood but are much more durable and have different levels of insulation depending on where you live and how much you want to spend. Steel doors can also be a variety of colors to match your home and enhance your curb appeal.

Steel carriage house garage doors can feature different window and glass options and homeowners can choose from different decorative and grooved panels. Steel doors last a long time and simply repainting and refinishing down the road can make them look like new. Furthermore, homeowners can choose doors with different r-values, or different levels of insulation, for various levels of energy efficient doors depending on where they live.

Faux Wood Carriage House Doors

Faux wood is made of a wood composite and can be a cost-effective and low-maintenance option to wooden doors. Modern materials look just like real wood and can do wonders for durability and longevity.

Faux wood garage doors:

  • Easy to Clean: steel garage doors are easy to wipe down after a storm that may splash mud, dirt, and grease.
  • Safe from Warping and Cracking: because metal doors cannot absorb water, they are safe from rot, mold, or swelling.
  • Highly Durable: though metal doors are more prone to dents and scratches than real wooden doors, they are more durable.
  • Easy to Install: faux wood grain garage doors are lightweight, making them easier and faster to install, which helps lower costs.

Wood Carriage House Doors

While composite materials can help with a home’s specific design and keep costs down, some homeowners just love the look and feel of real wood. Natural wood gives the garage a warm and traditional feel. Though wood garage doors require more maintenance and may not last as long as composite doors, there’s something about real wood doors that enhance the home’s overall appearance.

Wood carriage house garage doors can feature decorative hardware and customized design options to make them look like traditional barn doors.

Garage Door Design: Decorative Features

Carriage garage doors are recognizable because they complement Colonial or mid-century homes. A variety of hardware and accessories can make carriage house garage doors stand out and turn heads. From different decorative hinges to door handles to grilles over the windows, accessories can enhance a carriage house door design.

Window options on carriage garage doors are also great features. The window size, shape, and type can all embellish a garage door style. Different types of glass like a white or frosted glass can make the garage door look even better. Window designs on a carriage garage door normally run along the top sections of the door and can truly set a home apart from the rest in the neighborhood.

Thompson Garage Doors | Carriage Garage Doors

Thompson Garage Doors has 300 commercial and residential garage doors in stock featuring different vendors like Amarr, Martin Doors, and more at our Sparks, Nevada headquarters.

A fully-equipped showroom allows you to touch and operate doors and select custom finishes. What’s more, Thompson Garage Doors has a huge selection of quality products including residential overhead garage door parts, garage door springs, and accessories.

With years of experience, Thompson Garage Doors offers annual safety checks, garage door installation, and garage door repair service contracts, too. We are here for all your garage door needs!


171 S. 18th Street, Sparks, NV 89431



Thompson Garage Doors & Supply Doors has provided quality overhead garage doors, interior and exterior doors, and accessories to customers in northern Nevada and California since 1957. We are trained technicians who can oversee installation, repairs, maintenance, and respond to emergencies 24 hours a day. We care about our community and take pride in a job well done. Give us a call today at 775.356.6601



Our door installation experts at Thompson Doors can help suggest different door styles that will be best for your home decor. Furthermore, we provide all the interior door hardware to complete the doorways to your humble abode. Hardware we carry is below:

  • interior door knobs
  • door hinges
  • barn door hardware
  • shims
  • moulding and more