Traditional style garage doors are thusly named because they are the original. Many decades ago carriage houses shifted to become garages and house some of the first automobiles and now we have the traditional garage door. The door moves along some tracks and is allowed to move more easily with the addition of garage door springs. That is pretty much the simple explanation of how traditional style garage doors work. The automatic garage door openers of course started to change the simpler idea of how they worked into a more complex system, especially with the different types of garage door openers out there today. Nevertheless though, the choice between the two garage door styles of traditional and carriage is a pretty new decision that needs to be made in the grand scheme of things.
Knowing which garage door is best for you can be tricky if you don’t know really how each works. Once you know how the two garage doors differ from each other you can begin to think about which one would be best for your garage and for you as a home owner. Getting the wrong style of garage door might not be the biggest mistake of your life, but it’s an easily avoided one so why take the chance? Learning the differences is pretty easy, then applying those to the decision will just involve a bit of thought and a conversation with your garage door professional.
Traditional style garage doors have the nice aesthetic advantage of being “traditional” looking. Garage doors for decades have looked like the traditional garage door, and that look is a classic. Many styles of homes look great with the traditional style of garage door on their garages. It may not be as trendy as the newer carriage style garage door, but nevertheless it will be more than acceptable for a long time to come.
Garage door repairs are also quite more easily undertaken on a traditional style of garage door. Due to the garage door panels that are in the traditional style they can be replaced much more easily and cheaply than replacing an entire garage door for a problem which may only exist in one smaller section. This means that for those who are at higher risk for that sort of issue, the garage door repair price of a traditional style garage door might be a reasonably attractive quality.
Another big selling point for the traditional style of garage door might be the space saving aspect. If your garage door opens outwards and up, like the carriage style of garage door, that can affect how you use the space directly outside of the garage. On the other hand though the traditional style of garage door can cut off a portion of the open space above your garage door opener and the height of the garage door. If this is the area you are more likely to advantage of then the traditional style may not actually be the right choice.
There are all sorts of decisions to make when it comes to installing an entirely new garage door and garage door opener. However, if you are simply replacing a garage door that has fallen into disrepair then going with the same style might be helpful as many of the necessary accessories are already in place.