Garage Doors for Farmhouse-Style Homes

Avante AX

Known for its simplistic charm and functional design, the farmhouse has been an important part of American architecture since the Colonial Era.  Originally characterized by a vintage, carriage-house look, today's takes on the farmhouse-style garage can range from classic painted-white doors to sleek, modern glass doors. 

When it comes to curb appeal, your home's exterior can be as unique as your personality. There is no set style for today's farmhouse garage door. Some homeowners have found modern styles complement their home's lines best, as seen in Clopay's Avante above. While some stick to the tried-and-true carriage house styles as seen below with Clopay's Coachman or Canyon Ridge.

Based on the examples provided, some popular choices for farmhouse garage doors are:

  • Natural light, provided by windows. Farmhouse style lends itself to rustic warmth, which is easily achieved by adding windows to your garage door.
  • Painted finishes. Whether you're looking to create continuity or contrast, a painted finish allows you to choose just the right color for your door. If you are aiming for continuity, but want an element of visual interest, consider a complementary base color with an accent overlay color.
  • The comfort of insulation. With a farmhouse style garage door, it's possible to get vintage farmhouse charm using new materials. You don't have to sacrifice energy efficiency or durability to match the era of the house. The inclusion of insulation is a perfect example of this, as it increases energy efficiency, comfort while inside the garage, and makes the door more durable.

Coachman Design 21
Coachman® garage door

This beautiful garage features cedar shake shingles and crisp, white accent colors on the window frames and gable roof braces. Surrounding trees on either side of the garage complement the natural themes and give the garage the feel of a backyard barn.

The smooth, white lines of the garage door stand out against the tones of the stained shingles and paver driveway stones, creating continuity between the doors, windows, and roof lines. Simple black decorative hardware creates visual contrast and a clean, simple elegance. Windows create two-way warmth, allowing natural light inside, and a welcome glow when approaching the garage.

From a functional standpoint, the homeowner opted for the best of both worlds by choosing a low-maintenance steel and composite door from the Clopay Coachman. These doors provide a carriage-house look with energy-efficient Intellicore® insulation between layers of durable steel and an outer woodgrain-textured composite overlay.

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Reserve Wood Limited Edition
Reserve® Wood Custom Garage Doors

Renewable, timeless, warm, and custom designs are characteristics that make natural wood an appealing material for farmhouse style. This detached three-story barn-style garage was built entirely with recycled wind fence from old farmhouses and features a guest suite above the garage. Variations in the wood color gives the appearance that it was collected over time.

This space relies less on a defined color palette than a collection of natural tones that work together to create a rustic look. The reclaimed wood will continue to weather with age, increasing the variations in its appearance, while the aging of the steel roof will be less noticeable.

The garage door, with an understated gray color, offers a more consistent finish that is crisp and distinct. By choosing a painted finish, the homeowner has the flexibility of repainting the door in the future as the color of the surrounding reclaimed wood continues to evolve.

Beyond color, the owner further complements their rustic curb appeal by choosing handcrafted Reserve® Wood garage doors with square windows and crossbuck panels.

Within the door, an added layer of insulation increases the R-value of the doors to help improve the energy efficiency and comfort of the living spaces above. Overall, this door provides modern conveniences and efficiency without sacrificing the rustic look.

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When you reimagine your home's exterior, which garage door do you see? Whether it is a vintage look carriage house style, or a sleek modern take on the classic farmhouse archetype, Clopay® can help. Learn about the collections featured here by clicking the buttons beneath each of the homes or use our Door Imagination System™ to upload a photo of your home and try different garage door styles before you buy.

When you're ready, our network of Clopay Dealers can provide expert sales advice, installation, and maintenance for your door. Simply visit our Dealer Locator, enter your location, and find a list of dealers near you. From historic rural farmhouses to urban adaptations, you'll love your home with America's Favorite Doors®.

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