Double Everything: Acton Carriage Doors

If you were familiar with this house, you’d do a double take now when driving by. This kind of home exterior alteration these new Acton carriage doors created could bring the homeowner to drag a comfortable patio chair to the driveway and hang out a while. One should relax while pondering the next improvement possibility. It’s not something you can rush into.

Yes, doors – rather than door, because there are two of these beautiful insulated Steelhouse Ranchero carriage doors from 1st UDT installed side by side. That would make it double the upgrade impact. But this improvement wasn’t just about how things look from the street. There’s an energy-savings agenda in play too. To cut down on the use of lights inside the garage, the homeowner added a second row of small plain view windows to his semi-custom garage door design. This option is only possible with the 8-foot tall door in this style.

Freshly installed Acton carriage doors.

The inside appearance of 1st UDT’s insulated Steelhouse Series carriage doors is almost as lovely as the exterior view. Naturally, if you’re going to upgrade your garage door to all new heights like this, you’ll want a quality operator system too. This homeowner wisely chose the Marantec 4700E with smooth, super quiet operation and a lifetime warranty.

The interior appearance of a quality steel garage door.

The doors look great in factory white, but having a custom faux finish applied will really make them spectacular. We’ll have to revisit this job periodically, so we can update this page with the polished finish. The garage doors and the house always look better when the custom paint job is in place. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait too long for the last photos, it’s always interesting to see what colors and wood or other textures were chosen to pull the architecture’s scattered aura together into a unified statement.

Here’s before and after shots of this garage side by side below.

Not much style assistance here, This garage door, Acton, looks like steel barn siding turned sideways.
New Acton carriage doors waiting ready for the faux finish artist.

It took the faux finish team a while to get to the client’s Acton carriage doors project, but it was well worth the wait. A totally transformed home. It now has what is known as ‘the art of approach’.

Simply gorgeous new carriage doors. Faux finished steel garage doors, Lancaster home remodeling with great style.
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