Vintage look garage door

flgargoyleJuly 6, 2008

In designing our new home, I drew a nice rounded top garage door that looks like two swinging doors. Is there a practical way to do this, or am I going to have to go with an overhead door that is faked to look like swinging doors? Are there automatic openers for swinging doors, would it meet code, am I crazy for wanting this? It will be a single wide door- 8' wide opening. There is plenty of room in front of the door.

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yadax3

If you google 'swinging garage door' there are a number of links, one of which is below. Good luck!

Here is a link that might be useful: Real Carriage Doors

    Bookmark   July 10, 2008 at 9:30AM
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flgargoyle

Thanks for the link. I notice they don't list prices- I'm sure they're pretty 'spendy'. I'll build my own doors- I may check into their openers, though.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2008 at 7:02PM
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flgargoyle

After a lot of looking, there is precious little to be found in the way of automatic openers for swinging doors. I'll have to dig through the codes to see if it's even 'legal'. I can adapt gate openers, I think, if they'll let me.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2008 at 7:34PM
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