Dress Up a Garage Door with Insulated Carriage Doors
These custom doors add energy efficiency and style.
Synopsis: One of the first tasks at FHB’s Project House was to create a shop so that there would be an appropriate place to work. The garage provided the perfect location for a shop, but the old garage door needed to be replaced. Hence, a new garage door became an early Project House project. FHB editors decided to replace an overhead door with a stylish pair of insulated, energy-efficient carriage doors. The doors are built with materials commonly found at a local lumberyard, including TimberStrand LSL studs, birch plywood, meranti, CDX plywood, and polyiso rigid foam. The glazing came from bargain-bin insulated double-glazed units that were disassembled for their glass.
Like a lot of garages, the two-car garage at our Project House is used for storage and workshop space rather than for parking. The original overhead door was uninsulated and leaky. It was also a pain to open and…