Amarr Carriage House Garage Door Reviews

grey raised short panel steel carriage house garage doors by amarr

Carriage house garage doors call to mind a time when horse and cart ruled the roadside. Though these doors may have been from another era, homeowners can still adorn their garage with a semblance of these lovely, old-fashioned doors. Rustic, traditional and with a charm of their own, carriage house doors come in a variety of makes and models to suit each individual taste.

If you’re looking for a beautiful carriage house garage door – look no further. Here’s the Doorvana guide for all the carriage designs Amarr has to offer.

Carriage Court Garage Door Reviews

tan and white two tone garage door by amarr

These stunning farmhouse-style garage doors by Amarr are made of an impressive four-layer steel construction. Their natural carriage house appearance is due to a ⅝” composite overlay made of wood fiber and thermoplastic polymers that resists rot, decay and fungus and doesn’t flake or peel. 

To further compliment their beautiful exterior, Carriage Court garage doors are available with 24″ coped edge window grilles in insulated, clear or obscure glass. 

Ratings (Amarr): 4.7 (69 reviews) 
Featured Review: Beautiful Doors – Highly Recommend. I cannot say too much about these doors. I am 110% satisfied with the installation, operation, appearance and performance of these doors. The doors that were installed when our house was built in 1999 were non-insulated single sided aluminum. The new insulated doors are far superior to the aluminum in performance as well as appearance. The insulated doors have a more natural wood appearance. The new doors open and close at a much lower noise level. Do not have the hollow rattle of the aluminum doors. The most impressive feature of the new doors is the performance of the insulation. Our garage temperature is substantially warmer than it was with the aluminum doors. It would have been interesting to have measured the temperature before the doors had been installed. However, I could almost instantly feel the garage warming up after the installation which happened to be on an unusually cold day in November. The aluminum doors would conduct the outside temperature into the garage. They were extremely cold to the touch — the metal had the same temperature on the inside as well as the outside. The insulated doors of course do not conduct the outside temperature into the garage. I fully expect to see a significant drop in my heating and cooling costs over the next 12 months.
Featured review 2: Beautiful upgrade to our home. The new Carriage Cout door is a beautiful upgrade to the front of our home. We have a two car garage and opted for the 3-lite windows. The windows bring in so much light that I don’t often need to turn on any lighting in the garage. The door itself provides much more insulation than our previous wooden roll up door. And with the rubber gaskets around the edges it also doesn’t let leaves and other debris in as well. The door is well built with a solid finish and should withstand all the weather and day to day abuse. I’m VERY happy with this decision.
Construction Details: Four-layer steel composed of overlay, steel, insulation and steel. Built with 2″ thick garage doors that have polystyrene insulation and steel interiors. 1-⅜” steel section and 5/8 ” composite overlay trim made of wood fibers and thermoplastic polymers for a sustainable, eco-friendly door.
Garage Door Panel Designs: Laurel Bay, Pinetop, Bradberry, Kensington and 14 more
Garage Door Window Options: Closed Square
Garage Door Colors: True White, Almond, Sandstone, Wicker Tan
Custom Colors: N/A
Garage Door Woodgrain Options: No woodgrain tones. Faux wood composite overlay trim ⅝” thick made out of thermoplastic polymer and reclaimed wood fiber.
Amarr Product Brochure
Series: CC4000
R-Value Range: 6.48
Insulation: Polystyrene
Door Thickness: 2″
Paint Finish Warranty: Lifetime
Workmanship Hardware Warranty: 5 years
Window/Overlay Discoloration: 10 years
Overlay Delamination: 5 years

Classica

wood like short panel steel garage door by amarr

Available in dozens of beautiful two-toned paint finishes is the Amarr Classica collection. These popular doors come in series CL1000, CL2000, or CL3000, each 2″ thick and available in insulation R-values of 0-13.35 (depending on the series). 

These garage doors in particular look almost exactly like wood but are made of durable, low-maintenance steel. Precision designs are also 3 section panels tall instead of the usual 4, resembling real carriage houses and making these doors a favorite among Amarr shoppers.

Ratings (Amarr): 4.7 (414 reviews)
Ratings (SamsClub): 4.8 (6 reviews)
Featured Review: Great looking door. I recently had my door installed with the Thames Windows and it looks great. My house was out of balance and this door has added a lot of visual appear across the front of the home. I think it was a great value for the money and my neighbors love it. If you purchase this door, I would recommend at least the 2000 series which gives it a solid sound when opening and closing as opposed to the commercial garage door sound most single layer doors give.
Featured Review 2: Classica look great! I mostly have very positive comments, but I will start with the criticisms. There were no installation instructions included. The installation instructions I received through the online chat support were wrong. The only thing I needed to know was where to locate the roller brackets. The hole number locations are listed incorrectly. I finally found a video that provided the correct location, but that did not use hole numbers at all. The Amarr hinge is unique and concerns me that they will have long term problems. The point that will wear out over time is in the door panel itself and is not replaceable. Good thing there is a lifetime warranty. The door looks great! I like the look of the three panels and location of the window. The window size is large since the door only has three panels. Height of the window on my 8 foot tall doors will not let someone of average height look into the garage. The construction of the door seems good. The cast aluminum decorative hardware is high quality. The door panels are well built. The smooth interior with color matched side panels are a nice touch. There was a little excess glue or insulation visible on the inside, but it was a small amount. The insulation and three layer construction helped dampen the sound when operating the door. The window trims kit fit securely. It would be nice if custom two tone colors were offered, I plan to paint the recessed panel to match my house. The three layer construction seems very strong and rigid which should help resist hurricane wind load and other damage. I was cautioned that the three panel 8 foot tall door may not be smooth when operating. Once everything was adjusted the operation is fairly smooth. I do not see a problem with the three panel concept from a durability standpoint. I also found the Amarr website to have a lot of information and easy to use. Customer support was responsive even though they did not actually answer my questions. Overall very pleased with Classica.
Construction Details: Made of durable, low-maintenance steel with a single, double or triple-layer construction. Each is 2″ thick and comes with a bottom weather seal. Insulated options in CL2000 have polystyrene while CL3000 contains polyurethane insulation at 13.35 R-values. Various elaborate designs available with closed, clear or decorated window options.
Garage Door Panel Designs: Lucern, Valencia, Santiago, Tuscany and 3 more designs 
Garage Door Window Options: Closed Arch Northampton, Clear, Madeira and 9 other options
Garage Door Colors: True White, Two Tone True White-Almond, Two Tone Dark Brown-Black and 80 other options
Custom Colors: Over 800 factory-applied colors available from Sherwin-Williams
Garage Door Woodgrain Options: Walnut, Golden Oak and Mahogany
Amarr Classica Brochure
Series: CL1000, CL2000, CL3000
R-Value Range: 0-13.35 depending on series
Insulation: N/A or Polystyrene depending on series
Door Thickness: 2″
Paint Finish Warranty: 5 years
Workmanship Hardware Warranty: 3 years – Lifetime depending on series

Designer’s Choice

off white steel carriage garage doors by amarr

Designer’s Choice garage doors are quiet operation, energy-efficient doors with triple-layer construction and R-values of 19.40. These 27 gauge steel garage doors are the best option for both low maintenance and super-high insulation.

Ratings (Amarr): 4.8 (186 reviews)
Featured Review: Great Upgrade, Enhances Our Property. Recently our well used 20 year old garage door became warped. After contacting a local dealer, who were recommended by neighbors, we found out the door could not be repaired. We found at our dealer’s website a great number of choices to upgrade our garage door. The Amarr designer series with the Blue Ridge hardware was our choice. The installation was performed yesterday by two of the most efficient and congenial technicians I’ve ever encountered with installation beautiful results. We are so happy with the Amarr door it is a focal point of our house and really enhances our property. We’ve had Amarr doors in the past so we know they are of the highest quality and look forward to many years of service.
Featured Review 2: Pretty and quiet. I went from a builder mid grade door to Amarr’s Designer Choice 3200 long panel with Moonlight windows. I also chose the walnut color to mimic a wood look but this one will last much longer. I added the hardware too. This is so pretty and the day after it was installed we had someone asking where we got it. What an improvement! This unit is exceptionally quiet with the smoothest operation. The insulated glaze keeps the outside air out and I love the light the windows bring in without worrying about my privacy. Top Notch installed the doors no they were professional from start to end. A very good experience.
Construction Details: 1 ⅜” – 2″ thick steel garage doors with triple layer construction in door widths of 8′, 9′ and 16′. 27 gauge steel and polyurethane insulation with R-values of 13.35-19.40. 3 carriage house panel styles available with multiple decorative window options.
Garage Door Panel Designs: Bead Board, Long Bead Board, Recessed
Garage Door Window Options: Closed LBB, Clear LP, Stockton LP and 18 more
Garage Door Colors: True White, Dark Brown, Black and 5 other colors
Custom Colors: Over 800 colors available from Sherwin-Williams
Garage Door Woodgrain Options: Walnut, Golden Oak, Mahogany
Amarr Designer’s Choice Brochure
Series: DC3138, DC3200
R-Value Range: 13.35-19.40 depending on series
Insulation: Polyurethane
Door Thickness: 1 ⅜” – 2″ depending on series
Paint Finish Warranty: 15 years – Lifetime depending on series
Workmanship Hardware Warranty: 5 years depending on series

Heritage Carriage House

amarr heritage carriage house garage door with bead board panels

Available in three carriage house designs, these 2″ reliable steel doors will last for years to come. Each series comes with its own lifetime paint warranty and bottom weather seal for maximum protection from the elements. 

Also available in traditional designs, these Amarr doors are on the bestseller list and are a terrific option for heavy-duty, steel, insulated garage doors.

Ratings (Amarr): 4.8 (989 reviews)
Featured Review: High quality door at a reasonable price! We installed this door in 2012 and have been impressed by the quality of the door & looks great 3 years later (like new). The price was very competitive too! We just painted the house and garage door and it took the paint well all looks good! When you install it I would recommend that you check the seal that they install at the bottom of the garage door as I did not notice but it was deformed and while it is still providing a positive seal there was crease along the edge along some of the seal that I’m sure eventually it will cause premature failure. I had some service done and the installer basically said I have to pay for a new seal at this point if I wanted to change it out. Recently and unfortunately our left spring just broke and we filed a warranty claim to hopefully have the quoted $115 installation charge covered. The warranty pdf for the H-3000 was not clear whether the lifetime warranty covers parts as and labor or if they will replace both springs as their fans suggest.
Featured Review 2: Love our new door! Have fought with a 16′ X 8′ wood door for 29 years ~ broken springs and burned up door openers… The Amarr Heritage door we had installed opens effortlessly, has windows that allow light in and insulation to help the garage in winter as the door faces north. Why did we wait so long?!? Are really enjoying it and the upgraded appearance of our home!
Construction Details: Available in 3 series of HR1000, HR2000 and HR3000. Each series has 2″ thickness while HR2000 and HR3000 contain polystyrene insulation and quiet operation.
Garage Door Panel Designs: Bead Board, Long Bead Board, Recessed
Garage Door Window Options: Closed BB, Clear LP, Stockton LP and 18 more
Garage Door Colors: True White, Almond, Sandtone and 5 other colors
Custom Colors: Over 800 factory-applied colors available from Sherwin-Williams
Garage Door Woodgrain Options: Walnut, Golden Oak, Mahogany
Amarr Heritage Carriage House Brochure
Series: HR1000, HR2000, HR3000
R-Value Range: 0-9.05 depending on series
Insulation: N/A or Polystyrene depending on series
Door Thickness: 2″
Paint Finish Warranty: Lifetime
Workmanship Hardware Warranty: 3 years – Lifetime depending on series

Hillcrest

two car tan steel carriage house garage door by amarr

Also coming in single, double and triple-layer insulated options, the Hillcrest collection has R-values of 0-9.05 depending on the series. Hillcrest is known for being the value option for carriage house doors, and have a variety of design options in bead board, long bead board and recessed panels. 

Multiple colors and window options are also available on these stable, all-purpose garage doors.

Ratings (Amarr): 4.8 (248 reviews)
Ratings (SamsClub): 4.5 (20 reviews)
Featured Review: Although my house was only 4 yrs old I was very unhappy with the builder supplied garage door and opener. When I was ready I shopped various products lines and decided on the Hillcrest 3000 model. This door is HEAVY, looks solid and feels, nice finish, and is QUIET. So far I am very impressed with the door.
Featured Review 2: So Happy, both in looks and in function. Amarr contacted me directly a few days after placing my order to review the door options and configuration. The doors took about a month to come in, I installed them myself. I’m very happy with the doors. They look very nice, seem to be of great quality, and the perform very well. I’m especially glad I opted for the torsion spring versus the extension springs (like my previous door had). I’ve never installed garage doors before or had any experience with the torsion spring design. The spring winder worked well with the drill and made winding the spring simple! Best of all, the torsion spring design will always keep the left and right side of the door equal (level) once set, so i won’t have to keep adjusting this later like I did with the old extension spring type doors.
Construction Details: Single, double and triple-layer steel construction in bead board, long bead board and recessed panels with multiple colors and window design options available.
Garage Door Panel Designs: Bead Board, Long Bead Board, Recessed
Garage Door Window Options: Cathedral, Stockton, Prairie and 9 more
Garage Door Colors: True White, Almond, Sandtone and 5 more
Custom Colors: Over 800 factory-applied colors available
Garage Door Woodgrain Options: Walnut, Golden Oak, Mahogany
Amarr Hillcrest Brochure
Series: HI1000, HI2000, HI3138/HI3000
R-Value Range: 0-9.05 depending on series
Insulation: N/A or Polystyrene depending on series
Door Thickness: 2″
Paint Finish Warranty: 15 years – Lifetime depending on warranty
Workmanship Hardware Warranty: 1-3 years depending on warranty

Amarr Garage Door Buying Guide

Amarr has plenty of doors to choose from, and that’s why no garage door review would be complete without a buying guide! Here’s a list of links to help navigate buying a brand new Amarr garage door.

 

If you’ve enjoyed our article on Amarr carriage house doors and are ready to buy or install a new garage door, Doorvana is here to get you started! Check out our selection of carriage house garage doors or contact us to get a quote today.

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