Amarr Classica vs Amarr By Design Garage Door Comparison

If you’re in the market for a new garage door but want more information on doors before you buy you are in the right place. Our team at Doorvana garage doors is here to help. We’ve built a side-by-side comparison table to clearly show the similarities and differences between two garage door options. In this post, we’re comparing doors from one of the most trusted brands in the nation— Amarr. Keep reading to learn more about Amarr and it’s Classica and Amarr By Design garage door series.

Amarr Garage Doors

Amarr opened in 1951 as a local building supply company. After recognizing market demands, they streamlined their product lines and focused on quality garage doors. After opening manufacturing facilities across the country during the 70s and 80s, the 2000s gave rise to meteoric growth in their dealer network and strategic partnerships.  In November 2013, Amarr was acquired by ASSA ABLOY, one of the world’s leading brands in door opening solutions, to become the leading North American sectional door brand of the company Entrematic.

Amarr garage doors are made in the USA of imported and domestic components.

Side-by-side photo of Amarr Classica and Amarr by Design garage doors.

Amarr Classica CL 3000 vs Amarr By Design AD4000

Amarr offers 12 lines of garage doors. Most of Amarr’s doors are made primarily of steel but there are also wood options. This post compares a steel door to a wood door. The Classica series is a steel door option while the By Design is a wood door option. Wood doors have a special appeal but don’t knock the steel doors without seeing their benefits first. Compare the similarities and differences in the table below.


Amarr Classica CL3000


Amarr By Design AD4000


Carriage House

Carriage House

Design Options

7 Carriage House Designs

Unlimited Designs

Construction Layers

3: Steel + Insulation + Steel

3: Wood + Insulation + Wood

Door Thickness


2″ (5.1cm)







Steel Thickness

25/27 ga


Not Available

Woodgrain Exterior Texture

Galvanized or Painted End Stiles


Not Available

Thermal Seal

Bottom Weather Seal

Steel Retainer

Decorative Hardware & Window Options

Aluminum, Steel, Magnetic ABS Vinyl

Insulated Glass Option

Clear, Frost, & Dark Tint

Wind Load Available

Standard Colors

7: True White, Almond, Wicker Tan, Sandtone, Terratone, Charcoal Gray, Dark Brown

Wood Choices: Incense Cedar, Clear Vertical Grain, Cedar, Red Grandis, Mahogany

Premium Colors

1: Black

Not Available

Woodgrain Finishes

Golden Oak, Walnut, Mahogany

Not Available

Workmanship/Hardware Warranty


1 Year

Paint/Finish Warranty


Not Available

Doorvana is an Authorized Amarr Dealer

Our experts sell, install, repair, and service Amarr garage doors for homeowners and commercial markets throughout DFW.

Amarr Classica vs Amarr By Design Pricing

Due to the varying combination of options and sizes, we aren’t able to provide an installed price.

Free Garage Door Estimate

The team at Doorvana has experience with Amarr, as well as other leading garage door makers. If you’re ready to upgrade your curb appeal and improve your home’s value contact us to get started or call us today at 817-500-5988.

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