Amarr Classica vs Amarr Designer’s Choice Garage Door Comparison

In the market for a new garage door? We’re here to help. Our team works with homeowners to find the right door for their home and budget, this post should help you in your decision-making process as well. In this post, we’re comparing two series of garage doors from one of the best garage door manufacturers in the industry, Amarr Garage Doors. Keep reading to learn more about the brand and see a side-by-side comparison of Amarr Classica vs Amarr Designer’s Choice garage doors.

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 photos of Amarr Classica garage doors vs Amarr Designer's Choice garage doors.

Amarr Classica CL 3000 vs Amarr Designer’s Choice DC3200

Amarr offers 12 lines of garage doors including several steel and wood options. Here, we’ll compare the Classica series vs the Designer’s Choice series. This first table compares the top-tier doors available in each series. Like cars, the top-tier models have the most bells and whistles. Compare the details here and then compare the details between the lower-tier options below.

Options

Amarr Classica CL 3000

vs

Amarr Designer’s Choice DC3200

Style

Carriage House

Carriage House

Design Options

7 Carriage House Designs

4 Carriage House Designs

Construction Layers

3: Steel + Insulation + Steel

3: Steel + Insulation + Steel

Door Thickness

2″(5.1cm)

2″ (5.1cm)

Insulation

Polyurethane

Polyurethane

R-Value

13.35

19.40

Steel Thickness

25/27 ga

0.53/0.42mm

27/27 ga

0.42/0.42mm

Woodgrain Exterior Texture

Galvanized or Painted End Stiles

Painted

Painted

Thermal Seal

Bottom Weather Seal

Steel Retainer

Steel Retainer or Extruded Vinyl

Decorative Hardware & Window Options

Aluminum, Steel, Magnetic ABS Vinyl

Aluminum, Stamped Steel, Magnetic ABS Vinyl

Insulated Glass Option

Clear, Frost, & Dark Tint

Clear, Frost, & Dark Tint

Wind Load Available

Standard Colors

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

5: True White, Almond, Wicker Tan, Sandtone, Dark Brown

Premium Colors

1: Black

1: Black

Woodgrain Finishes

Golden Oak, Walnut, Mahogany

Walnut, Mahogany

Workmanship/Hardware Warranty

Lifetime

Lifetime

Paint/Finish Warranty

Lifetime

Lifetime

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Amarr Classica CL1000 vs Amarr Designer’s Choice DC3138

In the next comparison, below, you’ll notice more differences in the construction, customization, and insulation values of the doors. As you explore your door options you’ll notice this is common— lower-tier doors don’t come with the same premium features that higher-tier doors have but you will save on the cost of the door. To get a fair idea of the price you’ll need to contact a garage door professional near you but these tables should give you an idea of how the doors compare.

Options

Amarr Classica CL1000

vs

Amarr Designer’s Choice DC3138

Style

Carriage House

Carriage House

Design Options

7 Carriage House Designs

1 Design

Construction Layers

1: Steel

3: Steel + Insulation + Steel

Door Thickness

2″(5.1cm)

1-3/8″ (3.5cm)

Insulation

Polyurethane

R-Value

Not Available

14.46

Steel Thickness

24 ga

0.61mm

27/27 ga

0.42/0.42mm

Woodgrain Exterior Texture

Galvanized or Painted End Stiles

Galvanized

Painted

Thermal Seal

Bottom Weather Seal

Steel Retainer

Extruded Vinyl

Decorative Hardware & Window Options

Aluminum, Steel, Magnetic ABS Vinyl

Aluminum, Stamped Steel, Magnetic ABS Vinyl

Insulated Glass Option

Clear only

Wind Load Available

Standard Colors

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

1: True White

Premium Colors

1: Black

Not Available

Woodgrain Finishes

Golden Oak, Walnut, Mahogany

Not Available

Workmanship/Hardware Warranty

3 Years

5 Years

Paint/Finish Warranty

Lifetime

Lifetime

Amarr Classica vs Amarr Designer’s Choice Pricing

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

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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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