Articles and posts about carriage doors.
The original barn door
Back in the day, barns were raised by farmers with the help of neighbors and extended family. The last thing up was the barn door. Built of a basic framework of vertical battens and horizontal ledges, the barn door may have had a diagonal brace to keep it from sagging at the nose and digging a curved trench in the ground.
Barn Doors on a Garage
That isn't exactly what most folks are looking for when they ask Evergreen about barn doors. They need a door that actually swings out. Maybe they like the look, or maybe only a barn door will work given the constraints of their space. Low ceilings, protruding beams or staircases, or other obstacles in the garage eliminate the possibility of a typical garage door. Lights or kayaks or plumbing suspended from the ceiling call for a different kind of door a barn door.
A Door for Today's Barn
It takes a special barn door to fit a refurbished barn that now houses the family instead of the animals. Well-built barns are being reborn as private breweries, guest houses, or car collection showrooms. The barn door that penned in pigs and horses may not serve for the barn that now needs to seal out winter blasts and varmints.
Evergreen's Barn Doors
Evergreen's barn doors are built to swing open with ease. They are convenient for a six year old getting her bicycle out of the garage, or a weekend backyard warrior stowing his lawn mower. Swing-out barn doors pivot easily on their hinges, opening only as much of the doorway as needed. They can seal tightly against weather-stripped door stop. And thanks to a solid interior panel, Evergreen's doors don't droop at the nose, regardless of the door design. Ask us about barn doors... we'll know what you mean.
- Richard Hampton