CLOPAY COACHMAN COLLECTION OFFERS A STYLISH,LOW-MAINTENANCE STEEL ALTERNATIVE TO WOOD CARRIAGE HOUSE DOOR
Clopay's Coachman Collection mixes old world charm with modern technology to give homeowners and builders a low-maintenance alternative to the increasingly popular look of wood carriage-house style garage doors.
Coachman Collection doors look like wood on the outside, but are actually crafted of layers of steel and insulation topped with a wood grain finish PVC overlay. The designs vary to complement many architectural styles including mission, Shaker, traditional, French country and Victorian, and can be accented by decorative black iron hardware to enhance the appearance of a swing-out door.
Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Many homeowners favor the high-end look of wood carriage-house style doors, but they still want the benefits of a low-maintenance, insulated steel door,Ă˘â‚¬Âť said Pat Lohse, director of residential marketing for Clopay. Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“The extra styling that goes into the Coachman doors adds more character and architectural interest to a home, especially one with a front-facing garage, and they are just as durable as high-quality standard looking steel doors.Ă˘â‚¬Âť
The Coachman Collection also expands the portfolio of steel garage door design options builders can offer their clients. Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Homeowners in planned communities especially are looking for affordable options to give their home a distinctive, customized appearance. A unique garage door is a small change that makes a big difference in curb appeal, Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“ Lohse added.
Unlike other overlay garage doors, Coachman doors are constructed with Clopay's quality four-layer sandwich steel method (steel + insulation + steel + composite overlay). The 1- 3/8Ă˘â‚¬Âť thick insulation with thermal break provides a high R-value, while the steel exterior creates a resilient, dent-resistant surface, a key benefit to homeowners with children. A 5/8-inch coped composite overlay creates the appearance of a classic carriage-house door.
The Coachman Collection consists of three series of doors:
The Series One designs prove there is sophistication in simplicity. Architectural styles such as mission, Shaker, country and prairie-style homes look beautiful with the understated elegance of this classic look. Square, rectangular and arched windows are available. Solid top sections in a square or arch design complete the look.
Homeowners looking for the traditional carriage-house style will find the full or half-cross buck panels in Series Two perfect for their home.
Series Three delivers solid good looks designed to work exceptionally well with French country and Victorian style homes. Fully enclosed to provide maximum privacy, with optional cross buck bottom panels and square or arched top sections, this series is the architect's choice for a variety of home styles.