Spotlight On: Carriage House Style Garage Doors

It’s no surprise that so many of our customers choose carriage house-style garage doors. They’re great-looking, timeless, and can add a lot of curb appeal to your home. They also work well on a variety of types of homes – from traditional to more contemporary. And since they’re crafted from durable materials that go the distance, you won’t have to think about replacing your garage doors for years (make that decades) to come.

One of the best things about carriage house-style garage doors is that they can be customized so that they’re perfect for your home. And many styles are very affordable, too. Below, we discuss the benefits of three carriage house-style doors available at Ramirez.

Clopay’s Gallery Steel Collection

Clopay has combined their iconic raised panel steel garage door with grooved panel design, wrought iron hardware, and optional decorative windows for a carriage house style door that looks great and is incredibly durable as well. You can also customize it with Clopay’s faux woodgrain paint finishes.

C.H.I. Stamped Shaker Garage Door

C.H.I.’s stamped shaker style garage door is a stunner. We love its clean lines and minimalist design, and our customers seem to as well, because it’s one of our most popular garage door models. The stamped shaker style dor features and embossed frame and beveled edges and can be customized for your home.

Martin Door’s Pinnacle Steel Garage Doors

Pinnacle Steel | Martin Garage Doors

Crafted from durable steel, Martin Door’s Pinnacle Steel garage doors are an excellent choice if durability is at the top of your list, as they’re made with 24 gauge premium steel and feature a patented steel frame design. You can also choose from a variety of paint colors and window and hardware options.

Interested in other carriage house-style garage doors? Ramirez Custom Overhead Door can help you choose the best one for your home, even if it isn’t in our inventory. We can order, install, and repair any garage door make and model.

Your Easy Fall Garage Door Maintenance Checklist

With the arrival of fall, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your home for the colder months ahead. While you may have already tackled tasks like cleaning out gutters and sealing windows, don’t forget about your garage door.

As one of the largest and most used entryways to your home, your garage door requires regular maintenance to ensure it continues to function properly.

Consider this: even here in Northern California, the colder months can take a toll on your garage door. Regular maintenance prevents costly repairs and can extend the lifespan of your door. This includes inspecting and lubricating moving parts, checking the weatherstripping, and testing the safety features.

Get ahead of the game this fall with our essential garage door maintenance checklist. By following these simple steps, you can ensure your garage door will be in top shape for the upcoming season.

Step-by-Step Guide to Performing Your Fall Garage Door Maintenance

Start by visually inspecting all the components for any signs of wear or damage. Look for rust, cracks, or loose screws.

Next, lubricate all the moving parts, such as the rollers, hinges, and tracks, using a silicone-based lubricant. Make sure to clean any debris from the tracks and tighten any loose bolts or nuts.

Test the balance of the door by disconnecting the opener and manually opening and closing the door halfway. If it doesn’t stay in place, it may need an adjustment.

Lastly, test the safety features of your garage door opener to ensure they are working properly. By following these simple steps, you can keep your garage door in top shape and avoid any unexpected issues during the colder months.

Additional Tips and Safety Measures to Consider 

In addition to the essential maintenance tasks, there are a few extra tips and safety measures to consider when taking care of your garage door. First, always remember to disconnect the power before performing any maintenance tasks to avoid any accidental injuries. When inspecting the springs and cables, be cautious as these components are under tension and can be dangerous if mishandled.

Be mindful of the weather conditions when performing maintenance, as slippery surfaces or wet conditions can increase the risk of accidents. Lastly, it’s always a good idea to have a buddy assist you during maintenance tasks, especially when working with heavy or cumbersome components. By following these additional tips and safety measures, you can ensure a smooth and safe garage door maintenance experience.

Decorate your garage door for Halloween

Soon little ghosts and goblins will take to the streets, looking for candy. Jack O’lanterns will light walkways and the chill in the air will remind us that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. All this can only mean one thing: Halloween is almost here.

This year, the team at Clopay has come up with some fun ways to get your garage ready for the ghoulishly fun night. From wrapping your garage in a mural made of weather-resistant material to turning your garage into a haunted house and gathering place for fun festivities like bobbing for apples or trading ghost stories – take a look at these great ideas.

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Planning your custom home? Don’t forget about the garage.

A stunning living room. A serene and elegant master bedroom. A kitchen fit for a chef. You’ve thought of everything for your Vacaville custom home… or have you? If the garage hasn’t made it into your plan, you could be missing out on everything from additional living space to prime storage.

Today’s garages are much more than places to park cars, so you don’t want to overlook this important space when you’re building a custom home or renovating the home you’re in. Instead, consider the ideas below to make it something special.

Choose the right garage door. It sounds easy enough but given the number of choices you have when it comes to garage doors – from style to function – you’ll probably want to spend some time looking at different doors. You’ll also want to talk to a garage door professional before making your decision.

The team at Ramirez Custom Overhead Door has worked with custom home builders and architects for decades, helping their clients choose the best garage door for their new home. We carry garage doors by leading manufacturers and have decades of experience installing and servicing every type of garage door, as well.

Make it comfortable. Remember when having a heated garage was a big deal? Now, many garages feature both heating and cooling, as well as adjustable lighting, and custom cabinetry. These features go a long way, especially if you’re someone who enjoys spending time in the garage working on cars or for other projects.

Make it great looking, too. You can easily transform a garage space by painting the walls and adding custom flooring specifically designed for garages, including stone composite luxury vinyl planks. Epoxy paint works great on garage floors, too. We also recommend Behr Premium Concrete & Garage Floor paint that comes in a variety of colors.

Create a multi-functional space. With a little planning, your garage can also be a home gym, a playroom, an art studio, and even a study room. For a home gym you could add shelving for weights and props. For an art studio, start with creating great light in the garage via solar tubes, skylights or LED lighting.

Add storage. Your garage is prime real estate for storage to free up room within the house. And it’s a perfect place to keep items that you only use occasionally, like holiday decorations, for example.

Consider investing in a custom organization system for the garage for ultimate storage optimization. You could also check out IKEA for inexpensive yet durable cabinets designed for bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchens and use them in the garage instead.

Keep it secure. Where would we be without our smart phones? Today our smart phone can do everything from remind us about an important meeting to track our fitness goals. It’s no wonder that now we can even control our garage doors right from our smart phones, too.

A great looking garage door is one of the quickest and easiest ways to elevate the look of your home. So, it stands to reason that that when you’re building a custom home, you’ll want a garage door that’s just as beautiful as the house itself.

Ready for a new garage door for your home – or one you’re building? Give the team at Ramirez Custom Overhead Doors a call.



Selling your home? Consider a new garage door first

Cost vs Value Garage Doors

Did you know that one of the easiest, quickest and best ways to increase your home’s ROI is with a new garage door? In fact, it’s one of the best improvements you can make when it comes time to selling your home.

According to Cost Value, replacing a garage door is one of the most affordable home improvements on the Remodeling 2023 Cost vs. Value report ( and has one of the top ROIs nationally. This year’s findings show that a $4,302 investment will net $4,418 or 102.7% at resale, on average, nationwide.

Ready to put your house on the market or considering it in the near future? If so, now would be a great time to put the plan in motion to replace your garage door. We’re here to help.

Learn more about how a new garage door can increase your home’s value.