Real Carriage Doors
Real Carriage Doors
Barn Door Hardware
Real Barn Door Kits

800-694-5977
info@realcarriage.com

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ

Q: How do I get price information for your doors?

A: Door pricing ranges depending on the difficulty of the construction and the number of window panes. Please give us a call or email for pricing on a specific style or a quote.

Q: What wood species are used to craft Real Carriage Doors?

A: Our doors are primarily made from beautiful, clear Vertical Grain Douglas Fir. Its high strength-to-weight ratio make for strong, long-lasting solid wood doors. We also offer standard wood species of Rustic Alder and German Beech. Ask us about wood species upgrades to hardwoods such as Spanish Cedar, Sapele Mahogany and White Oak.

Q: Are your doors difficult to install?

A: No. Any carpenter with door-hanging experience can easily manage a typical installation. Our easy-to-follow instructions also make it possible for you to do it yourself. We are always available to answer any questions that you or your builder may have. We are always adding to our list of previous installers of our doors, so don't hesitate to ask for a recommendation for your area.

Q: Do you offer jambs or prehung doors?

A: Absolutely. For Carriage Doors, we have two basic jamb types available. Jamb Assembly Kits are essentially "prehung" carriage doors. Each 1-1/2" single rabbet jamb is mortised for butt hinges and "hung" in our shop, then disassembled for shipping. The 3-piece installation makes it the perfect choice for experienced professionals and do-it-yourselfers alike. In addition, our Entry Doors can be prehung with fully weatherstripped jambs made from sturdy Douglas Fir. Need a special jamb? As a custom milling shop, we can fabricate a jamb that will work for you.

Q: Do your doors have plywood panels?

A: Absolutely not. You will not see plywood on our doors either as a panel or as backing. Most of our carriage door lines offer a standard of Douglas Fir inset raised panels. Our Classic line features beautiful V-Groove T&G paneling.

Q: Do you build overhead doors?

A: No. We build our carriage garage doors to swing outwards like the old carriage houses of the 19th century. If outswing doors won't work for your project, consider our sliding doors or folding doors as a hand-built alternative to sectional overhead doors.

Q: Do you build dutch doors?

A: Yes. Most of our door styles work wonderfully as dutch doors. Outswing carriage doors and entry doors can both be dutch doors. Enjoy a breeze in the summer months!

Q: Do you make sliding doors and sliding hardware?

A: Yes. Our beautiful wooden carriage house doors can operate as sliding doors as well. Our sliding hardware offers smooth gliding action, so your single sliding, biparting, or bypassing door will open effortlessly. For a classic barn style select our Flat Track sliding hardware, made right here in our shop.

Q: Can my doors swing or slide automatically?

A: Yes. We offer two types of carriage door automatic opener systems that allow the doors to swing out at the touch of a remote. In addition, you can now automate your sliding doors with our automatic sliding door opener.

Q: Can I buy an automatic opener separately?

A: Yes. All of our openers are available separately or paired with our carriage doors. Find out more about carriage door openers.

Q: Where are you located and do you have distributors?

A: Our workshop is located in Gig Harbor, Washington state. We handcraft all of our doors right here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and ship them all over the U.S. and Canada. We don't have any distributors; we ship our doors directly to you.

Q: Do you ship to my location?

A: We ship to anywhere in the continental United States, Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii. We custom-build shipping crates to ensure door safety in transit and work with experienced and reasonably priced shipping companies.

Q: What are typical shipping costs?

A: Shipping depends on weight, but generally a set of carriage doors can be delivered to the west coast in the $300 range, to the mid-continent in the $400 range, and to the east coast in the $500 range. When you request a quote from us, we will estimate the shipping costs to your zip code. Metropolitan areas, islands, and other locations may have higher shipping costs.

Q: Do you make entry doors to match your carriage doors?

A: Yes, we do. If you are installing a beautiful handcrafted carriage door, why not have a matching exterior entry door nearby? Our entry doors are made with the same commitment to quality and integrity as our carriage doors.

Q: Can I operate my doors manually?

A: Yes, we offer an array of handsome door hardware that will allow you to operate your doors manually like they did in the past!

Q: What if I don't see a door design I like?

A: Draw a design and email or fax it to us. We will give you a quote. Our design team is always ready to help you customize one of our designs, or help you come up with something truly unique.

Q: Do the doors come finished?

A: The doors ship unfinished, however, we do include wood samples for testing. For advice on finishing your doors, we recommend calling your local paint store professionals for recommendations for your particular climate.

Q: How much clearance do I need for an opener system?

A: It depends on your application; visit our automatic openers section for downloadable information.