06:15AM | 09/25/06
Member Since: 09/24/06
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Hi. my husband and i are planning to replace our garage door at home. he wants to brick it in and I want a garage door that has a door in it. A little like having your cake and eating it too. Unfortunately I have only found them on Gas Station Garage Doors. Don't they make them for residential property. Something with style. The reason I don't want to brick in is because we have intention of making the garage into a room or knocking out any walls to extend the basement. I just want to be able to walk in to the garage or lift the door for larger storage pieces.

Can you recommend any manufacturer or reason why I should shy away from that type of door and go with a regular garage door?

Teresa Harting Rothove


06:32AM | 09/25/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
Don't know if there are any residential garage door with a Man Door or not.

But here is another option.

Use a double door (aka french door). You will have one normal size door for everyday usage.

Then when you want to move something large you open both sides.


07:48AM | 09/26/06
Member Since: 09/24/06
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I like that idea. will look into. because we will be moving in a couple of years I want it to be also functional for the next people coming in. with french doors, do they open wide enough in case the next people want to use the garage for their car? You see we don't use it for our car, basically just storage. I guess I really should not care so much what happens regarding the next people, but I just want to make sure I do not devalue the house, so that we get the best market value.

but thanks for the suggestion, i will certainly look in to it nonetheless.

Teresa Harting Rothove


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