If you're looking for a real swing out garage door - like genuine carriage house doors - the Benchmark series is worth a look. Available in swing, tri-fold, and barn, this door is solid, good-looking, and friendly to the planet. Artisan is a garage door company well known for making custom wood doors, and with the Benchmark door they've combined the skill of their craft with modern materials to produce a striking carriage house door that brings real charm to your home.
Modern materials that are friendly on the environment
To work properly, a swing door has to be strong and well-built. Artisan has framed this door using laminated veneer lumber, which is a high-strength material used when it's important to have a strong core. In fact, LVL is used in place of steel on many construction projects. Another benefit of LVL is that its more environmentally friendly because it more efficiently utilizes wood fibers from smaller trees.
It's just one reason this door is SCS certified for it's use of recycled and sustainable materials.
Along with responsible material selection and quality manufacturing practices, owners of this door enjoy virtually maintenance-free ownership. It is naturally moisture-, weather-, insect- and rot-resistant. Plus, you can get the door pre-painted in white, or with factory priming, allowing you to paint the door in your choice of colors. It accepts paint better than regular wood..