Have a Boathouse? Make Sure Your Marine Door Is the Right One!

For many, summer is about getting away from it all. A beautiful vacation home near the ocean, river, or lake is a great choice. Get some rest and relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Maybe you redid the whole home and chose a great boat, but something is still missing. A new garage door for your boathouse could bring everything together.

Picture of a boat and a blue sky.

Tired of the old garage door on the front of your boathouse? What you need is a new garage door made for water that is sure to last. Photo sourced from Pexels.

A Marine Door Is the Ultimate Solution for Your Boathouse

If you've ever bought a home garage door, you know there are tons of models to consider. What really plays into this is how the door will be used. Once you answer that, choosing a model is much easier.

Some people want a protective door that keeps out the weather. Others want to make sure the neighbors can see their boats. Maybe you want to spend less while getting more. No matter what you're going for, this blog will give you garage door options.

A beautiful modern cottage with two all glass garage doors

Prefer to go with a contemporary model? Check out garage doors made of glass for a look that everyone notices. The example above was created with creative inspiration by PattyMac.

Looking for Modern Garage Doors That Let You Show Off?

A gorgeous house by the lake with three full-view garage doors for the its gigantic boathouse

Maybe you think this boathouse with tons of glass from Houzz is beautiful. You could have your own for the boathouse. A full-view California garage door makes sure the light comes in and gives a view of the boat when outdoors using clear glass windows.

The massive windows in this garage door are what set it apart from other boathouses you see. Plus, aluminum is used to make the frame and prevent any unneeded corrosion and damage.

There's nothing wrong with making sure everyone sees your boat if it's something you care about. Using a garage door with glass like this one makes sure your boat can be seen on the lake or when it's in the boathouse and secured.

Do you hang out in the boathouse doing other things? If light is something you need in large amounts, a garage door with glass gives you that. There's no need to string lamps or use a flashlight!

This beautiful boathouse was realized by PattyMac.

Maybe your boathouse is just a spot to store your favorite sailboat, but that doesn't have to be the case. Add in some furniture, games, and other hobby items and use it to relax with all your pals. You'll have lots of light from the garage door and a safe boathouse when you're not inside. This one was made by PattyMac.

A boathouse can be more than storage – it can be an extra space to have some fun. Add a bar and a few chairs and invite in your friends to watch the sun go down. Even if rain starts pouring, you can take in the sights through a clear garage door.

A modern boathouse in dark charcoal with two all-glass garage doors

The dark charcoal color of this boathouse combined with full glass doors looks great with a terrace on top of the roof. Use it for fun, relaxation, and everything in between to make your boathouse ideal for all situations. This garage door from Houzz features an aluminum frame that matches the siding to really pull in some eyes on the water.

Glass looks great on a garage door. But what are you supposed to do in case an accident happens?

Let's say you let someone out on the lake with your boat. They come back and don't notice the garage door is closed and smack right into it. This seems like a nightmare. With normal glass, all kinds of shards could end up damaging the boathouse or hurting those in the area. The good news is you can choose to go with tempered glass.

So, how is tempered glass special? It's heated up to high temps and then cooled down to make it way more strong than typical glass. If something smacks into it, it falls into tiny bits that are not harmful like regular glass.

California, 6' x 8' 6" and 16' x 8' 6", Black aluminum frame, Sandblasted glass

Get a good look at these dual California garage doors in 6' x 8'6" and 16' x 8'6" with sandblasted glass and a black aluminum frame.

When you choose a California full-view garage door, there are several glass options you can select from.

  • Clear or transparent glass is ideal when you want to let in lots of light and let everyone see your boat from any angle outside. It's a great way to show off what you have.
  • Sandblasted glass also gives you all that sunlight but keeps things more private. People can't peer in and see if you have any valuables, which is good if the boathouse is used for storage.
  • Tempered glass can be used on transparent glass, sandblasted glass, and more. The only place it can't be used is on laminated glass. It's ultra-strong and resists damage more than normal glass.
  • Polycarbonate isn't glass but can be used in place of it on a boathouse garage door. It resists impacts but can get marred faster than normal glass. Make sure you take a look at this FAQ to find out how to care for polycarbonate garage door windows.

Anytime there are large sheets of glass, the panes can experience condensation. A boathouse isn't ideal for dehumidifier use so other methods are needed. Regular inspection of the garage door will ensure the seals are intact. It's also a good practice to keep the garage door open when possible so the condensation is reduced in your boathouse.

Or Try the Townships Collection for a Gorgeous Aesthetic and Durable Construction

Image of a blue boathouse with beautiful brown farmhouse garage doors with inverted V overlays.

Something a bit rustic is always a good choice for a boathouse. When you want durability that lasts and a look you appreciate, try an overhead garage door from the Townships Collection. Image sourced from Pinterest.

You want a boathouse garage door that you can count on, but maybe you also love the look of wood. You can have both when you choose an overhead door from the Townships Collection.

Princeton P-12 garage doors, 8' x 7', Iron Ore Walnut, Black Overlays, 8 lites Panoramic windows

Take a look at this marine garage door in the Princeton P-12 design. It measures 8' x 7' in Iron Ore Walnut with Black overlays and 8 lite Panoramic windows. A stunning choice from the Townships Collection, it offers a modern farmhouse appeal with vertical overlays in black.

When you choose galvanized steel, rust doesn't stand a chance. It's super resistant so your garage door from the Township Collection can look fantastic for decades.

These garage doors are made with excellent insulation with an R-16 value. When you have a boathouse in use around the year, these garage doors are a great choice. While the boathouse might not get as hot as a house due to the water nearby, the insulation can keep out cold breezes and excess wind for a comfortable boathouse experience.

Eastman E-21 garage door, 9' x 7', Claystone doors, Ice White Overlays, 8 lite Panoramic windows

One of the options for garage doors is this Eastman E-21 measuring 9' x 7' with Claystone doors, Ice White overlays, and 8 lite Panoramic windows. It gives you a rustic boathouse aesthetic that you may only find shopping in the Townships Collection.

Get the elegance of wood through PVC. There's no need to do tons of maintenance or work with paint. Instead, you get a boathouse with a charming Craftsman look. The good news is you can find marine doors in A, I, V, and X-shaped overlays for a sense of customization, perfect for both Farmhouse and Modern Farmhouse styles.

A boathouse with a nice farmhouse look

With a V-shaped contrast, you get a farmhouse style on a modern boathouse that has all kinds of appeal. This particular project was designed by the creative minds at Makow Associates Architects Inc.

Dura+ hardware comes standard with these marine doors.

When you have a boathouse, you need resistance to salt and water. Dura+ hardware makes that happen. It's very strong and can keep your door in good shape for years. Galvanized steel is used for the tracks while nylon covers the rollers and prevents corrosion. The steel is great for avoiding rust in moist locations such as your boathouse.

Get Value for Your Money by Choosing Acadia 138 or Regal Garage Doors for a Boathouse!

The marine doors showcased above are great, but you might be wanting a less expensive option for your garage doors. You can get an overhead door with a lower price tag that still looks great. Make sure to check out this FAQ about seven things that can alter the price of garage doors.

Choosing between Regal and Acadia 138 garage doors

1. A selection from Acadia 138

This garage door is an Acadia 138 North Hatley LP, 9' x 7', Desert Sand, windows with Richmond Inserts. Imagine this one on your boathouse! Wouldn’t the look be absolutely divine?

The Acadia 138 North Hatley LP garage door is 9' x 7' in Desert Sand and has windows with Richmond Inserts and decorative hardware. It's a true beauty that could hang on your boathouse. Let yourself imagine how gorgeous it would be in your own space.

With the galvanized steel of this garage door, it also offers R-12 in insulation levels. It normally comes with standard hardware, but you can choose Dura+ for an additional fee. Simply ask the person installing the Acadia 138 about your options.

2. Or try a garage door for the boathouse from Regal

Regal Classic Long, 9' x 7', Moka Brown, Clear windows

Have you fallen in love with the dark brown seen in this boathouse garage door of the Regal Classic Long design? It has clear windows and measures 9' x 7'. The garage door has a gentle beauty enhanced by an embossed look.

When choosing Regal garage doors, there are options to use polystyrene insulation or to go without insulation. This is one of the reasons this garage door is less expensive. If you do not need extra protection for the boathouse, this garage door looks good and comes at a nice price.

Are there options for smaller watercraft?

Ready to construct a smaller boathouse but worried you need the marine door to be pretty small? That's not an issue when our garage doors can be from 4' to 20' wide or high. No matter what size you need, we'll build the garage door custom for your boathouse, so you get top quality.

Not sure what size marine door is right for you? When it comes to measuring the space, here's how to do it.

Is a Garage Door Opener Useful for Boathouses?

After you have an idea of which boathouse marine door is right for you, there's one other question. Do you need a garage door opener? It could be the accessory you didn't know you needed for a marine door until now.

Is a garage door opener a necessity for a boathouse? It depends. An electric door opener can be convenient and make it easier to bring in the boat. Plus, there's no chance of accidents trying to open the door while you're covered in water. For that reason alone, a LiftMaster garage door opener is a good choice.

Since boathouses are wet, your garage door opener needs to be top quality. Normal residential openers might not do the trick. However, two commercial garage door openers have a feature you will love. Consider the utility of a car wash feature.

This system makes the garage door opener resistant to water, which makes them perfect for the moistness associated with a boathouse. However, only specific garage door openers can have this feature added.

When you're outfitting a boathouse, the best options are the J and H commercial door openers only from LiftMaster.

See LiftMaster garage door opener's model H

When you choose the LiftMaster H or LiftMaster J as a garage door opener, they are placed on the wall and leave space near the ceiling. This gives you space to put the boat up high when you aren't using it. The garage door openers also have less noise and vibration than other models.

A wall-mounted garage door opener can be a great option if you plan on lifting your boats when you store them. It will save you some ceiling space. Image from Houzz.

When you need to lift your boat on occasion, a garage door opener mounted on the wall is a great choice. You can make sure you have room overhead for storage needs. Image sourced from Houzz.

The right garage door opener from LiftMaster will keep your boat safe

Nobody wants to deal with someone getting into their boathouse. A garage door opener from LiftMaster can help. These have many features that keep your boat secure in the boathouse and ensure anyone in the space is protected. A few include:

  • Unique code technology – A different code is used each time the garage door opener closes the door. That means nobody can guess the code and get into your space. Your boathouse garage door is always secure.
  • Your garage door opener also includes light beams invisible to the eye. If something or someone gets in the path, the door opener will keep the door from coming down to avoid injury or damage.
  • Camera – Cameras can be installed to give you a look at your boathouse from any location at any time.
  • Notifications about garage door openings – Whether you left the cottage on the lake fast and forgot to close the marine door or can't remember if you did or not, the MyQ app will help. Get a notification when the marine door is opened for long periods and avoid stress!
  • And many more amazing functions from LiftMaster garage door openers!

Want to add a garage door opener to a vacation home garage or regular house? Discover all the residential models!

When You Need a New Marine Door, We're Ready to Assist!

Eastman E-22 garage door, 9' x 7', Ice White door with Ice White overlays and Orion windows

Consider this 9 x 7' garage door with an Eastman E-22 design. It's ice white with the same color overlays and Orion windows. Think about how great this would look on both a boathouse and chalet!

When you contact Barmac Garage Doors, you can be sure we know all about Canada-made overhead doors from selling them to installing them and even repairing them. We'll answer all your inquiries and assist you with choosing the best garage door for your house, boathouse, cottage, or all these things.

Contact us via phone at 416-661-5151.

You can also do some looking on your own. Check out the Design Centre and find the marine door that looks perfect on your boathouse by uploading a photo. Not only can you view various garage doors, but also dozens of windows, colors, types of hardware, and extras! After you have created the garage door of your dreams, reach out for a free quote by email.

The boathouse marine door of your future is customized to your preferences!

All our doors are made custom, so you get the color, design, and size that you want. Pick out hardware, windows, and other features to make your garage door perfect for your boathouse. View over 35 designs and 10 colors to build a marine door that perfectly matches your boathouse and makes everyone take a second look at it.

Contact us to get more information about marine doors for boathouses!

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