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This popular style traces its origins to colonial New England. The earliest forms had little exterior ornamentation. The style saw a resurgence during the colonial revival period during the first half of the 20th century, with the addition of a few Georgian-inspired embellishments. Ranch House Doors has taken those traditional designs and newer embellishments and created a wide range of Cape Cod inspired designs.


Popularity of the simple, cottage look has grown over the years due to its clean lines and practicality. The oldest Cape Cod designs produced by Ranch House Doors are based upon the architectural styles of the homes along the New England coast (especially Cape Cod, for which the style is named). But the Ranch House Doors wide range of garage doors also include designs that can be found all over the Eastern seaboard, but can also be found spanning the USA from coast-to-coast. These are carriage house style garage door styles that cover Cape Cod on the east coast and Newport Beach on the west coast.


This is the quintessential American cottage style door. The Cape Cod designs are efficient, and the simple, symmetrical lines will increase curb appeal to your home. Nothing says "home sweet home" quite like Cape Cod design garage doors from Ranch House Doors. Ranch House Doors Cape Cod Collection will add stunning charm to the craftsman style homes.


At Ranch House Doors we believe that a Cape Cod handcrafted wood door adds a touch of historical charm to any home. Few things can make as dramatic a change in the curb appeal of your home as a Cape Cod Collection garage door. Whether you're building your dream home, dream garage, or looking for that feature to set your home apart from the crowd, Ranch House Doors can help. Built with pride by wood craftsman, we're sure you will enjoy the beauty of your Cape Cod Collection Garage Door for many years to come.

Cape Cod Collection Specifications

Ranch House Full Custom Doors are built with either a four or five layer construction method.


4 Layer Door

Frame FJ (Finger Joint): 1 1/8” Hem Fir
1 1/8” Polystyrene insulation
¼” Luan plywood back
Overlay (Extira): A resin based wood composite designed for exterior use – paint grade applications only
Face (MDO): 3/8 “ MDO (Medium Density Overlay) Plywood for both Smooth and V-Groove
Insulation R-Value: Door provides an overall R-Value of:     9


5 Layer Door

Face and Overlay: Materials Vary
Frame FJ (Finger Joint): 1 1/8” Hem Fir
1 1/8” Polystyrene insulation
¼” Luan plywood back
Insulation R-Value: Door provides an overall R-Value of:     9


Arches – Comes in Standard and Custom radiuses.  Standard radius of finished openings:


  • 8 ‘ Wide -             128 - 7/16”
  • 9 ‘ Wide -             164 - 11/16”
  • 10’ Wide -            205 - 5/8”
  • 16’ Wide-             552 - 3/8”



  • Consist of simulated divided lite grilles on exterior and interior.  Window muntins are 1-3/4” wide and interlock together with attachment to sub frame.  If overlays are arched, windows are also arched (Thru and Thru).
  • Glazing of windows is 1/8 “ thick clear double strength glass. (DSB)


Misc. Elements:


  • Standard Texture is smooth.
  • Wire Brushing, Heavy Distressing and Handhewntextures are available upon request.
  • Astragal:  1 ¾” Rubber bottom seal.
  • RHD Watershed system:  Is a 15 degree bevel on the kickboard that is “dado’ed”  into the face.  This RHD solution helps prevent water from draining behind the kickboard, due to the unique design of the V-Joint or any other channel groove provided by RHD.
  • Stop Molding:  11/16” thick  x  2 ½ ” wide.   Available in all species. 
  • Putty:  All doors manufactured with Cedar woods do not get putty.


Composites and Solid Lumber – Used for tongue and groove face and overlay applications

  • Extira:   A resin based wood composite designed for exterior use – paint grade applications only
  • West Coast Hemlock:  A blonde Vertical grain wood, less expensive than Cedar.  Color consistent.
  • S.T.K.(Select Tight Knot) Western Red Cedar: Will have knots, white sap (young trees) mixed with the tan. Rustic looking.
  • Clear Western Red Cedar:  Vertical grain only, to minimize movement, color matching, and longevity FSC.  Color varies from light to dark heart brown.
  • Vertical Grain Doug Fir:  Old growth fine lines of grain.  Pinkish in color
  • African Mahogany:  The Khaya specie tend to be lighter in color, generally more of a salmon/pink in tint. However, dark ribbon and heavy grains can be shown.  Higher movement ratio
  • Genuine Mahogany: Rare, exotic specie that is normally twice the cost of African Mahogany.  Genuine Mahogany varies considerably in color.  It may be yellowish, reddish, pinkish, or salmon colored when freshly cut, maturing into a deep rich red or brown color with age.
  • Superior Alder: The top grade in Alder lumber. Light to pinkish-brown, fine textured with good working properties.   Often referred to as the “Poor Man's Cherry.”
  • Knotty Alder:   Alder with a rustic knotty appearance has fast become one of the most common wood species used in doors.  Its combination of rustic charm and warm coloring make it a popular choice.
  • RHD offers hundreds of other lumber options including Vintage.


Plywoods Used to create a recessed flat panel appearance


  • MDO (Medium Density Overlay)               : 3/8 “ or 5/8 “: A resin based birch veneer core plywood produced  with phenolic glue for exterior use – paint grade applications only
  • Luan Plywood:  Phenolic glues for exterior use – paint grade applications only
  • Marine Meranti:  A Meranti face with phenolic glues multilayer core, no core voids.  Commonly used in boats.
  • Ribbon Mahogany Plywood:   ¼ “ Sapele Mahogany, book matched veneered
  • Custom:  Ranch House Doors can  make custom plywood out of any material you would like

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