Welcome to our comprehensive and unique overview and comparison of the two brands, Amarr and Raynor. Amarr and Raynor both manufacture attractive, high-quality, garage doors in steel and aluminum. Amarr also makes wood garage doors. Both companies offer garage doors in a range of architectural styles and prices that will meet any budget. Options include decent quality, low-priced steel doors, mid-range doors with insulation choices, and high-end, premium doors.
Below are Amarr vs Raynor garage door reviews where we provide a comparison of materials, styles, features, and costs to allow you to find a garage door that will perfectly compliment your home and fit your budget.
History of the Brands
Both Raynor and Amarr have been manufacturing garage doors for over 70 years.
Raynor was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Dixon, Illinois. Always focusing on innovation and quality, today Raynor has over 800 distributors in the U.S, 190 distributors in Canada, and over 50 in countries around the world.
Amarr was founded in 1951 and has become a trusted brand in both the residential and commercial market. Amarr garage doors are sold through distributors and retail stores worldwide. Amarr is headquartered in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
Amarr vs Raynor Garage Doors – Your Product Options
In the following sections we compare Amarr vs Raynor in key areas to assist you in making the right choice for your home.
|Side by Side Comparison of Amarr vs Raynor Garage Doors by Style|
|Lincoln, Olympus, Heritage||
TradeMark, BuildMark, Showcase, Masterpiece, StyleView, AspenAP138, Aspen200, AspenLuxeVue
|Construction||1, 2, 3-Layers||1, 2, 3-Layers|
|R-Values||Up to 19.4||Up to 18.0|
|Price Range||$800 – $2,600||$550 – $4,000|
|Hillcrest, Designer’s Choice, Carriage Court, Heritage Carriage Court||
StyleView, AspenAP138, AspenAP200, Country Manor, RockCreek, Eden Coast
|Construction||1, 2, 3, 4-Layers||1, 2, 3, 4, 5-Layers|
|R-Values||Up to 19.4||Up to 18.3|
|Price Range||$1,000 – $5,000||$1,500 – $5,000|
|Horizon, Vista, Classica Flush, Classica Full View||
StyleView, AspenAP200, Aspen Contempora
|Materials||2-Steel, 2-Aluminum||2-Steel, 1-Aluminum|
|Construction||1 and 3-Layers||1 and 3-Layers|
|R-Values||Up to 13.35||Up to 18.0|
|Price Range||$2,900 – $8,500||$3,000 – $4,000|
Material Options – Steel, Aluminum and Wood Garage Doors
Amarr makes garage doors in steel, aluminum, and wood. Amarr’s aluminum doors provide a modern architectural style.
Raynor makes mostly steel doors with one profile in aluminum. The aluminum door is available in several door designs allowing you to create a traditional, carriage house, or modern style garage door.
Two of Raynor’s premium steel profiles include a composite overlay as do several of Amarr’s. The overlay is applied to the exterior of the door creating an authentic wood appearance.
Tip: If you’re looking for a comparison of quality wood garage doors, see our Amarr vs Clopay Garage Doors Comparison.
Available Door Styles
Available Door Layers
Amarr and Raynor manufacture their doors in layers. A 1-layer door includes only a single layer of material such as steel or aluminum and is not insulated. A 2-layer door will include the exterior layer, like steel, plus a layer of insulation. A door described as 3-layer includes the exterior material like steel, aluminum, or wood, a layer of insulation, and an internal layer which is usually steel on a steel-front door and wood on a wood-front door.
Doors that feature 4 or 5 layers are 3-layer doors with a wood, or faux wood composite cladding and, or overlay which make up the 4th and 5th layers.
Raynor makes one steel 4-layer door with overlay and one 5-layer steel door with both cladding and overlay. Amarr makes one 4-layer steel door with overlay.
Amarr and Raynor both use polystyrene and polyurethane insulation, and in some cases, you can choose which insulation you prefer as well as the thickness of the insulation. Polystyrene is a solid insulation which is bonded to the inside of the exterior door and typically includes a vinyl backing. Polystyrene is the only insulation available with 2-layer doors.
Polyurethane is a foam that is injected into the space between the exterior and interior materials, most often steel, filling 100% of the space, and creating 3-layers doors. Because the polyurethane foam can fill the space better, it is a slightly better insulator than polystyrene, and you’ll typically find it used in the more high-end doors.
Door Styles and Window Designs from Raynor & Amarr
Both Amarr and Raynor have a wide variety of door and window designs with each profile allowing you to personalize the door and compliment the architectural style of your home.
For instance, the Eden Coast steel door profile by Raynor sells several door design choices but also allows you to create a custom door design, which is unusual with a steel door. Amarr’s only custom door option is with their Amarr by Design wood door profile, but with many of their profiles, they produce such a wide variety of door design options, that you’ll easily find one that suits your style.
Both manufacturers also give you a range of window options, including plain, windows with muntins, and windows with decorative grilles. Amarr offers a feature called Mosaic windows on some of their doors which allows you to place windows in various positions on the door.
You can also choose a similar feature on the Raynor Aspen 200 Series called VersaView allowing you to personalize the door by placing long or short windows in a variety of configurations on the door.
The Aspen LuxeView includes oversized windows, and the Aspen Contempora features long, narrow windows placed vertically down the side of the door. Raynor, offers a slightly larger selection in comparison to Amarr.
Garage Door Colors and Finishes
Amarr doors are available in many standard colors, including wood-grain finishes. Most of Amarr’s doors are available with their custom color feature, Color Zone. Color Zone is a multi-step process allowing you to match your garage door to exterior features on your home like shutters and trim and includes over 800 Sherwin-Williams paint colors.
Raynor also offers a variety of standard colors or choose a wood-look finish with their Distinct Finish Woodtones. Raynor’s custom paint feature is called ColorWave. ColorWave is available with most garage door profiles and allows you to choose from over 1,500 Sherwin-Williams enamel garage door paint colors.
Wind Load Doors
Both brands manufacture a wind load option on almost all of their garage doors which reinforces doors making them able to withstand high wind pressure. Amarr’s option is called WindPro and Raynor’s option is called HurricaneReady.
Amarr vs Raynor Garage Door Costs
All of the prices quoted are based on a single, standard, garage door.
The prices for Amarr range from about $850 for an affordable steel door to over $5,000 for a multi-layer, steel and composite door, and up to $8,500 for their custom wood doors.
Raynor prices start at about $550 for a non-insulated steel door, to about $3,000 for a custom aluminum door, and up to $5,000 for a their 5-layer steel door with composite cladding and overlay.
Both companies sell doors in the budget, mid-range, and premium categories, but keep in mind that custom features like paint finishes, special windows, and glass choices can increase prices.
|A Side by Side Comparison Amarr & Raynor Garage Door Prices|
|Lincoln||Traditional||Steel||1, 2, or 3||6.64-9.05||$850 – $2,200||Budget|
|Heritage||Traditional||Steel||1, 2, or 3||6.64-9.05||$1,500 – $2,500||Budget|
|Hillcrest||Carriage House||Steel||1, 2, or 3||6.64-9.05||$1,000 – $2,400||Budget|
|Heritage Carriage Court||Carriage House||Steel||1, 2, or 3||6.64-9.05||$1,500 – $2,500||Budget|
|Olympus||Traditional||Steel||3||13.35-19.4||$1,700 – $2,600||Mid-Range|
|Designer’s Choice||Carriage House||Steel||3||13.35-19.40||$2,000 – $3,200||Mid-Range|
|Classica||Carriage House||Steel||1, 2, or 3||6.64-13.35||$1,550 – $3,500||Mid-Range|
|Classica Flush||Modern||Steel||3||13.35||$2,900 – $3,500||Mid-Range|
|Classica Full View||Modern||Steel||3||13.35||$2,900 – $3,500||Mid-Range|
|Carriage Court||Carriage House||Steel||4||6.48||$3,500 – $5,000||Premium|
|Vista||Modern||Aluminum||1||N/A||$4,800 – $8.500||Premium|
|Horizon||Modern||Aluminum||1||N/A||$5,500 – $8,000||Premium|
|Amarr By Design||Custom||Wood||3||9.0||$4,500 +||Premium|
|TradeMark||Traditional||Steel||1 or 2||0/6.6||$550 – $1,800||Budget|
|BuildMark||Traditional||Steel||1 or 2||0/6.6||$700 – $2,000||Budget|
|Showcase||Traditional||Steel||3||10.25||$1,500 – $2,500||Budget|
|Masterpiece||Traditional||Steel||3||10.25||$1,800 – $2,700||Mid-Range|
|Style View Collection||Trad., Carriage, Modern*||Aluminum||1||0||$1,500 – $3,000||Mid-Range|
|AspenAP138||Trad. or Carriage*||Steel||3||13.0||$2,000 – $3,000||Mid-Range|
|Country Manor||Carriage House||Steel||2||18.0||$2,500 – $3,500||Mid-Range|
|Aspen AP200||Trad., Carriage, Modern*||Steel||3||18.0||$2,500 – $3,500||Mid-Range|
|Rock Creek Carriage House||Carriage House||Steel||4||13.0||$3,000 – $4,000||Premium|
|Eden Coast||Carriage House||Steel||5||18.3||$3,500 – $5,000||Premium|
|Aspen Luxe View||Traditional||Steel||3||18.0||$3,000 – $4,000||Premium|
|Aspen Contempra||Modern||Steel||3||18.0||$2,500 – $4,000||Premium|
* Style depends on door design selected.
Amarr vs Raynor Garage Door Collections
Raynor offers 12 garage door profiles while Amarr produces 13 profiles. Raynor groups their collections by Series – Distinction, Aspen, Traditions, and Advantage while Amarr groups their profiles by style – Traditional, Carriage House, Modern, and Wood.
Amarr vs Raynor Garage Door Reviews
Below we review each of the Amarr and Raynor garage door profiles and what they manufacture including price ranges. The doors are grouped by style for convenience. You will find some of the Raynor profiles under more than one style because a few of their profiles offer door choices that fit into multiple architectural styles.
Traditional Style Garage Doors
The Lincoln, Olympus, and Heritage are Amarr’s three traditional style garage door profiles. These doors feature stamped steel in long, short, or flush panels and are available in 1, 2, or 3-layer construction with a choice of insulation. All of these profiles are available with standard or mosaic window and standard or custom colors.
Prices start at about $850 for a non-insulated door without windows to about $2,600 for a 3-layer door with windows.
Raynor offers a wide selection of traditional style garage doors through their Tradition and Advantage Series – Showcase, Masterpiece, TradeMark, and Buildmark but their Aspen Series – AP200LuxeVue, AP200, and AP138 can also present a traditional style, depending on which door design is selected. These doors are available in 1, 2, and 3-layer construction. The Aspen Series all include polyurethane insulation and the others include polystyrene insulation.
The StyleView profile is an aluminum 1-layer door that also includes door and window designs in a traditional style.
Prices start around $600 – $700 for both the TradeMark and BuildMark 1-layer profiles to about $3,000 for StyleView, the aluminum door, and up to $4,000 for the Aspen LuxVue profile with over-sized windows and 3-layer polyurethane construction.
Carriage House Style Garage Doors
You’ll find 5 carriage house style garage doors in Amarr’s Hillcrest, Designer’s Choice, Carriage Court, Heritage Carriage Court, and Classica profiles. Hillcrest, Designer’s Choice, and Heritage Carriage Court all feature stamped steel doors with either recessed, raised, or beaded panels in 1, 2, or 3-layers. These are Amarr’s most affordable carriage house style doors.
Amarr’s premium choice in a carriage house style is the Carriage Court profile featuring 4-layer construction, 2 layers of steel plus insulation, with layers of wood-look composite overlay.
Prices start at around $750 for the Lincoln profile without insulation or windows and up run up to $5,000 for Carriage Court with windows and insulation.
Raynor’s carriage house style garage doors include RockCreek Carriage House, Country Manor, and Eden Coast from the Distinct Series. These are 3, 4, and 5-layer steel doors with polyurethane insulation. StyleView, the aluminum door profile is also from the Distinction Series, and offers several door designs in a carriage house style.
Aspen AP200 and Aspen AP138 both include door choices with a carriage house look. The Aspen Series features 3-layer steel doors with polyurethane insulation.
Prices range from about $1,500 for StyleView to about $3,000 for the Aspen Series to $5,000 for Eden Coast, the 5-layer door.
Modern Style Garage Doors
Amarr features 4 modern style doors which include Vista, Horizon, Classica Flush, and Classica Full View. The Vista and Horizon profiles feature an aluminum frame and large windows. Vista features wide rectangular windows and Horizon includes long horizontal windows that run the full width of the door.
The Classica Flush and Classica Full View feature 3 wide, flush panels across the door and are both 3-layer steel doors. Glass options include thermal, clear, obscure, and tinted.
Prices range from $2,900 to $3,500 for the Classica profiles up to $8,500 for Vista and Horizon.
Raynor sells 3 modern style garage doors through their StyleView, Aspen AP200, and Aspen Contempora profiles.
The StyleView profile is a 1-layer aluminum door in either a wide (2”) frame, or a narrow (1 3/4”) frame, filled with large windows. Glass choices include tempered, insulated, satin, frosted, tinted, reflective, and laminate.
Depending on the door and window design selected, a modern style garage door can be created with the Aspen AP200 3-layer, steel door profile. The Aspen Contempora features either a flush or plank door design in a 3-layer steel door with long, narrow windows running vertically up one side of the door.
Prices start at around $1,500 for the StyleView profile and go up to about $4,000 for the Aspen Contempora profile.
Wood Garage Doors
Amarr by Design, a fully custom wood garage door by Amarr, is the only wood door choice. There are 10 carriage house style door designs to choose from or you can custom design your own door. The doors are available in Incense Cedar, Vertical Grain Cedar, Red Grandis, and Mahogany for staining or painting. Prices start around $4,500.
Amarr vs Raynor Warranties
Amarr provides Lifetime warranties on most of their garage doors, finishes, sections, springs, and hardware, making them some of the best warranties in the industry. The Hillcrest and Lincoln profiles hold 25 year warranties on paint finishes and a 2 year warranty on sections, hardware, and springs.
Raynor offers Limited Lifetime warranties on many of their doors with windows holding 3 to 10 year warranties, paint finishes, trim, and overlay at 5 to 10 years, all depending on the profile.
Both manufacturer includes full warranty information on their websites.
Amarr vs Raynor Customer Reviews – What Do People Say?
Raynor receives very good reviews from both garage door dealers and customers overall receiving about a 4 rating out of 5. The quality, turn-around time, and price are all considered to be excellent. Comments also mention that they have a smaller garage door selection than other manufacturers and their warranties are just average.
Online reviews and ratings give Amarr about a 3.5 rating. They manufacture more garage door choices and include a top-notch warranty but they seem to be experiencing some quality-control issues and the turn-around time is slow.
Both Amarr and Raynor get complimentary reviews on affordability and price range.
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