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Can I Add Windows to my Garage Door?

It is always exciting to make home improvements. Your Neighborhood Garage Door Team fields questions from people wanting to update their home by adding windows to their garage doors. Let’s take a closer look at what it takes to make a change to your garage door windows.

You Can Add Windows to Your Garage Door

Making your home more beautiful and increasing its curb appeal is the desire of many homeowners. One of the current trends is updating your garage door so it matches the other exterior doors of your home. Having your front door, the garage door and possibly even the front windows match is aesthetically pleasing to many people.

One of the first concerns is that putting windows in your garage permits others to look inside your garage. Thieves like garage doors with windows as it is easier for them to break into your garage if there are windows to see through. You lose some of your privacy and your security when giving thieves the opportunity to see what you might be storing in your garage.

How to Maintain Privacy

Using frosted glass or decorative windows is one way of maintaining your privacy and circumventing thieves. Frosted or decorative glass is one way to make things match and still get some light into your garage during the day. Garage door companies have started offering matching doors, garage doors and windows for the front of your home to make this easier.

Windows Can Cause Your Door to be Unbalanced

If you want to add windows to your existing garage door there are some other concerns to consider. The first is that glass is very heavy, heavier than the garage door panels that are being replaced. This can cause your door to have ‘imbalance.’

Increasing the weight of your garage door poses some problems. If your door is ‘out of balance’ it means that the weight to lift the door has  increased. The lifting weight for your door will usually run around 10 lbs, so you can open it with one hand if needed. An unbalanced door can weigh up to 250 lbs.

Balance The Door After Window Installation

While your garage door may be able to lift 250 lbs it will cause the garage door opener to work a lot harder than intended. You run the risk of a garage door opener failure, and having the door drop unexpectedly. If that should happen it may damage your door, and potentially hurt anyone that might be close to it. So, we recommend that you work with a professional that can make sure your system remains balanced and safe to run.

Consider Upgrading Your Garage Door Opener

If your current door is windowless and you want to install windows you may also need to get a bigger garage door opener. Your existing opener was selected for the weight of your current door. With the extra weight you might need to get a new garage door opener as well.

Call Us For Help

There is a lot to consider when adding windows to your garage door. Your Neighborhood Garage Door Repair team is here to help you. We can answer any questions or concerns you have about installing new windows.

You Can Trust Us for the Job

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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