You have decided it’s time to install windows into your garage door but now you’re wondering, can I install windows into my already installed garage door? There are several things to keep in mind when deciding to install windows and our team at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair is here to help.
Can I Install Windows After My Garage Door Is Installed?
The short answer is yes. However, there are some things that could make installing windows into your garage door difficult. It’s best to get an expert to decide if installing windows is the best choice that you can make for your garage door.
If your garage door is old and uses an older spring system, adding windows could cause the system to become unbalanced. If this is the case, you may need to replace your spring system or replace your garage door altogether. However, you can plan around this by making sure the windows you choose aren’t heavy enough to throw the system out of balance.
Some Things To Consider
There are plenty of factors to consider when deciding to get windows installed into your garage door. Many people overlook these factors and regret it later down the line. It’s best that you get an expert opinion to ensure you’re getting the windows that are perfectly suited for you.
The placement, style and material of your windows are all things you should consider carefully. The right windows can make your house more appealing and can even increase the property value of your home. However, the wrong windows could leave you looking for replacements fast.
What Style Should I Choose?
Your garage door windows should match the style of the other windows of your house. This will help make your garage door actually feel like part of your home and not some ugly room that you park your car in. A good-looking garage door can make your house more appealing and add to the value of your home.
Where Should I Place My Windows?
Window placement is an important yet often overlooked aspect of window installation. Placing the windows on the top section of your garage door allows for more natural light to pass through while also giving you more privacy. Placing windows on the third section allows for you to have a view of the outside of your garage while still providing natural lighting.
What Material Should I Use?
Choosing the material of your windows is arguably the most important part. Double paned glass will scratch less and be more difficult to break than other materials. Adding a tint or a shade to your glass will prevent people from being able to peek into your garage while still providing you natural light.
Call For Help and Installation
Our team at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair is ready to help you decide if it’s time to install windows to your garage door. We will also install the windows for you. When it’s time to add to the beauty of your home, we’re here to help.