There are a lot of features you can consider when you are in the market for a new garage door. Once you have decided what material your door will be made of and what style it will be, you will have to decide if you want to add windows. Let the staff at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair offer you some points to consider on whether to add them or not.
The Upside to Garage Door Windows
The biggest benefit of garage door windows is that they will bring in natural light. If you anticipate spending a lot of time in your garage, natural light will help your garage to feel larger and more open. If your garage will be an extension of your living space, you may want them.
Another benefit is that they just look great. Adding windows can add value to your home. Matching these to the style of your home can also give your house a cohesive look.
And the Not So Good
One issue to consider is where you live and what weather-related situations may come up. You need to check your local building codes to make sure that garage windows are allowed. They may also need more maintenance than a door without them.
Another concern is the lack of privacy having them will allow. If you are concerned about people being able to see into your garage you may want to avoid the windows. If you still want the advantage of natural light, you can add privacy by installing tinted or obscured glass or placing your windows above eye level.
If you decide that windows are for you, you will find that there are many ways to customize your choice. You can use them to give your garage door a specific style, such as a carriage look. Another way to customize your garage door is by choosing different window placements. Some options are:
- Double Row
- Vertical Column
- All Window Option
Even the glass can be customized by choosing between tempered, insulated, UV protected, or plexiglass options. Most manufacturers have embellishment options to add design to the front of your windows. These are a great way to add character to your home.
One More Option
If you like the idea of adding character to your garage door through windows but know that garage door windows are not the right choice for you, decorative hardware is the answer. You can find specialty kits that will give your door the appearance of having a window with reflective panes. Magnetic options are available making installation a breeze.
We Can Answer Your Garage Door Window Questions
Let the team at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair know if you have any questions about adding windows to your garage door. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to help you find out what is available and make the right choice for you. Call us today. We look forward to hearing from you.