Installing windows into your garage door can increase the appeal of your garage door and even increase your property value. However, there are some downsides to installing windows that should be considered before you decide. Our team at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair can help you make the decision that best suits you.
What Are the Pros?
Adding windows to your garage door will make your garage door and house more aesthetically pleasing. There are plenty of styles and sizes of garage door windows to choose from so you can match the window style of the rest of your house. Increasing the curb appeal of your garage door could also increase the property value of your house.
Windows will also increase the amount of natural light that enters your garage. If you spend a lot of time working in your garage this could increase the amount of light available to you. Windows can also help you decrease your light bill as you no longer need to keep a light on during the day.
What Are the Cons?
Adding windows could make it easier for people passing by to look into your garage. This could put your possessions and valuables in plain view possibly placing you, your family and your valuables in danger. However, placing the windows at the top of your garage door and even adding a tint to your windows can solve this problem.
If your garage door is an older model and uses an old spring system, installing windows could damage the springs causing your garage door to need repairs. Because glass is heavier than regular garage door panels, your system might not be able to hold the weight of the glass. To avoid a potential safety hazard it’s best to call our team of technicians to see if glass can work for you.
What Type of Windows Should I Choose?
If you decide that installing windows is the right choice for you the next step is deciding what type of window best suits your garage door. It’s best to install high-quality windows using real glass as real glass won’t scratch easily and won’t fade over time like other materials. You should also consider choosing double pane over single pane to ensure your windows won’t break easily.
If you’re concerned about security, there are measures you can take to protect your garage and your possessions. Placing windows on only the top section of your garage door makes it difficult to peek inside your garage. You can also choose to tint or frost your windows making it difficult to peek in from the outside while still providing good lighting inside your garage.
What Do I Do Now?
If you decide it’s time to install windows or if you’re still on the fence, call our team at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair. We can install the windows that best suit your garage door. Windows give your home more curb appeal and add great natural lighting.