Are you considering adding windows to your current garage or to the garage door you are planning to buy? If so, the team hear at 1st Rate Garage Doors has a few suggestions for you. We specialise in helping our customers choose the right garage doors for their home.
What to Consider When Choosing Garage Door Windows
The first thing you should do is determine your needs. What makes you want to install windows?
● To add natural lighting to your garage and because the interior walls have don’t have any windows?
● To coordinate the windows with the front of your home with those in the garage, thus adding curb appeal?
● If privacy is important, consider adding a top section of windows only. This will help keep your belongings inside the garage safe.
● If the energy efficiency of your garage door is a deciding factor, adding windows may not be an appropriate approach.
There are three areas to consider to make sure you are making the best decision for your home:
Consider the Features of Each Window
It’s important to learn about the types of materials used when the window frames are being produced. We recommend that you choose a product that doesn’t fade over time. Polypropylene, which is a type of synthetic resin is a good choice.
Another thing you might want to consider is going with a double pane window rather than a single pane. This will help with energy efficiency.
An acrylic pane tends to scratch more easily. You should request windows that are made with real glass. Also, always ask about a written warranty covering the windows.
Choose a Window Style That Matches Your Front Door
There are many types of glass you can choose from. This has expanded over time. Here are some options:
● Glass with integrated grid
● Frosted or tinted glass
● Clear glass
● Sandblasted ink finish or screen-printed glass
● Plastic inserts installed on the exterior side of the window
You can choose your style and where in the door you would like your windows placed. This can be done without affecting the construction of the garage door. Windows can be added to any section of the door based on your style and taste.
Set a Realistic Budget
Depending on the number of units you choose, along with how they are sealed, in addition to window and door models, the price of the door can cost an additional 25% to 50% more than just a door without windows. Knowing your budget can help you decide what style to choose from.
How to Order Your New Door
You will need to go to the website of the garage door manufacturer that you like. Many brands offer a design studio that you can use to help you visualize how the windows will look on your door. This will give you the chance to see the wide variety of models you can choose from. You can try different designs to make the final decision.
Another way to visualize what it will look like is to upload a photo of your home and try out some different styles to see how they will look with the style of window you would like to have.
Call us Today For Help
A garage door expert here at 1st Rate Garage Doors can give you advice so you can make an informed choice. Contact us today so we can get one of our technicians over to your home. We are ready to help you.