A beautiful garage window by Hill Country Doors, and a classic garage window by Delmarva Overhead Door
We've all heard of interior designers, but how about exterior designers? Become your own exterior designer and spice up your garage door with beautiful decorative windows! The resale value of your home will increase and so will your curb appeal. Garage windows have other benefits, too, such as allowing natural light into your garage, making it more comfortable and workable. If your garage faces the sun then consider tinted windows to keep the temperature under control.
Some additional points to ponder: If you purchase a garage with windows, you will want to make sure that the door has a higher insulation level since the windows will let in a bit more cold air. This is especially important if you use your garage more as a living space like a workshop or playroom. Make sure that the windows are durable, weather-tight and feature PVC frames to help prevent discoloration. You may also want to choose opaque glass for extra privacy.
Garage door windows can add elegance and flair to your already-existing garage door or to your new replacement garage door. That's right: It's possible to add windows to your garage door without having to replace the entire door. If adding windows to your current garage door is the path that you choose, make sure you stay with the professionals, as this job can be quite complicated even for a seasoned do-it-yourselfer! Some garage door contractors offer snap-on inserts for adding windows onto your existing garage. These snap-ons are installed on the outside of your garage door and can be removed at any time. Make sure to ask your local garage door installer about this fantastic option! Keep in mind that your window options are not as vast with this option as they would be if you were replacing the entire garage door.
If you are thinking about replacing your current garage door with a garage door that has windows, you will have many beautiful choices for your windows. Let beauty join function as you select from the styles and designs for your garage door with windows. Here are a few window styles, materials and designs that are popular among homeowners:
- Single-pane glass
- Silver and gold patterns between the glass
- Stained glass windows
- Tinted windows
- Satin beveled glass
Check out Amarr for some pictures of different types of windows for your garage. It will really help you get a better idea of what's out there!