Thinking about adding windows to your current garage door?
Are you replacing your garage door completely and want to upgrade to a door with windows?
Here’s a few things to consider before you make your purchase!
First thing you need to do is to determine why you want garage door windows? If you’re looking to add more natural light to your garage, then consider not including a design on your garage door windows. These clear, plain windows are very clean cut looking and will give you the most light for your money. If you’re strictly adding windows to update the curb appeal of your home, then make sure you are matching the garage door window design to your front entry door and current house windows. This is a big step that most people overlook. You garage door is the biggest opening in your home and attracts the most eyes, you want to make sure your garage door windows tie into the rest of your house.
Next up you should be deciding on the quality of your garage door windows. If you’re adding windows for purely decorative reason, then regular glass garage door windows will work great! If you want windows but live in an area that is prone to hurricanes or storms, you should consider upgrading to impact resistant windows. These windows are able to take a hit from a 2×4 at 150mph without breaking! Perfect for homes on the coast! If you’re worried about energy efficiency, consider putting in insulated windows so you don’t overheat your garage. If an insulated garage door window isn’t in your budget, consider tinting your windows. This comes with the added bonus of not allowing anyone to be able to see into your windows.
If you’re having trouble settling on a garage door window design, consider uploading a picture of your home to Wayne-Dalton’s Design Center. After uploading a photo of your home you will be able to design different styles of garage doors and see what they would look like on your actual house! This is the best tool in the industry to ensure 100% satisfaction!
Finally, when you’ve made your choice, or if you’d like some professional assistance, give us a call and arrange for one of our Door Specialists to come out to your home. We offer a completely free written quote and guarantee to beat anyone else’s price. Call us today!