Garage Door Windows
While you’re shopping for a new garage door, you have several decisions to make. With such a variety of styles, colors, and features available, finding the right garage door for your home can become harder than you imagined.
One detail you need to consider is whether to add glass windows to your garage door. Read on to learn about why homeowners choose to add windows to their garage door.
Why Add Windows to Your Garage Door?
Homeowners choose to have windows in their garage doors for two main reasons: to achieve a certain aesthetic and to serve a purpose.
If you have a front entry door that has windows running vertically parallel to the door, adding windows to your garage door creates an attractive, complementary look. Depending on the style of your home’s architecture or your style and taste, a garage door with windows may look better on your home.
Other homeowners have more practical reasons to add windows to their garage doors instead of doing it for looks. By adding windows to your garage door, you can let in more natural light. Garages without windows on the door are much darker.
Benefits of Garage Door Windows
Adding windows to your garage door offers several benefits, such as:
- Insulation: There is a common misconception that adding windows will make garages hotter in the summer and colder in the winter — but this isn’t the case. Garage door windows are insulated, helping to keep your garage at a steady temperature.
- Privacy: You can still maintain a high level of privacy in your home by choosing an opaque finish for your garage door windows. With the opaque finish, even if the windows are large, people outside won’t be able to see what’s inside.
- Visibility: Letting in natural light makes it easier to maneuver inside your garage. You’re less likely to trip or hurt yourself while you’re in the garage with the door closed, and you can keep the lights off to save money on your electric bill.
- Functionality: Natural light makes your garage more pleasant if you use it as an additional living space. Whether your garage doubles as a workshop, exercise area or hobby room, you don’t have to use extra lighting during the day to make it comfortable.
These benefits show adding windows to your new garage door has very few if any downsides — it’s all about the look and functionality you want.
Choose Ole and Lena’s for Your Garage Door Replacement
When you choose to work with us for your garage door replacement, you’ll have an excellent selection to choose from, including styles with windows. One of our unique options is our full-vision doors, which give your home a beautiful look and let in the most natural light. To learn more about our services or to start your replacement process, please contact us today!