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Garage Door Options: Windows And Their Benefits

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Windows provide light to your home or business, but they also provide style and beauty to the property. If you are thinking about adding some windows to your current garage door, you may have some questions about the process and what to choose.

1. What are the benefits of adding windows?

There are a few benefits you can enjoy by adding these to your garage door. If you like natural light, this is the best way to introduce it to a dark garage. This can result in another benefit: saving money on electricity bills. If you are you looking to sell your home in the near future, adding windows to your garage door can add curb appeal and aesthetic value too.

2. Can I add windows to my current door rather than buy a new one?

You don’t have to buy a new garage door to get windows, although this is an option. It can be simple for a garage door company to inspect your door and see what will work best. There are certain factors that will influence your choice including cost, time, and the shape of your current door.

3. Choosing the right garage door windows

Once you have decided to get windows, you must pick the right ones. Just like there are many choices for garage doors, there are a variety of options for frames and glass. In order to make a choice, you will need to speak with a garage door professional. Here are some things you will likely discuss.

Type of door

The style and shape of your garage door will affect which windows you choose. For example, if you have arched doors, it is best to pair them with arched frames. The most common style of garage door is rectangular and it is also one of the most versatile. You can get a row of small windows or a couple large, tall frames.

If you have a modern home, you can put geometric windows on your garage door, especially if you have a rectangular one. For historic homes, you can get special windows for your garage door to make sure it matches the charming style of the property.

Where to place the windows

The style of windows you choose is just as important as their placement. If you want a large amount of natural light, the windows should be installed on the top panel. This placement can also help with privacy and security. If you are getting windows for more aesthetic reasons, you can put them on the panel below the top.

Tint and texture

If you aren’t concerned about placement or care more about getting light, frosted or obscured windows can be placed on any panel. You can also choose from completely transparent and mirrored windows. For some homes, picking a texture like “antique” or “obscure” can help create a more cohesive look with the rest of the home.

4. Things to consider about installation

Before installing windows in your garage door, there are some things you should know.

  • First, you will need to work with a professional company. They will understand the intricacies of the system and have the tools to get the job done right. One component that may be affected is the spring(s) that allows the door to lift and lower.
  • Next, you should think about the cost. If your garage door is nearing the end of its lifespan, it might be a better investment to get a brand new door.
  • Finally, you should consider asking the garage door professional to inspect your entire system before they install the windows. This can help you find any small issues that could turn into larger ones.

Garage door services in Amarillo

If you would like to add windows to your current garage door, or need Repairs or Installation, Integrity Overhead Door in Amarillo, Texas can help. You can reach us at (806) 552-9519 or Send Us an Email for more information.