Does your garage door have everything that you feel it truly needs? Even when the garage door is working fine, you might still want to have an upgrade to help with the aesthetics of the garage. Perhaps there is an issue with the door and you want to have a replacement? Regardless of the reason, it might be time to add decorative windows to help with the overall appearance of the door. Of course, you will want to make sure that you are choosing the right door for your needs.
Consider the aesthetics
As mentioned, the aesthetics of your garage are very important. After all, the garage door takes up a substantial amount of space on the home’s exterior, and you certainly want it to look as good as possible. One of the top trends for garage doors today is the addition of decorative windows. You can look to companies such as Garaga and Novatech to get a better understanding of what might work well for your garage. You will also want to consider the look and the style of the windows that you have in your home.
One of the easiest ways to get a look at what different windows are going to look like for your garage door is to check out some Design Centre, such as the one that Garaga offers. You can upload a photo of your property and then use that when designing your garage door. This will give you an easier way to understand exactly how the windows in the garage will look on your home.
In addition to the look of the property, you will also find that having windows is also going to allow you to have some natural light in your garage. This means that you can do more with the garage than just park the vehicle. It can become an extra space for your home, if you wish.
You might be worried about privacy and security issues with windows on your garage door, though. These are issues that should concern you. However, you should also know that there are ways to add windows to the door, such as using frosted glass or tinted glass, that will give you all of the benefits you need, without compromising security of privacy.
You will also find that having windows, as long as you have a great garage door that has been installed properly, should not negatively affect the insulation and the weathertightness of your door. This is certainly important for those who want to utilize their garage as a space where they can relax, or work on a hobby in the colder months of the year. You do not want it to be too cold and damp. Keep in mind that the thermal resistance for windows in a garage door are at best R‑3.6 (using Argon-filled sealed double panes) while the garage door can be up to R‑16 for a 1¾ ″ (45 mm) polyurethane injected model.
Will the spring lifting system be affected?
It is true that the lifting system is going to be affected when you choose to add decorative windows to your garage door. Depending on the age of the system, and whether it is a torsion or extension system, it is likely going to add some cost to the system. If there are already windows installed on the door, and you are only looking to change the style of window, it may not add anything to the cost.
If you have an older system, even though the opener might be rated to lift more than the weight of the door with the new windows on it, you might want to get in touch with a professional. Older systems may not still be as powerful as they were when installed. If this is the case with your system, it could cause a safety problem. It is always best to get in touch with a professional who can give your system a once over to make sure everything is in good working order.
Do you still have questions about adding decorative windows to your garage door?
There is a good chance that you are still going to have some questions and concerns when it comes to adding decorative windows to your garage door. If that’s the case, you will want to contact us by calling us at 860-666-9315. We understand the ins and outs of garage door systems, and we can help you learn what you need to know so you can be sure you are making the right decision. We can even send you a quotation by email.
In addition, you could meet us at our showroom. Check out the Design Centre to see what some of the options are and what they will look like on your property. You can also check out the image gallery to get inspired.