If you want a unique look for your garage, you might want to consider glass-panel garage doors. A brilliantly modern and updated look, glass-panel garage doors replace the entirety of your garage doors with sleek-looking glass panels. Many homeowners haven't even considered this type of upgrade, but it can be advantageous for a number of reasons, though it might not be a good fit for everyone.
Know the Advantages
Glass garage doors can be used to open up a living space. If you're thinking about converting your garage into a workshop, a greenhouse, or even a den, this type of garage door can be an excellent replacement for traditional walls and windows. These doors will let natural light into your home, making it comfortable. A living space garage conversion is often far less expensive than a new addition to your home.
Primarily, glass-panel doors have the advantage of being attractive. When inside, you can have views of all of the picturesque scenery outside. From the outside, a well-organized and well-decorated garage will set you apart from the other homes. Glass-panel garage doors can still be used like traditional doors, so they can still be used for a garage and storage space.
A glass garage door significantly alters the appearance of your home without a significant expense. Though floor-to-ceiling windows would be costly to install, a floor-to-ceiling garage door isn’t very expensive.
Glass doors also come in a variety of colors and styles. Different trim, glass tints, and window sizes can be used to alter the appearance and improve comfort. Tinted glass can be used for a level of privacy while insulated glass can cut down on the amount of energy lost.
Also, your glass doors will be one of the first things that many people see, significantly improving upon the curb appeal of your home and potentially making it more attractive to buyers should you decide to sell.
Though you might think that glass doors are more fragile than other designs, they actually often have a fairly stable steel frame. This can make them more durable and easier to maintain than traditional wood or metal garage doors.
Consider the Disadvantages
If you're storing a lot of valuables in your garage, you may not want to advertise it to the entire neighborhood.
Glass-panel garage doors also aren't the most secure, which makes them a poor choice in areas where you need higher security. Though the frame is very durable, the panels can be damaged through direct and intentional impact. In fact, you may want to increase your security if you're investing in glass-panel doors.
Glass-panel doors are best in areas that don't suffer from extreme temperatures, as even insulated glass isn't as well-insulated as other types of doors. However, because they do allow light in, they can be used to warm a home when it is bright and sunny out.
Like windows, glass-panel doors are going to have to be cleaned frequently and dusted to look their best. Frosted and tinted glass may need to be cleaned less frequently, but you still might be able to see some smudging.
Are glass-panels right for your home? It depends on what you're looking for. If you want to keep your garage cozy and private, then glass doors may not help you.
However, if you want to upgrade your garage doors with something unique to set yourself apart from your neighbors, this upgrade may be perfect for your property. To see glass-panel doors in person and discuss a quote, contact Artex Overhead Door Company. We install a number of different garage door types and styles.