If you’re happy with the functionality of your garage door system but you’re wanting an aesthetic upgrade, you might be wondering if decorative windows can be added.
The short answer is that yes, it is possible.
In addition to giving your garage door system an updated look, decorative windows can also help to increase your home’s curb appeal. If you’re considering putting your home on the market in the upcoming months, this can be especially helpful in terms of making a good first impression on would-be homebuyers.
Things you need to know
As we just mentioned, one of the most important components of adding windows is that it can increase your garage door’s aesthetic appeal. If you’ve spent time and money upgrading the exterior of your home but you still feel like something is missing, windows may very well be it.
If you’re still on the fence, it’s worth mentioning that you may be even be able to coordinate the look of your garage door with your front door.
Windows are practical
If you spend a lot of time in your garage, adding windows can be a great way to increase the amount of natural light in that space. A lot of people use their garages for more than simply storing their cars, lawn mowers and snowboards. If this sounds like you, adding natural light can be a great way to brighten up the space.
When it comes time to choose windows, you’ll want to keep two things in mind. First, you’ll want to make sure that windows still provide you with security and two, you’ll want to make sure they still offer privacy.
Plain windows are good, but tinted windows may be a better choice.
Well, if would-be burglars are creping around the outside of your home, tinted windows will prevent them from being able to peek inside of your garage. Tinted windows will still allow natural light to come in, and for you to be able to look out, but they won’t allow people on the outside to look in.
Will windows impact my lift system?
Yes, they will. Remember- glass weighs a lot, and the greater a door weighs, the more “oomph” your garage door motor will need to have.
The best thing to do if you’re wanting to add windows to your garage door system is to call a local, qualified garage door installer to help. Above the Rest Garage Door Repair is a locally owned an operated company with a proven track record of getting jobs done right, on time and on budget.
We have experience in working with all types of garage door systems and we’ll be happy to answer any and all questions you have about how to properly add windows to your garage door.