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Pros and Cons of See Through Garage Doors

Pros and Cons of See Through Garage Doors

2022-11-22

The advantages of see-through garage doors

Natural Light: Garages are naturally dark, and by adding windows to your garage door, you can bring in natural light. So you no longer need to turn on the lights in the garage and save on energy costs. If you're thinking of using your garage as a workout space or planning to use your workbench for home improvement projects, keep in mind that brightening the space with natural sunlight will make the area more inviting and help it feel larger.

Appealing Design Aesthetics: Adding a garage door with a window is a great way to do it. Garage doors with windows look attractive and can make your house more unique. You can even choose a garage door with windows similar to the windows of a house. This type of design symmetry will attract potential buyers if you put your home on the market.

Disadvantages of see-through garage doors

Insulation: Insulation keeps hot air in the garage in the winter and blocks it in the summer. The more insulation you have, the more you can keep the inside of your garage door warm in winter and cool in summer. See-through garage doors are generally less insulated because the glass panels don't provide the same insulation as solid door panels.

Potential costs: If you're upgrading your door to add windows, retrofitting an existing garage door is expensive, and you risk causing damage to your door in the process. You need to determine if updating your garage doors will unbalance them. Because when you add windows, the weight of the door changes.

See-Through Garage Door Security

Many people have privacy and security concerns about purchasing a see-through garage door. The security of your home may depend on the size of your windows. If they are small and located near the top of the garage door, people will not be able to see the inside of your garage.

However, if your windows are large, someone could see into your garage, which could lead to a burglary. If you're concerned about safety, it's best to stick to doors with smaller windows higher up on the door, or choose a model with frosted windows.

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