Garage Doors

Choosing a Full-Glass Garage Door

There are several types of garage designs and garage doors to choose from. Larger, double car doors are popular, especially if you have a huge garage area.

However, a full-glass garage door is considered the cream of the crop in the garage door industry. These beautiful see-through doors can be the perfect design option, especially if you incorporate your garage into the daily activities and style of the main house.

If you’ve been thinking about installing a full-glass garage door, you need to keep a few important things in mind. This article will highlight all of the important things to consider before pulling the trigger on this type of installation.

Why Full-Glass?

A full-glass garage door can be a unique way to incorporate your garage into the overall design theme of your home. It can also be the perfect way to make yourself feel one with nature, giving you the best views without actually sitting outside.

Before you decide to install one of these doors, you should consider the following points listed below.

Insulation/Energy Efficiency

Naturally, when you have any all-glass surface, you’re not going to get the insulation and energy efficiency that you’d normally receive with a standard garage door. Huge areas of glass allow the natural elements to enter, whether it’s extreme heat or bitter cold.

This isn’t an issue if you live in an area that has a perfect climate year-round that hovers between 50 and 80 degrees, regardless of the season. Because very few of these areas exist in the United States, you’ll have to compensate for the loss of internal temperature. Be prepared for a higher energy bill.

Condensation

Large areas of glass also create condensation. All you need to do is take a look at your bathroom mirror after a shower to validate this fact. Luckily, placing a dehumidifier inside of the garage can easily decrease the condensation factor.

Privacy

A see-through garage door creates the potential for anyone passing by to peer directly into the area. This doesn’t do much in the way of privacy, but you have a few options. You can either install a fence or use a more natural solution like a row of trees or thick shrubs.

Installing an all-glass garage door can be a unique upgrade that gives your home the curb appeal you’ve always wanted. However, you should take into consideration all of the points listed above to make sure you’re adequately prepared to deal with the elements and maintenance that come with this type of project. Get in touch with the garage specialists here at Stanley Exteriors, to set up your new garage door consultation as soon as possible.

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