Beyond functionality, a garage door can be an attractive extension to your home. With the right siding and door style, it can add aesthetic value and curb appeal to your property. Selecting a garage door that will enhance your home and meet your needs, after all, is important! In addition to color, windows are another way to stylize your garage door. But how about beyond the visual appeal? Many homeowners wonder if any advantages or disadvantages exist when it comes to windows on a garage door.
When you choose TGS for garage door installation, your initial consultation will include the technician taking a photo of your home. They then have the ability to stylize different doors on the image so you have a better idea of what looks best on your home. Still, the question may remain: aside from aesthetic, what are the pros and cons of a garage door with windows?
A Garage Door with Windows: Just for Show or Something More?
|Style||A garage door with windows add an extra touch of style to your garage door, in several ways. Different shapes, such as square or arched windows, can be used to accentuate the style of your facade.||While clear, pristine windows look beautiful on a garage door, they do require some maintenance to keep them looking great. For example, a garage door with a broken or dirty window will likely look poorly, offering no curb appeal.|
|Cost||While a bit more expensive than a garage door without windows, windows do add value to your home. If you’re ever in the market to sell your home, they add an extra pop of curb appeal.||For those with tighter budgets, the higher price of a garage door with windows is a con. Another cost consideration is energy efficiency. Many windows are less energy-efficient than an insulated garage door without windows, meaning you may end up with slightly higher energy bills to keep your garage comfortable.|
|Practicality||The natural light that comes through garage door windows adds a touch of visual warmth to the interior of your garage. This is great functionality if using your garage door as a workout space, office space, or bedroom.||Similar to deficits in style, a garage door with windows does require a bit of maintenance. If broken, they will need to be fixed right away to serve as a functional addition to your home. At the same time, if they are dirty, they will require cleaning every month or so.|
Should you Choose a Garage Door with Windows?
By reviewing the pros and cons of windows on a garage door, you’ll gain insight into whether or not they’re a suitable option for your home. If you’re still unsure, our technicians are happy to walk you through the finer details of both options, able to show you our vast selection of garage door sizes, styles, and more.