If you are looking for garage door window inserts for sale then it is good to get informed before you make your purchase. This article hopes to shed some light on the types of garage door window inserts available to you as a consumer.
Window inserts for garage doors have increased in popularity in recent years due to their ability to easily add a unique design element to an otherwise unaesthetic functional component of most houses. Customizing a garage door is not usually the first thing people think of when considering a home renovation but the ease of installation and wide variety of styles available to todays savvy consumer means that garage door renovation is open for business!
Types of Garage Door Window Inserts
There are litereally hundreds of design and styles to consider when choosing your windows. Where does one start when trying to narrow down the selection? A few key points to consider are:
What kind of garage door do you have:
Single, double? This is an important consideration for cost which can double with a larger door.
What material is your garage door made of?
Wood and aluminum are the most common materials used to make garage doors. Each has its strengths and difficulties when installing garage inserts. Wood is thicker and can hold better with easier adjustments tweaked to the opening size. Aluminum on the other hand allows for a quicker cut and sometimes a faster install.
How big would you like the window?
How much light do you want in the garage? Is is facing the sun during the day? Does your garage double as a workshop and therefore need to be well-lit? The size is directly proportional to how much light you let in. Also, consider privacy concerns. If it is too big then people may be able to see inside. This may result in a security issue.
Do you want the window to be transparent of ‘smoky’?
This is further to the previous question. Increase privacy (and security) with a smoked glass window insert. This will also reduce light somewhat but perhaps there is too much light coming in and this is exactly what you need. And the aesthetics of smoked glass are highly appealing to many people as well.
What type of patterns appeal to you?
Triangles, squares, half circles… there are many patterns to choose from. Too many to list here. The important thing to rememberis too take your tim and choose widely. Consult a family member (usually your wife…). If you decide on a style and then realize you don’t like it after it is installed then you may have to buy a whole new garage door which would be costly and tragic.
Are Curtains an Option?
Curtains are a unique addition to any garage door but if properly installed can provide a stylish element to your garage. Ensure that they are framed on top and bottom and held tight to the window since they may become caught when the door is retracted. Also, you don’t wantthem handing down from the ceiling. But adding some funky design like chevron pattern can really add a stylish flair to an otherwise utilitarian space.
When you consider all of these points then the choice becomes much clearer. There are plenty of great suppliers out there with every style under sun, including one that will suit your needs. Just take you time and choose wiesly and your next garage project will be a success that you will enjoy for many years.