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What to Consider About Garage Door Windows

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  • 10 Jan 2018
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Do you have a garage door that doesn’t have windows, but you are looking to install them? If so, there are things you need to consider before making this decision. Here are the things you need to think about when considering getting garage door windows.

Can You Install Windows In Your Existing Garage Door?

The short answer is yes, in general, you are able to install windows into your garage door. This is a much cheaper alternative to replacing your entire door. There are things that will have to be taken into consideration if you go this route.

If you plan to have windows installed on your existing door, you will need to reinforce the torsion spring system. For this reason, it is not recommended that you do this installation on your own. Since the springs are designed to hold tension, if that tension is broken it can cause your door to fall on you.

Should You Get a New Door Installed to Add Windows?

Your existing door may not be suitable for you to have windows installed in it. Some of the reasons you may need to get a new garage door include:

  • Your door is damaged and not worth investing in
  • The window style you like will not compliment your existing door
  • You need an entirely new look
  • The material of your existing door is not compatible with windows

Our certified technicians are able to come out and give you their professional opinion regarding installation.

What Are the Benefits of Installing Windows?

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Some of our customers want to have windows installed in their doors for a number of reasons. These are some of the benefits of making this change:

  • Let’s in natural light
  • Changes the whole look of your house
  • Makes the garage look more like a part of your house

Adding windows will certainly give elegance to your building and be functional if you want the natural light from the outside. For those that spend a lot of time working in their garage, this may be a viable reason.

Are There Cons?

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There are always cons when you are considering a decision. Some people are concerned about the safety of having windows in your garage door. It is true that someone can break your windows to try and get in your garage. They could just as easily do this with any other window in your house.

But, it is important to understand that glass does break. This may be a concern for you if you have a basketball net in your driveway or play any type of sport close to the garage. The other thing to consider is if you live in an area with a lot of storms. You’ll need to reinforce your windows.

Contact Us To Install Your New Windows

If you want to have windows added to your existing door or need a new door installed, contact us today. We will send one of our certified technicians out to you so that they can give you a quote. They will answer your questions and help you make the best decision.

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
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