Installing windows for your garage door has a number of benefits, including bringing natural light into the space and adding to the overall outer appearance of your home in a positive way. However, before installing windows for your garage door, you should know these four things:
Your Current Garage Door Make: First off, you should know whether or not windows can even be fitted and installed for your current garage door. In some cases, this is not possible simple because your garage door is too old or the make of the garage door does not allow for window installation. You can call the professionals to determine whether or not this is the case. If you are not able to install windows, then you can discuss options for installing a new garage door if that is something you want to move forward to do. It's definitely something to consider if you have an older garage door.
The Section: Next, you need to determine where you want the windows to be placed. If you are looking to keep your garage a private space, then you want to install the windows in the very top section of the garage door. This still allows in natural lighting while also providing privacy. If you want windows that allow you to look outside, however, then you want to install windows in the lower sections. However, these should be windows that are not so easy to look into, but easy to look out of. This might be the ideal option if you use the garage as a sort of living space or workout area.
Should Coordinate With Home Windows: For aesthetic purposes, it's best for your garage door windows to match with the rest of the home windows. For example, if you have white vinyl windows, you should also have white trimmed windows for your garage. You should also have square windows for the garage versus round if you have square windows for your home.
You Might Need to Replace the Spring System: The spring system that was originally installed for your garage door may need to be replaced because it was designed to only hold a certain weight. Once you add windows, this can change the weight of the garage door, which creates an imbalance for the spring system. It's important to be aware of this because you should prepare for this cost.
When you know these four things beforehand, you can be prepared for the process of adding windows to your garage door. For more information and options, contact professionals in garage door installation.