If you are going for a modern look on the exterior of your home, there is nothing more striking than a full view garage door. This style is made up of several clear or opaque panes that make up the garage door rather than panels of steel or wood. However, there is more to choosing a garage door than picking something that looks beautiful. You also need to be aware of the pros and cons before going in.
Pros of a Full View Garage Door
When choosing a glass garage door, the biggest benefit is how it looks. You choose a glass garage door because its looks great and you will reap the benefits in curb appeal if you ever decide to sell your home. However, while living there, you will also get the benefit of having a garage flush with natural light. This means you could use it as a workspace without ever having to open the door to see what you were doing. This makes it especially nice for mixed use garages.
Cons of a Full View Garage Door
The biggest concern with a garage door made fully out of windows is that is can be less durable. Unlike steel that may dent when hit with an impact, the glass panes may break. They are tempered so they won’t shatter, but instead will crack similar to a car window.
You also need to be aware that the initial cost will be high due to the materials used, manufacturing process, and even the extra care needed to deliver and install it.
Finally, a garage door made out of windows means you will need to clean those windows regularly. They tend to collect dust quickly and become an eyesore when they do. As these doors actually do have more cons, this is why it is pretty crucial to decide if they are worth it before purchasing.
If you are in the market for a new garage door, full view or otherwise, contact us today to see what options we can offer you.