If you were talking to a security expert, they would recommend that homeowners purchase a new garage door without windows. By adding a garage door window, the property may be just what a thief needs to access the property, and the people inside the home. A window could be broken easily, allowing access to override an automatic garage door opener.
Garage Door Windows
Windows on a garage door are very attractive, which increases curb appeal. A simple design modification transforms a solid colored garage door into a statement piece. They transform a solid slab of color into an artistic statement.
If you have a small business, most commonly garages are utilized as home offices. Adding garage door windows allows for natural light for the extra room in your house. If you do laundry in your garage, natural light from a garage door window will make your job easier.
Energy Efficient Garage Doors
The benefits of having large garage door windows significantly outweigh the concerns. Natural light helps reduce energy costs by providing the ability to see in your garage without having to turn on a light.
Garage Door Insulation
Regardless of the geographical location of your home, it's always important to insulation your garage door with or without windows. Insulation adds an extra layer of protection to your garage door, and adds durability. A properly-insulated garage door will keep your garage at a consistent temperature, often saving you money on monthly energy bills.
Cons of a Garage Door Window
The cons of adding a window to your garage door do not outweigh the benefits to your lifestyle. Windows can be broken by flying objects such as kid's toys, sports equipment, or debris from vehicles. No one wants to deal with cleaning up broken glass off your driveway.
Privacy is another thing to consider. Garage door windows provide a visual to anyone passing by into your garage and the contents. These could attract potential burglars to gain access into your garage and possibly into your house if attached.
Since 1998, D&D Door Services of Frederick Maryland, a family-owned and operated business, has provided high quality garage door installation services, exquisite garage door repair services, and professional garage door maintenance in the Frederick, Washington, Carroll & Upper Montgomery communities.
D&D Door Service specializes in residential garage door repairs, new garage door installation, and garage door maintenance. My team of licensed technicians have the experience to handle any repair or installation, quickly and professionally.