You may be considering adding windows to your garage door even after the door is installed. Adding windows to your garage door enhances its architectural appeal and lets light in, making your garage feel a lot like an open room and less like a dark tunnel. Windows also add some level of design that sets your home apart.


However, there are a few downsides to adding windows to your garage door. Glass is easier to break than panels, and you may compromise the security of your garage. Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of garage door windows. If you have further questions, feel free to contact Garage Door Repair company.


Windows in a garage door can be beneficial, but they can also be considered safety hazards. You should consider all of your options before you decide to place the windows in your new garage door. Remember, you can go back and add windows later with most garage door models. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of the garage door window.


●        Natural Light: Many people like to have the natural light inside their garage and adding windows to a garage door will offer plenty of additional natural light.

●        Curb Appeal: Windows in your garage door may enhance the curb appeal of your home and can coordinate your garage door’s windows with the rest of your home’s windows.


●        Prying Eyes: Anyone will be able to look inside your garage if your garage door has windows. This will put your belongings and your family in danger.

●        Less Efficient: If you use your garage for more than parking a car and you need your garage to be as energy efficient as possible, then adding windows is not going to help at all.

Other Considerations

If the pros of adding windows outweigh the cons, then we suggest that you choose quality windows. The best window frame material that you can use for your garage door is polypropylene. It does not fade over time like other materials tend to do. The windows should be made with real glass.  Real glass prevents the windows from being scratched easily. Also, you should choose double panes instead of a single pane. The materials will ensure that the windows cannot be broken easily and they will keep your garage more energy efficient.


When it comes to the safety of your belongings, we recommend that you only install windows in the top section of your garage door. You can even choose tinted or frosted glass for your windows. Both the location of the windows and the tint or frost will keep people from being able to see inside, yet you will still have the natural light that you desire.


Adding windows to a garage door can improve your curb appeal and make your garage a little more inviting. However, you will want to use caution and place your windows appropriately, so that people cannot see everything that you are storing inside. Safety should be your number one priority and we can assist you with any questions that you may have.

Professional Garage Door Installation in St. Paul

If you live in the St. Paul area and need professional garage door installation, contact Garage Door Repair Company. We provide a wide range of services including new home garage door installation and garage door maintenance services. You can depend on us for affordable rates, fast, friendly, service, and work of the highest quality anywhere in the Twin Cities area. To schedule an installation or repair, call us at 612-886-9606, or you can message us on our contact page.