can windows be added to a garage door?
Georgian Sectional Garage Door with Stockton Windows – photo by @Sertorio Homes
CAN WINDOWS BE ADDED TO A GARAGE DOOR?
First of all, the answer is YES – windows can be added to a garage door. When purchasing a new garage door, several factors should be taken into consideration – and adding windows to your garage door is one of them.
Why Choose A Garage Door With Windows?
You are looking to purchase a new Sectional Garage Door and you are not sure whether to add windows to your garage door or not? There are different reasons why home-owners choose a garage door with windows as this depends on what you are trying to achieve with your new garage door.
1. Design Trends
There are different design and architectural trends. Depending on the trend you are trying to follow, a garage door with windows can be a common exterior feature. And a garage door as an exterior feature is of great importance as garage doors often make up more than 50% of your home’s façade.
A current and extremely popular trend is the Hampton Style, a style that is defined by light and neutral colours. To achieve that Hampton look, Georgian Sectional Garage Doors in a white colour are a great choice. And adding garage door windows can add that finishing touch to your Hampton Style Home.
Another architectural style that suits garage door windows is the 1950 federation architectural style. Some suburbs in Australia even have council regulations in place when building a new house to ensure the heritage of the area is retained. Adding windows to your garage door is an excellent option to add an exterior feature that matches the style of your home.
2. Natural Light
Another reason why home owners tend to choose garage door windows is the natural light factor as windows in your garage door allow natural light to shine into your garage. And this allows you to use your garage for more than just protection for your car: natural light is the best solution when planning to convert your garage into a home-office, gym or storage room.
If natural light is of great importance to you, also consider our custom Sunshine Series as an alternative as this allows maximum natural light to shine through your garage door without sacrificing privacy due to its translucent panels (WA only).
Can I Add Windows To My Existing Garage Door?
Yes you can! But its not as simple as you think. There are two aspects a home-owner should be aware of before doing so:
- It is possible to replace just a single panel if you don’t want to replace the whole garage door. However, depending on your garage door’s age, there could be a minor colour variation between the panels due to potential fading.
- Adding windows to an existing garage door is not a DYI job. A garage door professional must attend, assess, quote, and install the new windows.
Window Options To Choose From
When choosing the design, we recommend matching the garage door windows to your home’s windows. By doing this, you are not adding any new shapes to your home’s façade and the overall style and look of your home will naturally be balanced instead.
At Centurion Garage Doors, you can choose from 16 different window designs. And all our garage door windows are available in your choice of clear or grey tinted Perspex, allowing you to find the right garage door windows for your home.
No Need To Worry About A Lack Of Security Or Privacy When Adding Windows To Your Garage Door
You can add windows and keep your privacy. To maintain your privacy and allow natural light to flow into your garage at the same time, we recommend placing the garage door windows as high as possible (in the top panels) and choosing tinted instead of transparent windows.
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT GARAGE DOOR WINDOWS OR OUR GARAGE DOOR RANGE IN GENERAL? PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US VIA THE BUTTON BELOW AND A MEMBER OF OUR FRIENDLY TEAM WILL BE IN TOUCH TO ASSIST YOU.