The glass garage doors are mostly about style and fashion. Having one is a perfect way to emphasize the ultra-modern look of your house. Whatever color you choose, it will look luxurious. Now let’s find out what the pros and cons are.
Obviously, the biggest advantage of glass garage doors is the fashionable look. You may choose any color, any level of tarnish or fragility – whatever you choose, it will look perfect. Additionally, glass garage doors have a low maintenance cost. Unlike wooden garage doors that periodically have to be sanded and painted, glass garage doors do not decay or corrode. As an obvious advantage, we should mention that the installation of the glass garage doors is a good way to add a ton of light into your garage. You can now organize an office or even a home gym!
Let’s now talk a little bit about the cons. The biggest disadvantage of glass garage doors is the material the doors are made of; glass can be easily broken or damaged. Another disadvantage is the fact that glass is see-through. Strangers or thieves could look through, and for some, this idea would be distressing. Undoubtedly, having glass garage doors could pose a security concern. Another point worth mentioning is insulation. Insulation helps us to keep the garage cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Unfortunately, there is no option of insulation with glass garage doors. The only option in terms of insulation would be to install double pane glass panels, but that would add cost to your project. The cost of the glass garage doors is also a point worth mentioning. Glass garage doors are not cheap, and the installation of these would add at least a third to your project cost as compared with wooden garage doors. The last important point that should be mentioned is weight. The glass doors are heavier than other common types. For the homeowner, that means spending more money on the openers and other hardware.
As you can see, there is a lot to know about garage doors. Before you make your choice, weigh the pros and cons, and think of what you value the most. After you've done some thinking, call the pros at Mr. Door at 630-470-0204 and our experts will provide you with a free professional consultation and an estimate.