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Advantages and Disadvantages of Glass Garage Doors

When replacing or installing a new garage door, it’s important to keep your home’s design in mind. Aluminum and glass garage doors are designed to complement modern home designs and are the perfect accompaniment to homes adorned with beautiful glass patios and conservatories. But is a glass garage door right for you?

Glass or No Glass?

To most, a garage door is a significant investment so careful consideration is paramount when deciding on a particular garage door style or design. What’s more, your garage door will make up a sizeable portion of your home’s façade so it’s important you choose something that suits your home’s overall design. A glass garage door’s biggest appeal is its aesthetic value; so one of the questions you should be asking yourself is whether you’re willing to sacrifice a bit of functionality and energy efficiency in exchange for aesthetics. Let’s take a look at a few advantages and disadvantages to keep in mind when considering this particular garage door style.

Advantages of Glass Garage Doors

  • Curb Appeal. A glass garage door adds an unrivaled element of sophistication and elegance to any home.
  • Customizable. The glass color and tint as well as the color of the aluminum frame can be customized to fit in with the rest of your home’s exterior.
  • Natural Light. Glass garage doors allow and amazing amount of natural light to penetrate and brighten up an otherwise dark room.
  • Beauty inside and out.  There is nothing like full wall of glass to provide a beautiful space you want to spend time in to work on your hobbies or projects.

Disadvantages of Glass Garage Doors

  • Cost. Glass is expensive compared to typical materials conventional garage doors are made with.
  • Security. Depending on the tint, glass panels can be relatively easy to look into and may even present potential temptation to burglars.
  • Less Energy Efficient. While modern glass garage door designs utilize insulated glass and full perimeter weather seals, the fact remains that they’ll always be less energy efficient than doors without glass.

Esteem Garage Doors

Representing the pinnacle of contemporary home design, our Esteem Series aluminum and glass garage doors provide you with a healthy mix of aesthetics, privacy and natural light. Constructed out of high quality, high-tech materials like anodized aluminum, thermoclear polycarbonate and double pane insulated satin glass, Esteem Series garage doors are a beautiful addition to your modern home. To add that extra personal touch, Esteem Series garage doors can even be powder-coated in almost any color and filled with colored glass.

Contact us today to find out more about enhancing your home with one of our beautiful Esteem Series aluminum and glass garage doors.