Pros and Cons of Installing a Garage Door with Windows 

If you’ve never had a garage door with windows, you might be wary of making the change. But many houses in your neighborhood likely have garage doors with windows, and they add such an elegant touch to the property.

Installing a Garage Door with Windows

Is it worth it? Do the potential drawbacks outweigh the benefits?

Enjoy the Benefits of Daylight

Wouldn’t it be nice not to have to switch on the light every time you needed to look for a tool? Even better, you wouldn’t have to raise your garage door to let in daylight — the windows do it for you. This saves wear and tear on the garage door, and you get free natural light in your workspace.

It’s one of the practical ways garage door windows make life more convenient.

Superior Aesthetics

When you add a garage door with windows, your garage becomes a part of your home, not simply an extension that houses a car. When the windows match your home’s, your garage enhances your property’s curb appeal, attracting the attention of neighbors and potential buyers.

Does it Fit the Bill?

One factor you should consider is that a garage door with windows will likely cost a bit more than one without. That’s because of the workmanship costs associated with crafting a door with glass inserts. While the price isn’t that much higher, if you’re on a tight budget, this might deter you.

Is it Really a Security Threat?

Many people who warn against garage door windows say they are a security threat. But when you think about it, even if someone breaks the glass, how would they fit inside? They could look through the glass to see if you have anything valuable stored inside, but anyone can look inside your garage any time you open it, which could be multiple times a day.

While a door with glass windows technically isn’t as secure as a door made of 100 percent solid material, it’s probably not the security threat you might think it is.

Newsflash: Glass Is Breakable

One definite downside to adding windows to anything is that those windows can break. After all, they are made of glass! So a stray basketball could smash the window. But if you aren’t worried about breakage, or you’re sure you can convince the kids to direct flying objects away from the garage, it won’t present too much of an issue.

What Will You Decide?

Overhead Door Company offers a range of residential garage door choices, with windows and without. We can help you find the style that fits your home. Talk to our team about more of the benefits of a garage door with windows. We are your local resource on all things garage doors!