Garage Door Window Inserts
Installation of Garage Door Windows Offers Aesthetic and Financial Benefits
Many homes in Markham and the GTA have a sectional garage door with solid panels i.e. without window inserts. A vast majority of these garage doors are rather stylish in their design and/or color, adding a measure of curb appeal to their respective homes and the surrounding neighborhood.
Such charm is indeed a viable consideration for a new door installation or replacement. A door can represent as much as 25-30% of the façade of a home; therefore, its exterior appeal should be a pivotal factor in the buying decision. But what about the effect of the door design on the interior of the garage, not from a visual appearance perspective per se, but rather from a visibility standpoint? In other words, how dark is the interior of the garage when a solid-panel door is closed? And do family members always have to turn on the light when they enter the garage from inside the home?
Incorporating a series of windows in a garage door can provide homeowners with several distinct benefits, both aesthetically and financially. Such benefits would include:
- Enhanced curb appeal
- Reduction in energy use
- Penetration of natural light
- Reduced visual mass of the door
There are fundamentally three circumstances that would lend themselves to integrating windows into a garage door:
- A complete replacement of the current door
- Upgrading the look of an existing paneled door
- Swapping out damaged panels in an existing door
In turn, the decision on how a homeowner might ultimately proceed could depend on:
- Affordability/budget – may determine replacement versus upgrade
- Age of the current door – installed when? remaining life expectancy?
- The condition of the current door – is a window upgrade worth the investment?
Whether their choice is to purchase a new garage door or to upgrade/repair an existing door, homeowners can rely on the technicians from Markham Garage Doors to expertly handle the door or window installation process. These skilled professionals can complete the specific type of installation quickly and efficiently, thereby allowing homeowners the opportunity to appreciate/enjoy the benefits of their respective decision/choice as soon as possible.
Visit our Installation and Services page for further information on garage doors and garage door window installations by the technicians from Markham Garage Doors.
Time, Effort Required to Make Informed Decision on Garage Door Replacement
A decision to replace an existing garage door is multi-layered, in a manner of speaking. Homeowners must consider a number of factors and/or door characteristics throughout this process, including:
- Door Opener
- Other Accessories
- Installation Company
Of course, an overriding influence will be the range of garage door prices as well.
Purchasing a new garage door is a significant investment, independent of the factors noted above; as such, it warrants an appropriate amount of time and research. To help homeowners in their endeavors to make informed buying decisions, Markham Garage Doors maintains a 1000 square foot showroom, located at 176 Bullock Drive, Unit 11 in Markham.
Here, homeowners can browse among a wide selection of full-scale garage door models, at various price points, from all leading North American manufacturers as well as obtain valuable insight from a knowledgeable sales staff to choose the garage door that best suits their home, their needs, and their budget.
For an advanced look at the collection of garage doors that can be seen in the Markham Garage Doors showroom, please go to our Gallery.
Whether you decide on a garage door replacement or upgrading an existing garage door with the installation of windows, you can depend on the skilled technicians at Markham Garage Doors to complete the work expertly and efficiently. Call the professionals from Markham Garage Doors today at (905) 472-9178 or (416) 570-3667 to request your no-obligation estimate.