Replacing Your Old Garage Door with a Modern Glass Garage Door
Contemporary Glass Designs are Viable Options for Garage Door Replacement
At one time, the composition of a garage door was somewhat elementary, consisting of a single piece of wood or aluminum that would swing out-and-up to open. There was little in the way of insulation either, often because the garage was detached from the home and its main function was to house/park a vehicle and/or provide some storage space.
Garage door designs were also rather basic; however, as attached garages became more common and door visibility thereby increased, more attention was devoted to aesthetics or curb appeal. Furthermore, technological advances brought about sweeping changes to such aspects as:
- Door composition/materials
- Insulation/energy efficiency
- Safety and security features
- Mechanics/mode of operation
Now, what may once have seemed inconceivable to a previous generation has become a viable option for residential garage doors – the incorporation of glass, not in the form of window inserts to allow some penetration of light, but as complete panels within the door in order to compliment the contemporary design of the home.
Before one imagines a glass garage door as being similar to a very large window pane, it is important to note that thesemodern garage doors are actually composed of anodized aluminum frames and designer glass panels. Anodized aluminum is highly rust-resistant and extremely durable and its uses range from cookware to satellites. The glass used in these doors is tempered or toughened to increase its strength and provide exceptionally high durability compared to normal or regular glass panes.
There are in fact several options relating to the choice of glass when homeowners decide on changing or upgrading to this style of garage door. Such considerations will include:
- Type of Glass
- Frosted – translucent glass; images are blurred/obscured
- Reeded – made with channels or ridges, like ribs or reeds
- Hammered – treated on one side to look like beaten metal
- Other glazing options (often related to energy efficiency)
- Contrast the degree of privacy with the transmission of light
- Pattern or Design
- All panels or a percentage of the panels only
- Linear or multi-directional patterns within the door framework
- Compatibility with the exterior design or aesthetics of the home
Modern glass styles offer a distinctive and appealing alternative when homeowners are considering a garage door replacement, either due to necessity or a desire to upgrade the look and value of their home.
Professional Installation for All Styles and Sizes of Residential Garage Doors
The installation of glass garage doors can certainly add to the curb appeal of homes with a contemporary design. A portion of that appeal will be derived from the professionalism with which the door is installed – in turn, the installation of glass garage doors should be entrusted to skilled technicians, such as the crews from Markham Garage Doors.
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Markham Garage Doors has the experience and expertise to install any and all styles of residential garage doors and is a licensed distributor for all leading manufacturers including:
- Steel-Craft and more
To view the specific styles of garage doors available for installation by the technicians from Markham Garage Doors, visit our 1000+ square foot showroom at 176 Bullock Drive, Unit 11, in Markham.
If you are contemplating a garage door replacement for your home this summer, and are interested in upgrading to a modern glass door, call the garage door professionals at Markham Garage Doors today at (905) 472-9178 or (416) 570-3667 to arrange a no-obligation consultation and learn more the available designs and options.