Over the last few years, glass doors have become very popular in Toronto. Whether you live in the city itself or somewhere in the GTA such as Vaughan, you are sure to have spotted a few Toronto garage doors sporting glass panels in your area and perhaps thought about installing one in your own property. If you would like to give a real boost to the curb appeal of your home, there is no doubt that a garage door featuring large glass panels in an aluminum frame will do the job. All you need to do is to pick the perfect design for your property.
Glass Garage Doors: Choosing the Right Design
So, you’ve decided that you would like to replace your existing garage door with a more modern one made from glass and aluminum but you are not sure which design to go for? If this is the case, take a look at the following list: it should help you to make up your mind.
- Type of Glass – There are several different types of glass you can choose from when ordering your new residential garage door and commercial garage door: clear, frosted, hammered, and reeded being the most commonly available. You should probably only choose clear glass if you have a very tidy garage and a clean car but if you do qualify on both counts, the effect can be quite stunning. Reeded, frosted, and hammered glass garage doors will all obscure the view of the inside of your garage to a certain degree while retaining the unique style that only this type of door can provide.
- Tinting – If you like the look of clear glass panels but you are not keen on passers-by being able to see everything that is inside your garage, you can choose to have tinted glass installed. Grey and bronze are popular choices and mirrored glass can look absolutely stunning in modern properties. Whether you live in Richmond Hill or the center of Toronto, you are sure to draw admiring glances from your neighbors with tinted glass garage doors.
- Frame Colour – The anodized aluminum frames from which the doors are constructed come in a variety of attractive finishes. Bronze is a good choice with tinted finishes while black or white are both great options if you are leaning toward the mirrored glass. Other colors you are likely to come across include various shades of brown and a clear, anodized aluminum finish. Whichever color you choose, you can look forward to an attractive, durable finish on the frame of your glass garage doors.
- Custom Configurations – Standard-width doors available in Richmond Hill and other parts of the GTA normally feature 8 glass panels, 4 on either side. However, if you would like a custom design for your garage door, this may also be possible, depending on which supplier you deal with. You can also have doors manufactured to custom sizes, which means that even if you have a double-width garage or an unusually sized door frame, you can still install a glass door if you wish.
Wherever you happen to live, in the city or the GTA, Smart Doors will be delighted to talk you through the different options available for modern garage doors. If you would prefer to discuss your requirements face to face, please feel free to visit our showroom in Concord, Vaughan whenever you happen to be in the area. We have a great range of designs from which to choose and if you decide to go for something more conventional, we also stock a wide variety of fiberglass, foam-injected, and cedar overlay carriage-style garage doors.