Glass garage doors are an easy way to infuse a home with a contemporary edge. Here are a few things you’ll want to consider if you’re thinking about installing a glass garage door in your home.
Glass Garage Doors: Simple, Unforgettable Appeal
- Location and Privacy – If your home is relatively close to the street in the city centre a glass garage door may not be the best option. If, however, your house is set back and the garage is at the end of a generous driveway then the glass door becomes an excellent aesthetic choice. If you still have security concerns remember that glass panels are fabricated from impact resistant tempered glass and can be tinted like car windows to whatever opacity you desire.
- Energy Efficiency – Some homeowners are concerned that glass doors will be energy drains allowing precious heat to escape to the atmosphere. Fortunately this is not the case as most glass garage door panels today are created using insulated glass that prevents heat loss. Although it’s true that insulated glass won’t return the same R-value as say, insulated aluminum panels, it’s performance is still superior to many styles of wooden garage door.
- Creativity – Let’s face it, one of the major attractions of the glass garage door is the ability to turn it into an unmitigated fashion statement. By adjusting the frame style, materials, colours and textures along with the glass type, tint and opacity you can realize a dizzying array of purely aesthetic results that speak for themselves and enhance the curb appeal of your home in interesting and sometimes unexpected ways.
The glass garage door has become the must have accessory for style conscious homeowners in Toronto and Richmond Hill. While they have also become a trendy choice for sophisticated cafes and retail shops it’s in the home setting where glass garage doors really shine. A glass garage door provides an entirely new visual aspect to the home that helps unify indoor and outdoor space and can add a subtle but real level of safety to the home as well.
Smart Doors are the GTA’s go-to choice for beautiful, functional glass garage doors. We’ll help you design a glass door solution to suit your tastes and wallet and then install it at a price you can afford. Whether you own a funky lakefront cafe or a beautiful suburban home a glass garage door may be exactly what’s called for to provide the perfect finishing touch.