Perhaps you never put much thought into the many different options available when purchasing or replacing your garage doors. However, when it is time to make the decision for new garage doors, there are many choices to choose from. One of the most common dilemmas revolves around whether or not to have windows in the garage doors. We will review the pros and cons of both of these options here.
Having windows in a garage door is definitely an appeal to many buyers. Windows add character and style to garage doors, adding to the curb appeal of your home. There are small panes that are in grid formation at the top of the garage door, larger windows, and different shapes available.
Windows can add a certain “class” to your garage door, making it appeal to higher end buyers. Carriage style garage doors with windows are often considered to be the most characteristic of affluent homes. These garage doors can certainly add value to a home and can attract certain buyers who are looking for more character, charm, and finishing touches to the outside of a home.
Most garage doors in the United States do not have windows. One of the reasons for this is cost savings. Home owners and buyers would often rather spend money inside their homes or on other upgrades rather than on windows for their garage doors. Even in many affluent neighborhoods, some homes will not have windows. This is often due to safety and privacy concerns. Garage doors with windows are often more easily broken in to, and they tend to attract home invaders because they can easily see what is in the garage. Of course, if your garage has exterior windows without blinds or window coverings, this may not be an issue as privacy may not be of concern. However, to those who are worried about keeping what is inside their garage hidden, choosing not to have windows is often desired.
Whether you choose a garage door style with windows or without, HABPRO Garage Doors is here to meet all of your garage door needs. Call us today!