Best Replacement Glass Options For Your Garage Door

Posted on: 7 October 2015

If the glass windows in your garage door are broken and need to be replaced, you can take advantage of this opportunity and upgrade the glass in your garage door. Here are a few of the best glass replacement options for your garage door. 

Textured Glass

If you want natural light inside of your garage, but don't want people to be able to see your belongings inside of your garage, you should install textured glass in your garage door window openings. Here are a few of the different varieties of textured glass that you could install on your garage door:

Heavy Water Or Seedy Baroque: Both of these types of textured glass look like you are looking through your windshield during a heavy downpour. The glass itself looks foggy and streaking the way your car window looks when the wipers are working quickly. From the outside, you can still see pretty clearly in to your garage, but items that are further back in your garage will be a little harder to make out. 

Glue Chip: This type of textured glass has a more frosted, white look to it. It looks like the glass has been cracked, and then white liquid glue was spread all over the glass. This type of glass would allow light to filter into your garage. However, from the outside looking in, it would be difficult to make out more than the general shape of large objects in your garage. It would be really difficult to really see what was inside of your garage. 

Cross Reed Or Screen Dot: Both of these types of textured glass are specifically designed to prevent you from looking through the window and figuring out what is on the other side. You may be able to tell that the lights in your garage are on, but it would be difficult to make out much more than that with these types of textured glass.

You can purchase textured glass that allows you to see into your garage and make out some of what is inside, or you can go with a style of textured glass that pretty much completely prevents someone from finding out what is in your garage. 

UV Protection

In addition to going with textured glass, you can also choose glass that has been coated with a special layer of UV protection. You can generally add this type of UV protection onto a wide variety of different glass panels, from clear to textured. Glass with a UV coating filters out harmful UV rays. If you use your garage to store classic cars or special items, this glass will help prevent fading due to sunlight. If you spend a lot of time working in your garage during the day, it will also protect you from harmful UV rays. 

Insulated Glass

Finally, if you want your garage to be a little warmer, you should look into the level of insulation that your glass provides. You can purchase glass panels that are specifically designed to provide an extra layer of insulation against the cold in the winter and the heat in the summer. If you combine insulated glass with a little weatherproofing of your garage door, you can increase your control over the environment in your garage. 

If your garage door windows have been broken, don't just go out and replace them with the first glass panels you can find. Think about the level of privacy, insulation and protection from UV rays that you want in your garage, and use that to help you choose special garage door windows that will meet all of your needs.