Adding windows to your garage door design may feel like a weird choice. You want your garage to be as insulated as possible, right? Usually glass isn’t the best way to keep the heat in, but Clopay has designed these garage doors with double-pane glass. Now this Upper Arlington home has a more balanced look with a long panel of windows and better energy efficiency to make this homeowner’s investment worthwhile.
Glass has been making a huge appearance in the garage door world. You wouldn’t believe the number of people who are using garage doors for more than just a space to park the car, store the tools, and contain all the sports gear for your kids. People are starting to install garage doors as entrances to outdoor patios. Sounds a little daunting at first for people who are traditional back-door folks, but garage doors can be amazing as outdoor space to indoor space transitions. Not to mention how easy they are to open and close. Press a button. You’re done.
So many people love entertaining even more because of the giant space a garage door opens up for people to walk in and out. You’re basically eliminating a wall and providing a seamless transition for guests.
Not only is it great for entertaining, but simply one glass garage door in your home will increase the amount of natural light that comes into your home. That in itself should make seasonal-depressive people and plant lovers ecstatic. So much natural light is good for the soul and good for your electric bill since you won’t have to turn on those floor lamps as often.
If you want to see first hand the type of impact that the Avante series can have on a home, check out these two projects that were featured on an episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” where both designers chose the Clopay Avante garage doors.