You can see on this homeowner’s garage door that they picked a frosted glass window set versus just a clear set. This helps filter the light coming through and adds a little privacy. This is just another one of the great features that Deluxe Door Systems and our garage door manufacturer Clopay offer to homeowners.
The garage door world is going a little glass crazy these days, in a really great way.
In Clopay’s Coachman Collection, you can even get garage door windows that quality for the Federal Energy Tax Credit. They refer to these windows as having “Low-E”, which is a shortened term for Low Emissivity. That’s just a fancy way of saying they don’t let the temperature fluctuate much in your garage. The insulated glass on the Coachman garage doors is 2 and 5/8 inches thick, which is a substantial and durable glass to have installed in your garage door.
The glass does contain a very light shade of green. It’s not super noticeable, but there’s a reason why it’s included:
The Low-E glass is coated with a special substance that reduces radiation as sunlight passes through. That means that the blaring sun rays in the heat of summer won’t penetrate the garage door windows much, keeping energy costs lower than normal.
If you’re wanting some Low-E glass in your garage doors, you’ll want to make sure you’ll check your garage door buying guide to see what kind of glass that particular collection has. Some glass is just standard, but if you’re lucky enough to like the Coachman models that contain Low-E glass as well, it’s a great energy saver.
Another thing to check when buying a new garage door is making sure the glass is tempered. This doesn’t have that Low-E energy saver component all the time, but it does mean your garage door will be better insulated overall. Plus tempered glass is way more durable, which is helpful when the neighbor kid throws a baseball at your garage.