The Benefits and Trends of Glass Garage Doors for Modern Homes

Glass garage doors are becoming increasingly popular with homeowners who want to give their abode a contemporary, elegant look that turns heads. Since your garage doors take up most of your home’s façade, they’re the most prominent feature that people see when they visit your property. Consequently, sleek glass doors are sure to deliver a great first impression. Here’s what you need to know about glass garage doors.

wayne dalton luminous glass garage doors in opaque black

Glass Garage Doors Are Made to Last

Modern glass garage doors are made by assembling polycarbonate-coated glass panels inside heavy-duty aluminum frames. Aluminum resists corrosion and is lightweight, making it perfect for glass garage doors. Besides standard clear glass, you can also get the following types:

  • Coloured or tinted glass
  • Decorative glass, including frosted, glacier, hammered, and seeded
  • Obscure and opaque glass
  • Reflective or mirrored glass
  • Insulated glass
  • Tempered glass
  • Laminated glass

Polycarbonate is impact- and fire-resistant, has insulating properties, and is extremely flexible. It’s an excellent material for glass garage doors because it has superior durability, transparency, and low moisture absorption.

mirror grey glass garage doors

Benefits of Glass Garage Doors

Glass garage doors have several advantages over garage doors made of other materials like wood, aluminum, and vinyl.

  • They won’t rust, rot, or decay like wood doors, and they aren’t susceptible to insect damage.
  • They allow large amounts of natural light into your garage. Glass doors are perfect if you’re using your garage as an office, studio, or gym.
  • They’re low maintenance because you never need to paint or stain them. All you need to do is clean them with glass cleaner and a microfibre towel.
  • They have heavy-duty, durable aluminum frames that last several years. Double-reinforced frames add extra stability for windy areas.
  • They offer a beautiful view of the outdoors, which is especially beneficial if you live in a scenic location.

Besides these practical benefits, glass garage doors give your home a unique, elegant, sophisticated appearance that’ll turn heads and add to your property’s curb appeal.

Easy to Maintain

As mentioned earlier, glass garage doors are easier to maintain than other types of doors. All you need to do is keep them clean.

You can further minimize your upkeep by signing up for a preventative maintenance program with a reputable garage door company. A technician visits your home or business regularly to inspect the mechanism, lubricate the moving parts, and ensure everything operates smoothly. Regular maintenance can prevent minor issues from becoming costly repairs.

clear glass sunroom built with garage doors

Creative Applications for Glass Garage Doors

Glass garage doors are ideal choices for more than just residential homes. Glass garage doors can be used in:

  • Commercial businesses with showrooms, like car dealerships
  • Restaurants with outdoor seating areas
  • Three-season sunrooms
  • Indoor gyms
  • Fire and ambulance stations

Trends in Glass Garage Doors

Besides specialty glass options, the anodized and powder-coated aluminum frames can be painted in a variety of colours and can also be made to look like natural wood. You can accentuate the doors with personalized hardware and customized door stops and seals.

Wayne Dalton is one of the top-performing garage door manufacturers in North America for good reason. It’s on the cutting edge of exciting garage door designs, featuring dramatic, breathtaking doors that truly make a statement. Creative Door Services™ is a Wayne Dalton authorized dealer in Western Canada.

Wayne Dalton’s Luminous Glass Model 8450 features glass mounted on an aluminum platform of durable, equally spaced support sections, so the panels appear to float without frames. Choose from Opaque White, Opaque Black, Mirrored Gray, Mirrored Bronze, and Translucent Black for a bold, contemporary look. Creative Door Services™ is proud to have installed the first Luminous Glass Model garage door in Western Canada.

Wayne Dalton’s Model 8800 and Model 8850 offer a full-view design, sleek lines, and a flexible aluminum frame. Frames are made with an anodized or powder-coat paint finish, allowing you to choose from one of 188 powder-coat colours to best match your home. Aluminum rails and stiles are designed with non-bevelled edges and straight lines to create a truly contemporary style.

See for yourself how Wayne Dalton garage doors can dramatically change the look of your home!

interior of sunroom that has been transformed with glass garage doors

Energy Efficiency and Glass Garage Doors

Although not as energy efficient as solid garage doors, glass garage doors incorporate features that mitigate heat loss, including:

  • Rails and stiles filled with expanding liquid polyurethane foam
  • Vinyl bottom seals to reduce air infiltration and drafts
  • Tongue and groove joints provide a great weather barrier

Glass garage doors have an average R-value of between three and 4.5.

Glass Garage Door Installation, Maintenance and Repair in Western Canada

At Creative Door Services™, we have a large inventory of garage doors of all sizes and materials, including a selection of beautiful and elegant glass doors from Wayne Dalton. Contact us today to speak with one of the garage door experts.

We serve home and business owners throughout Western Canada from locations in Kelowna, British Columbia; Vancouver, British Columbia; Calgary, Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta; Fort McMurray, Alberta; Regina, Saskatchewan; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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