Don't underestimate the impact of adding windows to your garage door

Aug 14, 2014

Updated August 19, 2022

If your existing garage door doesn’t have windows, you may not even be thinking about them as a design option when it’s time to replace your door.

These before and after photos show the amazing difference adding windows to your garage door can have on your home’s curb appeal.

Garage Door Windows Makeover
Clopay Avante®

These homes used to look like every other house on the block. The original garage doors were a wall of solid steel and frankly, made the homes feel closed off when you pulled in the driveway.

Modern Steel Makeover
Clopay Modern Steel™ with Plain Long Windows

The addition of windows can add instant charm and bring natural light into the garage space.

Gallery Makeover
Clopay Gallery® Steel short panel design with SQ24 windows

Choose Elegant Shapes for Glass in Your Garage Doors

There are plenty of garage door window styles to choose from.

Gallery Collection-UG-Arch1-Rustic-2
Clopay Gallery Collection steel garage doors with Ultra-Grain finish. Short panel design with ARCH1 windows.

Many builders and architects use curved openings on windows and doors to make homes feel less boxy. In this example, arched windows with clear glass follow the arc of the garage door opening to add visual interest and soften the horizontal lines of the stone and brick.

Design tip: Garage door windows should complement the shape and size of the other windows on your home.

Opaque Glass Garage Door Gives You Privacy

Gallery Collection Clayton
Clopay Gallery Collection stamped steel carriage style garage door and coordinating Rustic Collection entry door with Prescott decorative glass.

Decorative windows with opaque glass give you the best of both worlds – privacy and curb appeal.

Coordinated Curb Appeal

Elegant Ultra Grain Trenton
Clopay Classic™ Steel raised panel steel garage door with Cherry Ultra-Grain finish and Trenton decorative windows. Clopay Arbor Grove Collection stained Cherry fiberglass front door with Trenton decorative glass.

For a dramatic touch, select coordinating glass designs for both your garage door and front door.

Clopay Reserve and Craftsman entry with dental shelf
Clopay Reserve custom wood carriage style garage door with dentil shelf and REC windows and complementing Craftsman Collection fiberglass entry door with windows and sidelights.

Clopay is the only garage door manufacturer that offers complementing garage doors and entry doors.

Use the Door Imagination System to upload a photo of your home and try on different doors with windows. When you’re ready to add a Clopay door to your home, find a Clopay dealer near you.

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