Custom garage doors are like blank canvases; when it comes to their design, you can get as creative as you want. Adding windows is a popular way to spice up your door design while echoing or elevating the overall feel of your home’s exterior.

To help you get started with selecting the windows for your working vision of your new garage door, Precision Door of Delaware has put together the following starter guide to how windows fit into the customization process and what options you have.

Know you want windows in your door’s design but not sure of much else? Download our free Garage Door Style Guide for expert help with choosing the door style that will complement your home’s exterior.

Garage Door Window Placement

In addition to enhancing the aesthetic of your outer garage door design, windows let natural light filter into the garage. This makes them extra appealing for spaces that aren’t serving as a traditional garage space, such as a sunroom, workshop, or den.

To achieve the best light from garage door windows, Precision Door’s garage door specialists recommend placing them in the top third of your door’s design.

Garage Door Window Formats

Garage door windows come in two main formats. The first is glass panels that are built directly into the garage door. This option is great for traditional homes or owners with a distinct design in mind that draws on elements of other windows in the home.

The second is a glass panel with overlay inserts that can be changed in and out. Window inserts for garage doors come in a huge array of shapes and patterns and easily snap securely into place overtop the window glass. We recommend inserts for modern homes and exteriors. You can keep them the same or change them out seasonally or whenever you want a new look.

Customization Features

Customization features of the actual window panel or insert is where the fun really begins. While square and rectangular windows are the standard, shaking up your window shape by choosing an arched, hexagonal, diamond, or multi-block design can make a bold, style-forward statement.

You can also change up the type of glass that the window is made of. Choosing a frosted or etched effect is a good choice for homeowners who want an added level of security or those who choose to position windows lower than the top section of the door.

Test Our Tips in Our Digital Door Designer

Adding appeal to the outside of your home while bringing light in, windows marry form and function from both sides of the garage.

When it comes to bringing your garage door idea to life, seeing truly is believing. Precision Door’s online door designer helps you watch your ideas take shape. Get creating now!

You can also set up an appointment to visit the beautiful Precision Door showroom. For a sneak peak of what you’ll find, head to our photo gallery and select With Windows at the top.