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Glass garage doors are the ultimate statement piece for your home or business. As a matter of fact, homeowners and restaurant owners are getting creative by using glass garage doors in kitchens, basements, business offices, and even on countertops. Framed in full-view glass with a wide variety of colors and textures, glass garage doors also offer the most customization options. Choosing this modern style does not mean sacrificing privacy, though! With impact-resistant and tinted glass, you can rely on your new glass doors to protect your home and your family’s privacy.

When shopping for modern-style or mid-century modern garage doors, there are a few things to consider. With so many customization options, it is important to review all the choices available before making a decision. To get started, browse below to learn about the glass, frame, and track varieties. For more information or to set up a new door consultation, contact us!

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Choosing a Glass Garage Door

1. Frame Thickness

Typically, the longer or taller the door, the larger the frames are needed. Most manufacturers create frames from 1 ¾”, 2”, or 3” thick. However, wind-load glass doors will require thicker frames and structural supports called struts. In addition to support options, your frames can also be insulated. Between the aluminum frames, manufacturers can insert various layers of insulation to help your door provide more energy efficiency for your home or business.

2. Frame Color

Clear anodized aluminum is the standard color to start with for your garage door. This clean, metallic look is popular and presents a modern finish. However, you can also have the doors painted, powder-coated, or anodized. Our glass garage door manufacturer, Arm-R-Lite, offers the best finishing options in dozens of colors. Both their powder-coating and anodizing processes also ensure the longevity and durability of your frames. Beyond standard colors, Arm-R-Lite has a faux wood finish available in five unique wood grains. This combination of design freedom and durability allows you to outfit your home or business with the best glass garage door on the market. 

3. Glass Thickness

Standard glass is ⅛ DSB, but we only install ⅛ tempered glass due to safety concerns with DSB. When it comes to the thickness of glass, you can choose many different options. The most popular are ⅛ and ¼, but we offer double pain 7/16” or ⅝” and even 1” but that is very rare. You can select your glass thickness based on the area you live in and whether or not you have active children. Although these thick glass pieces are difficult to break, accidents do happen. However, the replacement options are easy and affordable. A garage door technician can simply remove the broken piece from the frame and replace it with a new one. During your new door consultation, we can explain the different thickness options and recommend which one will best suit your residential or commercial door. 

4. Glass Options

In addition to glass thickness, you can get different appearances as well. This aspect of your glass garage door design offers you the most customization choices from the type of glass to color and texture. For example, if you do not like clear glass for privacy reasons, you can get tinted, frosted, acid-etched, or mirror glass. If you worry about glass breakage, you can get an impact-rated glass at a slightly higher rate. If you can’t choose between clear or frosted glass, we can install a system that switches between the two by remote control. Beyond those particulars, we offer all of the below glass types and cosmetic options. 

Glass Types:

  • DS Glass
  • Tempered Glass
  • Laminated Glass
  • Insulated Glass
  • Acoustical Glass
  • Impact Rated Glass
  • Multi-Wall Polycarbonate
  • Acrylic Glass
  • Low-E Glass
  • Low Iron Glass

Cosmetic Glass Options:

  • Frosted Glass
  • Tinted Glass
  • Mirrored Glass
  • Self Cleaning Glass
  • Self Tinting Glass
  • Dry Erase Glass
  • Clear Glass
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5. Track Type

Glass garage doors are aesthetically amazing from the outside, but we can make the inside of your garage look just as stunning. In the same way, you can design your exterior frames, you choose the colors and coating of your interior tracks. For example, ask us about having your track and hardware powder-coated to blend seamlessly with your interior garage. In terms of your track radius, glass garage doors can function on a standard 15″ radius or be fitted for low headroom or high lift. Low headroom allows you to frame your garage door comfortably even with low ceilings. For high lifts, we build your track to provide more headroom for things like car lifts or to allow the gate of your SUV to fully extend in the garage. Check out our Garage Door Configurations page for more track conversion options. No matter the particular dimensions of your garage, we can outfit you with the best tracks. 

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Get Top Rated Glass Garage Doors from Our Favorite Brand: Arm-R-Lite

Arm-R-Lite Glass Garage Doors

We’ve partnered with Arm-R-Lite in New Jersey to provide the highest-quality glass garage doors on the market. They offer welded aluminum frames instead of rivets or screws for the frame to make the structure of the door significantly more durable and safe. In fact, Arm-R-Lite is so confident about its frames that they provide a 20-year warranty. With a new glass garage door from their product line, you can trust that your new residential or commercial door will be both stunning and long-lasting. 

If you’re looking for glass garage doors in a standard or custom style in any size from residential to commercial, we’re your glass garage door dealer. We provide installation, service, and repair of glass garage doors for the West Haven & North Haven CT areas. Check out our Gallery to see more options for new garage door installation!

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