Glass Garage Doors
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 the kitchen, basement, countertop, and even business offices. When shopping for these modern style garage doors, there are a few things to consider.
Choosing a Glass Garage Door
1. Frame Thickness
Typically, the longer or taller the door, the larger the frames needed. Most manufacturers create frames from 1 ¾”, 2”, or 3” thick. However, windload glass doors will require thicker frames and structural supports called struts.
2. Frame Color
Clear anodized aluminum is the standard color to start with for your garage door. You can have the doors painted, powder-coated, or anodized. Most companies will provide some standard anodized colors like black or dark bronze for a small upgrade.
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.
4. Glass Options
In addition to glass thickness, you can get different appearances as well. 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 would be like the option of clear or frosted glass, we can install a system which switches between the two by remote control.
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. Ask us about having your track and hardware powder coated to blend seamlessly with your interior garage. We can even 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.
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 their frames, they provide a 20-year warranty.
If you’re looking for glass garage doors in custom style or size or standard, we’re your glass garage door dealer. We provide material and installation for the West Haven & New Haven area.
Call us for a free quote and consultation at 203-980-5722