People use their garages for all sorts of things. Some turn them into home gyms, others use them as workrooms, or as storage space as it’s easier putting stuff in the garage than taking it up to the loft. When you’re using the garage as a space to do something in, the likelihood is that you’ll need to allow as much natural light as possible into the space, so you can see what you’re doing.
On the other hand, your car is probably the second most valuable thing you own, after your home, so it makes sense to keep it protected from the elements and away from prying eyes in the garage. It’s quite incredible to think that so many of us prefer to store things we don’t need in the security of a garage, yet are happy to leave such a valuable item of property outside!
With the growing trend for working from home leading us to use our cars less, it makes sense to use the garage for what it was originally intended. And when it comes to replacing the garage door, there are a number of reasons why it is a good idea to have garage doors without windows.
Security and protection
If you’re intending to use your garage as a place to store your car, not having windows in your garage door will be more secure – especially if your car is your pride and joy! With a garage door without windows no-one will be able to see what your car is, nor whether or not you’re home.
Also worth remembering that storing your car in the garage will help protect it from the elements… and the birds! On an icy winter’s morning, you won’t have to take valuable time scraping the ice off the windscreen before it’s safe to drive, or sweep snow off the roof so you can drive safely and within the law.
Cheaper and quicker to make
On the whole, garage doors without windows are cheaper to buy and won’t take as long to make. So if budget or speed are a consideration, they are more likely to fit the bill. The fact they don’t have windows also makes them easier to maintain and easier to clean.
More energy efficient
Without windows to allow heat to escape from, windowless garage doors provide better insulation for your garage as well as the rest of your property.
No loss of aesthetics
The main concern people have about fitting a garage door without windows is that it has less kerb appeal than one with windows. But aluminium and G.R.P. doors come in a wide range of attractives colours and finishes that will make your property look great.
If you would like to find out more about windowless garage doors, please feel free to get in touch.