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If you’re in the process of planning a new garage door installation, you may be thinking about picking a door with windows. Windows are a popular, trendy choice for almost any garage door type and home. 

Since your garage door is a substantial commitment, you’ll want to consider all of the pros and cons of garage door windows and whether or not the benefits are in your favor. Check out some key factors that may determine this aspect of your new door!

The Pros of a Garage Door with Windows

Let’s start with all of the perks that come with installing a garage door with windows. 

Natural Light

The natural light you get from having garage door windows may be particularly appealing if you have a workshop in your garage or a hobby that you can’t do inside your home. Either way, if you spend a significant amount of time in your garage, lighting is an important factor—and there’s no better way to brighten a space than with natural light. 

Using natural light in place of overhead lighting is also more energy efficient and may help reduce your utility bills so you can save money. 

Curb Appeal

A garage door with windows is often more aesthetically pleasing than a door without this design element. Windows stand out against the solid color of your door and draw the eye of those passing by.

While it may seem like a minor detail, boosting curb appeal with garage door windows can actually have a big impact on the value of your home, so it’s an investment that can end up paying for itself in the long run. 


There are dozens of styles and arrangements you can choose from for your garage door windows, making it an incredibly customizable and unique design feature of your home. Depending on the style of your door, home, and other windows, you can pick from multiple glass options like:

  • Clear
  • Tinted
  • Frosted

And more! 

The Cons of a Garage Door with Windows

On the other hand, there can be drawbacks to consider before installing a garage door with windows. 

Privacy & Security

While the natural light that garage door windows let in is such a benefit, the downside is the potentially unwanted visibility into your home. Because your garage usually houses expensive items like cars, motorcycles, lawnmowers, and more, windows can make it a lot easier for people to see what you have stored

One solution is to reduce visibility through your garage door windows by choosing a door design that has the windows at an elevated height. Another great option is to choose tinted or frosted windows.

Broken Glass

Between kids playing in the driveway and lawnmowers flinging stray rocks, window breaks are a possibility. To help avoid damage or injury from shards of glass, consider installing tempered glass, which is a more resilient option for your garage door windows. 

Added Cost

A garage door installation that has windows is more expensive than one that doesn’t. As we highlighted in the pros, windows can lead to increased home values and lower energy bills, but you’ll want to be prepared for a higher cost upfront. 

Schedule Your New Garage Door Installation with Amega

Whether you choose a garage door with windows or not, our team at Amega is ready to help bring your vision to life! Our service technicians are available to install your new or replacement garage door and provide service whenever it works best with your schedule. Contact us today to learn more about garage door windows and your options with Amega!