Living in Wisconsin is distinctly different from Illinois. One of the "culture" items is the value of the garage. For some reason, Wisconsinites loves their garages. I can understand this delight in a warmer climate, but it is not warm most of the year in this state. I too love garages and fell in love, at first sight, when I saw a glass garage door for a garage.
I have seen vintage garage doors that I love but never a modern glass door. Well, I was pleasantly surprized - look at the grand design options for glass garage doors!
I simply wanted to share with the many different photos I found out on the Internet for designs incorporating glass doors.
With the garage being a large room, once the clutter and the cars are removed, a glass garage door makes the room multifunctional - great for large family gatherings - cookouts, tailgating and super bowl parties and more.
The modern glass doors surprised me the most.
And then....I found condos with glass garage doors - both in the living room and also even a sample photo with a glass garage door in the bedroom - this takes the lanai into a whole new spectrum.
I hope you enjoy the many varieties that I found. Please share with us IF you have a glass garage door or your other thoughts/suggestions on this unique home improvement.
Glass Garage Doors Not Just for Commercial Buildings
In the past, garage doors made of glass were often seen and still are seen even today in commercial buildings. Perhaps the most common use is the restoration shop for classic automobiles. Yet, glass garage doors can play a significant role in your home's exterior and will serve a visual function inside - lighting in the natural light and serve a soulful purpose on the inside by allowing the exterior to flow inside.
Windows and air circulation are one of the most appreciated upgrades to a home. Yet, somehow the glass garage door is never shouted as an option - until now! Take charge of your building, your home, add in a functional but fun glass garage door.
As the photos will show, the glass garage door is not dedicated to the commercial space any more! The small condo space is my favorite use - it takes that small footprint and empowers it with space by allowing access to the heavenly blue sky.
Glass Garage Doors
Options - Glass Options Canopy
Glass Options for The Glass Garage Door
Today's marketplace is amazing - look there are even optional colors and tints for your glass garage door.
Glass Garage Doors in a Condo Living Room and Also Shown in A Bedroom
And as promised, please find below the photos of the glass garage doors for the living room in a condo and for a bedroom in a condo.
Outdoor living has arrived!
Folding Glass Garage Door - Not Just for the Garage Anymore!
Glass Garage Doors
As you saw, glass garage doors can be both functional and glamorous but they are not for everyone and not for every room. It goes without saying that the climate will determine the usefulness of the specific room you choose. Cold Midwestern winters dictate that a glass garage door for your living room may not be cost efficient.
What do I love about glass garage doors? Let me count the ways...
First and foremost the sunshine!
Second, the room brings the outside in and you become one with nature.
Third, a glass garage door serves to beautifully showcase the room's contents. Yes, the glass garage door does really well for displaying a fantastic classic car!
Fourth, oh, heck, who needs a fourth - the first three are sufficient not to mention, number one is sufficient in and of itself!
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jay on July 03, 2017:
What about screen & window shade/covering for privacy for a glass garage door in the family rm?
Ken Kline (author) from Chicago, Illinois on October 27, 2016:
Excellent contribution - I always appreciate it when a professional stops by and contributes. You know first hand the ins and outs of the installation and the maintenance. Thank you very much for contributing.
I still to this day take photos of glass garage doors and will be adding more soon. What a wonderful addition to any site - residential or commercial.
In a little Wisconsin town, there was a new restoration shop that opened on main street and they added a glass garage door to showcase their projects - what a special treat for those who love classic cars!
Mark Hopson on October 15, 2016:
Glass can be tricky. You really want to make sure of 2 things when you do a glass installation. 1) Make sure you seal the gaskets properly. Any moisture can become a real problem down the line, especially if you have a wooden door. and 2) be very careful not to break it! lol. Hope that helps!
Mark from htpp://www.TheGarageRepairExperts.com
Ken Kline (author) from Chicago, Illinois on February 10, 2015:
Ah, shucks, Genevieve, thank you for the compliment. We love glass garage doors but a classic car lover - love garages period.
Genevieve on January 31, 2015:
There is a critical shortage of inimaortfve articles like this.
Ken Kline (author) from Chicago, Illinois on October 04, 2013:
We need more sources for these unique products. The garage doors are the new hot item for the home improvement market. Thank you for sharing.
Main Garage Doors from Los Angeles, California on September 20, 2013:
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Ken Kline (author) from Chicago, Illinois on September 14, 2013:
The glass doors are unusual, decorative and highly functional. I think it only makes sense. It surprises with the green movement that there isn't a higher demand for the glass doors. I don't know if the prices are not yet feasible for the profits margins or what the case is. I hope to see more green roofs and glass garage doors in our future - both for my home and my neighbors.
In Wisconsin, we are big on garage parties. It is a common thing for the day of the parade or special sporting events to have a neighborhood party in someone's garage. Sadly, most of the architecture puts garage doors at the street. In new high end residential communities we see the side garage and this garage door would be ideal.
There is no real substitute for natural light and that is where the glass garage doors excel.
glass garage doors on September 10, 2013:
i like this link thanks! the glass doors are looking good.Glass garage door is nice to sea out side the home to what happening there.
Ken Kline (author) from Chicago, Illinois on September 04, 2013:
Love this link - thank you very much! They match exactly. Glass garage doors I feel are underutilized. Imagine reinventing a commercial building and bringing in sunshine; imagine building a three car garage and having rays of sun light - natural sun light, imagine a multipurpose room - changing readily from garage/storage to party central. What a tremendous new home remodeling product.
Calvin on August 20, 2013:
Those are beautiful doors! Similar to the ones at http://www.glassgaragedoors.com
Kelly Kline Burnett from Madison, Wisconsin on June 09, 2012:
Doors make a huge difference in both appearance and security. So glad an industry expert such as yourself has stopped by. I appreciate your contribution.
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Kelly Kline Burnett from Madison, Wisconsin on May 21, 2012:
Dear Akon Feon,
Always great to hear from suppliers that match our articles. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing. I didn't realize there was a specialty for carriage house doors - that is really helpful.
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Garage Equipment on July 28, 2011:
As with other types of doors, garage doors can also be colored from various types of paint available today. This type of paint as paint and varnish duco plain wood.
Kelly Kline Burnett from Madison, Wisconsin on May 19, 2011:
Thank you so much! Garage doors are so important and yet they offer such a great challenge for the architecture of a home. I wish the Midwestern weather where I live was better suited for these great glass doors but oh, it is fun to see the variety.
marsgroupad on May 17, 2011:
Great ideas! I love the glass garage doors... I will be reposting this on my garage door repair blog!
Kelly Kline Burnett from Madison, Wisconsin on January 18, 2011:
Aren't these different?! Would have never have thought of the garage door and yet the glass works beautifully!
ed77burns on January 18, 2011:
Home improvement ideas is of great help for me.