Are Glass Garage Doors Safe?

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Your garage is one of the main entryways into your home, and as such, you need to be able to trust that your garage door is secure and can keep you safe. Glass garage doors are rising in popularity as more and more people learn about their eye-catching beauty. However, stunning and unique as glass garage doors may be, many people have concerns about their safety. The last thing you want is for the glass to get shattered in a storm or by a burglar. As such, you’ll be relieved to learn that yes, glass garage doors can be quite safe – with the proper precautions.

Here is what you need to know about the security concerns people have about glass garage doors, as well as the measures you can take to ensure that your garage door is safe and secure.

Security Concerns With Glass Garage Doors

There are many safety concerns people have with glass doors. Yes, they are beautiful and unique, but are they worth it?

Privacy

You can see through glass, which makes people worry about protecting their privacy with glass garage doors. You probably don’t want just anyone who passes by to be able to look through your garage door and see what you’re up to and what you have stored inside of up. This is especially concerning for those who worry about thieves.

Easier To Shatter

Another major concern people have with glass garage doors is that they can shatter. Normal garage doors can be dented and damaged under impact, but no one wants to worry about Mother Nature or a potential thief shattering their garage door.

Attracting The Wrong Kind Of Attention

Glass doors are striking. It’s one of their many benefits. Since they’re uncommon, they’re very eye-catching and can make your home look very modern. However, many people worry that a glass garage door will make their home stand out as a target, as they can make your home look higher value. You want people to admire your glass door, but you don’t want to attract the wrong kind of attention.

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How To Improve The Safety Of Glass Doors

Fortunately, there are steps that you can take in order to address the above safety concerns and to improve the security of your glass doors.

Frosted Or Opaque Glass

If you love the look of glass garage doors but aren’t crazy about the idea of people being able to see through them, you can opt for frosted or opaque glass. That way, you can enjoy the aesthetic appeal of glass doors while making it far more difficult for people to be able to see through them.

Insulated Glass

It’s a simple fact that glass is not as strong as other materials that garage doors can be made out of. However, you can lessen the risk of a shattered garage door by using insulated glass. That way, it is harder to break.

Tempered Glass

Another way to improve the safety of your glass doors is by using tempered glass. Tempered glass is both significantly stronger than your standard glass and it is designed to break into small, evenly-sized pieces which lessens the danger broken glass can pose to your well-being.

Security Cameras

If you’re concerned about the possibility of a thief, adding security cameras both into your garage and outside of it can both provide you with peace of mind and scare off any potential thieves who see your cameras and think twice about attempting a break-in. 

Check The Frame

Contrary to what the name would suggest, glass garage doors aren’t just glass. They have a frame, usually made out of aluminum, that holds the panels in place. This frame helps to prevent breakage and keeps your garage door functioning properly. 

Keep It Transparent

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This is less about the garage door itself and more about your family. If you have children and/or pets, or you live in a neighborhood with little ones running around, you may consider keeping your glass door transparent. Statistics show that children get backed over by cars every week because they are not seen. If you feel generally safe in your neighborhood, you may consider keeping your glass door transparent to improve the safety of your property for your family.

High-Quality Glass Garage Doors You Can Count On

Advanced Door provides customizable glass garage doors that can elevate your home’s curb appeal. To learn more about our glass doors or any of our other garage door services that we provide, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!