There are many different reasons to consider a Plexiglas garage door for your next addition. Plexiglas for one is much more durable than standard glass, and holds up better against debris hitting it. It doesn’t shatter like a normal pane of glass does, and is far cheaper to replace. The panels are much easier to handle, cut, and install than glass, and it is more forgiving. They are more widely available, and come in a clear form, opaque, and translucent styles.
You can often find Plexiglas much easier than your standard glass panes, and when they can be cut to fit the window space, while you have to order glass panes in exact sizes. You can even find some manufactures that sell complete doors, with the Plexiglas already in place. If you look around, you will find that some of these doors are also less expensive than other doors with glass in them.
Another reason to consider a Plexiglas door for your next addition is that they are safer and more secure than glass, so you may get a discount on your homeowner’s insurance. A lot of insurance companies give discounts for homes that have security and safety features installed, and the Plexiglas door is one of them.
There is a good reason for considering Plexiglas as well. It brings more light into your garage, and at night when the garage light is on, it illuminates to the outside, giving off a pleasant glow. Having light outside the door can make it easier to see if someone is standing there, giving you added peace of mind. Plexiglas is much lighter than conventional glass panes, so this will ease the strain on automatic garage openers. Since a Plexiglas door is lighter, you may have to adjust the tension on your garage door springs.
You should consider a Plexiglas door for your next addition for these and many other reasons. If you have a garage door that doesn’t have windows, you can replace sections with this material. If you already have panes in your door, but are constantly worrying about safety, or some of the panes are already broken then replacing them will be easy to do. Many of your home improvement stores carry a wide range of Plexiglas products, in styles and thicknesses that will fit your needs.
There are many installers as well. More and more companies are finding that using these materials is a better idea than the old glass products, for the same reasons mentioned here. You need to make sure that whoever you hire to install your doors is a professional, and has years of experience installing garage doors, as well as connecting them to your existing opener. They should have a license, be insured, and offer free estimates.
Consider a Plexiglas garage door for your next addition. It will save you time, be safer and more secure, as well as much easier to keep clean.