Choose Proper Glass Garage Door Accessories04/08/2014 Back To Blog
Glass garage door mechanisms are no different than the rest, apart from the material used for the panel. So, why would glass doors need different accessories? The truth is that they don't actually need different accessories but the right ones. Each material has special and unique properties and characteristics and we must play along in order to get the best out of our garage systems. After all, we do install glass doors to make good impressions, to beautify our homes and create a great and bright environment but shouldn't we also consider some practical issues as well, like our safety and convenience?
Get good parts for your glass doors
When you choose a new glass door, you are also called to select a frame. Although wood is an elegant choice, getting aluminum frames is the wise choice. Wood would make the door heavier and since it warps due to moisture, it will soon cause problems with your insulation, to say the least. You might also encounter issues with the door not closing full way due to the distortion of the wood while aluminum is strong for such applications and much more lightweight. It's also prudent to install good retainers with excellent quality weather seals around the door and giving some extra attention to the bottom seal, which is worn easier, is also smart.
Many people would go for double glass panels since they can offer better insulation but they will certainly make the door heavier. So, you need to consider whether the current springs have the sufficient power to lift the panel. It's not only about choosing the right accessories but it is also vital to select the proper garage door parts for each material and according to the weight of the door.
So, do yourself a favor and also check whether the horsepower of the opener is also sufficient and if you decide to get a new clicker, make sure it is compatible with the opener. These things are important when you get new garage doors and especially doors made of glass. This material is heavy and you wouldn't want to deal with broken glass due to the insufficiency of the springs to open the door!