Much of post-modern architecture is about angles and light, mixed-materials and clean lines. Industrial, exposed-infrastructure features are also a part of that aesthetic. As a result, we’re seeing more commercial businesses incorporating full-view glass overhead doors on their storefronts. This type of storefront door isn’t for everyone, but it’s particularly useful for businesses who need overhead doors anyway – like auto mechanics, as well as businesses who want an indoor-outdoor vibe – like cafes and restaurants. Is a glass overhead storefront door right for your business? Let’s look at the pros and cons:

Pros of Full-View Glass and Metal Garage Doors for Businesses:

  • They allow natural light in any weather.
  • Insulated glass lowers electricity bills.
  • You can prominently display promotions, adverts, and the inside of your business.
  • You maximize your business’ square footage.
  • They’re highly customizable: both in types and colors of glass as well as framing.
  • They’re low-maintenance.
  • They’re durable and won’t look worn out as they weather with time.
  • They improve curb appeal and attract people to your business.

Cons of Glass Overhead Doors on Storefronts:

  • They’re not applicable to every business. For instance, an art studio might not want paintings exposed to humidity, heat or cold.
  • When open, they allow the elements, debris and bugs to breach the inside of your business.
  • They’re expensive.
  • You need a more powerful opener system for glass overhead doors.

Wondering if converting your commercial glass entry doors to an overhead glass door is a good idea for the look and function of your business? Get ahold of your local exterior door installers to ask advice and schedule a consultation.