These days, more and more residential and commercial buildings are opening up their floor plans and filling their spaces with light. One cool new way to enhance your home or business’s light, the bright atmosphere is with a luminous glass garage door. Available in a wide variety of styles and privacy options, these high-performing doors can transform your garage or business front from boring to beautiful.

What Is a Luminous Garage Door?

Garage doors can be functional, efficient, and sometimes even stylish—but they don’t always steal the show when it comes to home and building design. Luminous garage doors hope to change that, bringing a “wow!” factor to an often underappreciated component of a home or business space.

Luminous garage doors are composed of sleek, modern, frameless glass panels mounted on top of an aluminum structure. The tempered glass panels can be translucent, opaque, or mirrored, each providing different amounts of privacy. The low-profile aluminum frames are available in a variety of finishes to match your style (including bronze and powder-coated options).

The close-fitting, durable panels are extremely secure and keep out wind and weather as effectively as traditional aluminum doors, with minimal maintenance and impressive long-term reliability. Commercial models are available with insulated glass, making them a good energy-saving choice for a wide variety of spaces.

Luminous Doors for Home or Commercial Use 

Commercial Applications

Luminous garage doors are ideal for businesses like car dealerships and other commercial showrooms that need the convenience of traditional lift doors but want a clean aesthetic to showcase their products around the clock. Other small businesses, however, can also take advantage of these contemporary designs.

As warehouses and industrial areas are converted to bars, restaurants, small businesses, and galleries, it can be cost-effective and convenient to convert an existing overhead door to a luminous door rather than framing in a traditional storefront. It also takes advantage of the trendy industrial chic aesthetic that continues to thrive across the country, allows plenty of natural light into your space, and makes it easy to open up your space for events, open houses, and indoor-outdoor seating.

Residential Applications

In your home, consider using a luminous door on a converted garage workshop or updated “man cave” to bring in light and open up the space. If you’re building new, custom designing in a luminous door can help your garage blend seamlessly into open, window-rich modern construction.

A series of luminous doors can also be a modern way to create a wall of windows between an indoor-outdoor mixed-use space, allowing you to easily transition between indoor and outdoor living areas at the touch of a button for parties, gatherings, and other warm weather fun. You could even use them as interior dividers for loft-concept living and working environments, such as modern “micro-apartment” spaces or small business collective/studio workspaces.

Contact the Des Moines Garage Door Specialists 

WD Door recommends and installs a wide variety of residential and commercial garage doors in Iowa. If you’re interested in finding out more about luminous garage doors for your home or business, give us a call. We carry and install a wide variety of garage doors, from classic wood designs to ultra-modern commercial choices.

Whether you’re building a new home or commercial space, redesigning your existing space, or replacing an existing garage door, our experts can help you find the perfect solution that fits your needs, your style, and your budget.