Glass lite doors are a wonderful feature to include in your home. People love windows to the outside. We can see what is happening beyond them, what the weather is doing, how the trees are swaying, and just who has arrived in our driveway. The invention of glass has changed the world and how we see things – just how it has changed how we light up our homes. Glass set into a door gives it many added features and benefits that really make it worthwhile.
Not only does glass in our doors give us the chance to look out, it also gives light the chance to stream in. Some homes may have a dim entryway, and glass lites (the panes of glass set into a door) allow sunlight to filter through and light up the room. Natural light is always a plus as it helps save on electricity, energy, and provides the room with a more open, inviting feel no matter how small it may be.
Glass lites don’t have to be small, nor do they have to be completely see-through. You have an amazing choice of how your glass is sized in your door as well as the texture of the glass. After all, it is your door – you will choose how it looks. Glass doors can be made almost entirely of glass, or they can only have a few small windows if you like. Glass lites can also be broken up into multiple panes, similar to the way wood panels on a door are arranged, so you don’t have to worry about a single pane of glass if you want the majority of your door to be made of glass.
Manufacturers also make sure that the glass they use is strong and carefully crafted so it can withstand a lot of weather and temperature changes. This is because most doors are crafted as exterior doors and need to be able to handle moisture and seasonal differences. Doors can be given added protection via a storm door, but if that isn’t the case, you need a door that can be on its own. There are several glass textures that are typically not as strong as a smooth piece of glass, but don’t worry – these textured pieces can be placed between clear glass panes that are made to handle the exterior difficulties while the glass inside remains safe and exactly the way you bought it for years to come.
Take some time to check out the great choices of glass doors and you’ll quickly find yourself wondering how soon you can have a new door installed!