Pink Building in Tuscon Arizona

You can tell a lot about a community’s history and culture not only from the architecture of its public buildings and plazas but also from the architecture of private homes and neighbourhoods. In Tucson, for instance, you will see traditional Pueblo-style adobe construction and Spanish Colonial style wrought iron work alongside Craftsman bungalows and post-war ranch homes. Garages attached to these very different homes should complement their diverse styles and NationServe makes that possible with doors in a vast array of designs, colors, and materials. We can even customize our garage doors to complement your home’s façade; upload a photo of your home to our online Design Center and see what appeals to you!

Window Dressing: Add Architectural Interest to Your Garage Door

Sonoma garage door with windows

You wouldn’t wear a monochromatic suit without adding something for contrast. Adding windows lends interest and contrast to the large monochromatic visual space of your garage door. The addition of windows can also help your garage door fit more harmoniously with the other exterior walls of your home. If your home is in a contemporary style, you could even go beyond windows and get one of our contemporary glass and aluminum doors.

Are you thinking about upgrading the exterior of your home or sprucing it up before putting it on the market? Adding window panels to your garage door is an easy way to add some architectural interest and curb appeal.  Call NationServe for garage door repairs in Tucson or any of our locations nationwide; we can add window panels to existing garage doors or install a new garage door for you.

Lighten It Up


Still not sure whether it’s a good idea to put windows in garage doors? In Tucson and other cities across the Southwest, garages are often considered an extension of a home’s living space. If you use your garage as a workshop, a pottery studio, or a home office, adding windows to your garage door will give you the benefit of natural light when you’re working. Even if you only use your garage to park your car, natural light can still be a very welcome feature in your garage.

Maintaining Privacy

One common concern for homeowners is whether adding windows to their garage doors is a security hazard, putting cars and other equipment on display. You can actually have windows without giving passersby a view of everything in your garage. At NationServe, you will find frosted and tinted windows that let light in while maintaining privacy. Windows can also be positioned high on the garage door, too high to be seen through by people walking by.

Wayne Dalton Garage Door windows with privacy

Energy Efficiency

Adding windows to your garage door does reduce the energy efficiency of the door. If this is a concern for you, make sure to get double-paned windows to reduce heat loss in winter. Tinted glass will help keep your garage cooler during the summer.

What about Breakage?

There’s no getting around the fact that the glass panel of your garage door window is more fragile than the metal or wood panel it replaces. Double-paned windows are more resistant to scratching and breakage than single-paned windows. A high-quality polypropylene frame will also make your window more durable. Keep in mind that a broken window is easily replaced with a quick call or online service request to NationServe!

Upgrading Your Garage Door

Renovations are a bit like potato chips – one just leads to another and it’s hard to stop! You may feel the same way after you’ve seen how great your NationServe garage door looks with windows. One very cost-effective and useful upgrade to your garage door is the addition of a smart garage door opener.

Take a look at our selection of innovative Genie® and LiftMaster® garage door openers in Tucson or at any NationServe across the country. If you’re one of those people who go through rush hour traffic wondering if you remembered to close the garage door, this is one upgrade that will give you peace of mind! These state-of-the-art garage door openers can also alert you if the garage door has been opened by unauthorized people when you’re not home.

Come visit your nearest NationServe showroom and let us show you how to enhance your garage door’s appearance, security, and functionality!