Frosted glass, when used in overhead garage doors, offers added privacy for homes and businesses. Frosted glass can also offer a sophisticated, high end appearance and add to the curb appeal of residential and commercial projects. However, not all frosted glass is made equal. Arm-R-Lite can help you choose the right type and style to make your project successful.
Frosted Glass Types for Arm-R-Lite Overhead Garage Doors
There are many types of frosted glass that can be used on an Arm-R-Lite welded aluminum and glass garage door. Below are some commonly used types we have seen requested on both commercial and residential applications:
Patterned Rolled: Pattered rolled glass contains a specific design feature on one or both sides of the glass. This is achieved by passing the sheet between textured rollers at the time of manufacture. Common designs are “cascading water” or a “dappled” texture such as shower glass. Patterned rolled glass may be requested as frosted glass due to its ability to obscure vision through the glass pane.
Sandblasted (Frosted): Sandblasted glass falls is considered a frosted glass type which has undergone a sandblasting treatment. Sandblasting is normally uniform in garage doors, however multi-relief motifs can also be applied. Please consult our customer care and sales department for custom designed sandblasted glazing options.
Acid-Etched (Frosted): Acid-etched glass is considered a frosted glass and may be wholly or partially matte in appearance. Acid etched glass is smooth compared to sandblasted glass. Acid etched, like sandblasted, is normally uniform in garage doors (no designs), however custom options are available though Arm-R-Lite.
Silk Screening: In a silk screen glass unit, an enamel coating is applied to part of the glass using a screen. The product is then vitrified during the tempering or strengthening process. Silk Screening is usually used in garage doors with a dot or square pattern, though custom options are available though Arm-R-Lite.
Ceramic Frit: The entire surface is covered with a coating of vitreous enamel. Ceramic frits seen most commonly on garage doors are large or small diameter circle patterns. Please contact our sales and customer service team with any questions regarding custom frit patterns.
Arm-R-Lite is able to accommodate glass thicknesses up to 1” insulated frosted glass units in our exclusive welded aluminum and glass overhead garage doors. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us regarding frosted glass types available in Arm-R-Lite overhead garage doors.