The request for standard glass garage doors often come from customers who are unfamiliar with the product they need. Unfortunately the term “Standard” is very misleading and subject to misinterpretation by dealers, installers, and manufacturers. Because of this, customers can end up with a product they did not have in mind.

Standard Glass Garage Doors - Pitfalls

Standard Glass Garage Door Pitfalls

What is a standard glass garage door? Sometimes word “standard” as a synonym for cheap, or it can mean size, or it can reference glass type or finish. A member of our sales team often uses this analogy when asked about our “standard” glass garage doors:

“How comfortable are you with going to a car dealership, handing a check to the sales person and telling them to give you a whatever their standard car is? Of course you wouldn’t do that, that would be silly. Glass garage doors are in the same situation. You wouldn’t hand over a check for a “standard” car without knowing what you are getting, then why do it with  what is likely the largest moving part of your home or business – your glass garage door?”

We suggest that before you reach out to Arm-R-Lite or one of our approved dealer/installers you should have an firm idea of what you need and what you want. That means the size of your opening, what kind of glass, finish or color, and how much clear space you have around your opening. Knowing these things beforehand makes it that much easier to ensure you don’t waste your time or money on a standard glass garage door product that someone assumed you wanted. It’s easy to ask for a standard glass garage door, but your “standard” may not always be the same as someone else’s.