Think You Know What Garage Doors Do? Think Again!

Do you love the idea of an all-glass garage door? Chances are good that you’ve seen them before – they’re found in restaurants and many other places. You may have even seen them on Instagram and other social media outlets.

Garage Door Model: California, 9' x 7', White aluminum frame, Sandblasted glass

All-glass garage doors are more than trendy – they’re an embodiment of modern design and beauty. They’re hip and eye-catching, but they’re also versatile and help you transform your space into something brand new.

Chances are good that you’ve seen a full-glass garage door installed between:



· A deck and an interior room, such as a dining or sitting room

· Two interior rooms within a restaurant or other commercial facility

· Between an outdoor deck and a living room to bring the outdoors inside

· A deluxe pool house, a fabulous she-shed, and more

Garage Door Model: California, 12' x 7', Black aluminum frame, Clear glass

You like this look? This a California Garage Door , 12' x 7', Black aluminum frame, Clear glass


However, chances are good you’ve never seen a garage door this small, or used in this way!

The California garage door over a kitchen sink. Inside of the door from the kitchen


About the Project and How It Came to Be

“A great couple came to us. They loved having family and friends over, entertaining them, and preparing meals. What they didn’t like was having to walk from the kitchen, carrying plates and bowls, food and drink, out to their patio, which had to be accessed through the dining room.” – Brenda King, designer

Our customers were looking for something unique, something that spoke to them. Ultimately ,they wanted a door that would separate their three-season sunroom from the kitchen, while allowing food and dishes to move through with ease.

“I didn’t know very much about panoramic garage doors. We’ll garage doors in general, let’s be honest. However, when I set foot into Midway Garage Doors, their team immediately made me feel at home. They listened patiently to my long list of wants and wild ideas, and then they went to work to make that dream come true.”

Custom garage doors seem out of reach for many people, who assume that “standard size” is their only option. The truth is that there’s really no such thing. We might define the size of a Single garage door as 9’x7’and a Double garage door as 16’x7’, but those are just estimates. The truth is that all garage doors must be manufactured to fit the installation requirements – they’re customized.

Garaga offers residential doors from 4 to 20 feet wide (to the nearest inch), and 6 to 12 feet high (in 1- or 3-inch increments).

The California garage door: A look from the outside, in the 3-season sunroom

Some of the Technical Details

Want the details about this stunning custom garage door? Here’s what you need to know:

  • Door dimensions : 48 X 56 inches
  • Model : California , with a black frame
  • Window type : Clear tempered glass inside and out
  • Hardware type : Dura+ with torsion spring. We made sure the torsion spring was concealed in a wooden box above the door, rendering it invisible.
  • Galvanized tracks and hinges : Finished with an enamel-based black paint for a sleek aesthetic.

Motorized Options for Tiny Garage Doors

One last amazing detail – the tiny garage door we designed? It’s motorized! We opted for a LiftMaster 8500, which is a jackshaft opener designed to be installed to the side, rather than on the ceiling.

Great Idea! The spring system and garage door opener were attractively concealed.

Trying to spot the opener? It’s right in front of you, but chances are good you can’t spot it. We concealed it inside a cabinet.

The tiny opener was easy to hide, thanks to its diminutive dimensions:

· Height: 16 ¼ inches

· Width: 6 inches

· Depth: 6.85 inches

One more cool feature is that despite its tiny size, the garage door opener features MyQTM, which allows the owners to open and close it, lock and unlock it, from their smartphone. How simple is that?

What Dream Can We Build for You?

Contact us now at 1-866-573-3667.

Our team is looking forward to helping you bring your dreams to life! Whatever your project might be, we can offer the best garage doors for your goals, aesthetic, and budget.

Want to see your options before talking to us? No problem!

Check our Design Centre to see your choices in finishes, designs, hardware, and more, all from your home PC. Make sure to check out our garage door gallery, too. When you’re ready, we’d be happy to send you a quotation by email.

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