Architectural Glass specializes in providing premium door glass insert options for designers and general contractors looking to elevate a home or business’s entryway appeal. Our door glass inserts are expertly crafted to complement any style of door and are available in a range of sizes to fit most interior and exterior doors. Typically exterior front and rear doors are the most common application for pattern glass inserts, but interior doors provide opportunities to enhance aesthetics and lighting with glass door inserts as well. Our team of professionals have decades of experience and can help you choose the right replacement door glass for your specific needs.
Custom Door Glass Inserts
Decorative glass door inserts can be found in exterior doors, sidelights, transoms, and interior doors. The various types of pattern glass can fit a variety of home styles such as period homes, modern, or rustic style homes. To select the best glass for your door inserts, it is ideal to consider the desired privacy level, safety, energy efficiency, and overall style.
Various methods of safety glass can be fabricated using pattern glass for doors, transoms, and sidelights. Safety requirements vary according to state and application – it’s always great to check online or with a general contractor to ensure glass inserts are a safe choice. A sales representative can also assist you with the ideal fabrication make-up for the glass inserts in your door. In some cases, safety glass can be used to improve UV and energy efficiency.
Door Insert Glass Options
Printed glass – Printed etched designs are popular when customers want obscurity and a custom design on their door glass inserts. We can design custom patterns for each individual’s preferences. Printed etched glass looks great in modern exterior or interior doors. For exterior doors, a true divided light door is ideal to show off the glass. Interior full-light doors (or pantry/ laundry room doors) are a great fit for their design flexibility. You can add graphics, words, and even colors.
Modern pattern glass – Modern styles of pattern glass include reeded glass, Estriado glass, Rivuletta, and Novomat frosted glass. This type of pattern glass also fits in a variety of styles of exterior or interior doors. Most modern styles of pattern glass are moderately opaque, allowing for a great deal of privacy.
Antique pattern glass – Antique styles of decorative glass include Flemish glass, Victorian glass, all types of restoration window glass, German Antique (GNA), Antik 17, and Seedy glass. The antique glass goes great in restoration doors from period homes, Mediterranean doors, and iron doors. Most styles of antique glass are highly transparent with a subtle wave or distortion to the glass.
Door Insert Safety Glass Options
Tempered glass – Tempered safety glass involves heating and rapidly cooling the glass to strengthen it. It is ideal when used for interior home or office door inserts. Tempered glass is heat treated to be stronger and break in a controlled fashion that is less dangerous than annealed glass.
Laminated glass – Laminated glass is a more complex manufacturing process, composed of two or more glass panels that are joined together by an interlayer. Laminated glass can block harmful UV rays to retain internal temperature and help with energy efficiency. Laminated glass is the recommendation for exterior door glass inserts. Laminating glass is more expensive than tempering due to the manufacturing but is also thicker and more durable.
Insulated glass units – Insulated glass consists of two or more pieces of glass separated by a spacer. The thickness of the glass panes used can vary according to preferences. Glass panes may be comprised of laminated or tempered glass compounding the benefits of both when safety is a concern. Insulated Glass Units, or IGUs, can additionally help with UV protection and energy efficiency.
Glass Inserts for Any Door & Entryway
In addition to our front door glass options, we also offer transoms and sidelights to complete the look of your entryway. Transoms are horizontal windows above exterior or interior doors, while sidelights are vertical windows on either side of a door. Both options allow for more natural light to enter your home and can help create a grander entrance. Our team can help you choose the right transoms and sidelights to match your front door glass inserts and overall aesthetic, ensuring a cohesive and stunning look for your home’s entryway.
- Interior doors – French doors, sliding glass barn doors, full lite glass doors, pantry doors
- Exterior front doors – Contemporary doors, Iron doors, Rustic wood doors, True divided light doors
- Glass inserts for transoms
- Glass inserts for sidelights
Door Glass for Home & Business Entryways
For designers and general contractors looking to add a touch of elegance and uniqueness to an entryway, our custom glass inserts are the perfect solution. Our team of engineers and glass experts can create custom designs tailored to your specifications, ensuring that your door glass inserts stand out from the rest. If you’re looking for a specific pattern or design, our team can make it happen. We can digitally print images for custom logos onto many of our pattern glass options for a truly unique entryway to your place of business.
Pattern Glass for Door Inserts
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