If you have a full view aluminum garage door or another similar style of garage door, you may have privacy issues. The good news is that it can be fixed. The bad news is that your nosey neighbors might just talk to you more. It can be very irritating to always have someone peering in your garage from the windows on the garage door. It can also be a home security risk. People looking for hot cars and expensive tools to steal can look right into your garage at them. Thankfully, there are a few ways to get around this. Most of them are fairly cheap ideas. You may not be worried about privacy right off the bat, but eventually, you will be. It isn’t paranoia, it is just a matter of protecting what is yours during troubled times. So, what can you do to give your garage door windows that privacy factor?
Garage Door Window Tinting
This is probably the second most basic idea for it and the second cheapest. However, it is also the best idea for privacy in your garage. It is just like tinting the windows on your car. Except… It is a lot darker. The tint is dark enough that it is hard to see in a dark garage during the day and not possible to see it at night. It works just like a great pair of sunglasses. As we said before, it is also probably the second most affordable idea. It will still cost a small sum of cash, but it is definitely worth it.
Okay, this is the first cheapest idea and the easiest, in theory. Can you imagine putting a long bar across your garage in front of the door? First off, it needs to be out of the way of your garage door while it is moving. Second, you have to find a bar long enough. So this is not the hottest idea here. It is likely the cheapest, though. Moving on, now.
Films and Such
You can also get a window film that works like a two-way mirror. This will diminish the amount of light that comes into your garage, though and at a high rate. It kind of spits in the face of thieves and nosy neighbors, though so we like it! You can also try frosting the windows, which is like the blur window film but makes the window go from smooth to rough when you touch it. Let people look into your garage with that on there, it will look like a bad dream sequence. If you are completely out of ideas and cash… Try some aluminum foil. You might end up getting a few funny looks from the rest of your street’s inhabitants, though.