The names of garage door window styles vary by brand, but some styles include single panels, arched and sunburst, among many others, notes the Overhead Door, Wayne Dalton and Clopay company websites. The different window designs work well with the different garage door designs, such as traditional, contemporary or carriage.
Garage door windows can come in single panels, which are basic square windows that replace sections of the door's design for a seamless transition. These panes of glass can be small and numerous, or they can run the full length of the door and feature decorative trim between the panes of glass. This type of glass works well with traditional-style doors, notes Overhead Door.
Arched designs typically feature two rows of glass, with the bottom row featuring simple square windows spanning the length of the door, and the upper row featuring a curved design with full-height windows in the middle section and smaller windows along the outside edges. These windows work well for carriage doors.
Sunburst windows feature triangular-shaped panes of glass that fit in an arched design, resembling the rays of the sun. With all of the different window designs, many companies also offer different glass options, including tinted glass, tempered glass, shatter resistant and ultraviolet-protected options, among others.