Window Options: Muntins & Glass

More than any feature, windows in the garage door or front door can reflect the glazing design of the entire building or stand alone as a contrasting focal point. In addition, many of the glass options we have, provide privacy while adding a great design element. Overall shape, muntin profile and patterns are the main elements of a window’s design, but it’s glass, often overlooked, that gives the window that unique and final touch. Beyond standard clear glass, your options are virtually limitless. Whether choosing from our many offerings shown above or specifying imported, regional or artisan glass, we can help you create your vision.


The muntin profile can add to the window section immensely.  Whether subdued to allow the glass to take center stage or a more ornate look to accentuate, the muntin can really make a difference to your window design.

True Divided Lites (TDL)

True Divided Lites (TDL) is the standard option for our European Inspirations doors with our Clear Double Strength 1/8" glass.  This feature also includes the standard Quarter Round muntin profile.  This feature provides for a beautiful finished appearance.  There will be the exterior muntin and an interior muntin that will hold the glass in place.


Simulated Divided Lites (SDL)

Simulated Divided Lites (SDL) is used when the glass is insulated or unable to be cut to the size required for the window panes.  The standard glass for our European Inspirations, Insulated Clear, uses this method with the Quarter Round muntins placed in an overlay on top of the glass like a wood grid.  It also widens the muntin options available as narrow muntins cannot be in a TDL situation. We also offer the look of TDL through the use of decorative simulites and spacers for insulated glass options.

*(Standard with Putty, Optional on Quarter Round)


The European Inspirations doors come standard with Clear Double Strength true divided lites or Insulated Clear simulited divided lites, both with quarter round muntins.  Other glass options may be available, ask your territory manager for more information.