They say windows are the eyes to your soul, and we believe they are also the highlight of many garage door projects! Add curb appeal to your home by choosing the right window design, placement, and size for your desire! From the big, beautiful windows of classic American carriage house doors to the geometrically shaped and varied placement of modern doors to personalization for you alone, all Fimbel window sections offer unmatched beauty and durability.
Before we get into what you will find in a window section of a Fimbel door, let's take a look at what you may be surprised not to find:
- You will not find plastic inserts creating the design.
- You will not find seams and cracks separating overtime through age and use where the design has been pieced together.
- You will not find limitations in the size for the width or the height or the corners or the arch or the arches or virtually any other design feature you desire.
What you will NOT find makes your life more durable and more beautiful!
Presidential Series - Adams PR11S Trifold design.
Where many others use window inserts or have to joint the pieces together, our tops are made of solid, one-piece material. This means the entire face of the window section is one quality sheet of carved material to provide the highest quality and customization available.Value
In the recently published Cost vs. Value Report from Remodeling Magazine, Garage Door replacement sits at #1 with a whopping 93.8% Return on Investment at resale! Whoa! It is clear that curb appeal is greatly enhanced with a quality garage door!
One way to increase curb appeal is by adding a top section to make the door more inviting. Since 71% of American use their garage door as the primary entrance to their home, we proudly offer a warm invite with the nearly unlimited customization as well as beauty and durability of our top sections!
Presidential Series - Lincoln PR12 with custom lites.
What sets us apart
Others find themselves limited in their window design options, while we have crafted ourselves to be nearly limitless. Because of the single sheet application we can provide nearly any window configuration and design without inserts. The patented construction of Fimbel doors allows for either larger or smaller window options and are available in 1" height increments (all series) and 1" width increments (excludes the American Legends which offers 3" width increments) for greater flexibility.
The precision fit machining of the Estate Collection allows for a tight seam between the top section and the section below. Where others may have a rounded edge all of our doors with meeting rails will have a precise clean fit.
All of the sections of our doors including the top section provide you with a low maintenance lifestyle. Through basic cleaning and annual cleaning practices can keep the exterior looking smooth and clean, maintaining the cleanliness of the glass, gives the whole door a shine and the appearance of brand new.
Euro-Dor Series - Euro Raised Panel with Sunray top design.
Get Creative with our Construction
Using patented processes we blend old school craftsmanship with new-school innovations to offer you more in your garage door! You can choose from either the Traditional or Euro style top (shown below) as well as a C-profile or a V-profile (shown below) to complement the details of your home! While we offer a vast library of standard designs from carriage to traditional to modern, we don't stop there!
To truly make this your own, custom designs and arches are available in nearly any configuration of simulated divided lites, but we also invite you to explore our options for scroll tops, architectural designs, and unique window options. You can further make it your own by choosing specialty glass for your door! As you can see from the variety of samples shown below, if you can dream it, we can make it!
C-grille profile has a rounded design and the V-grille profile has a sharp design.
Traditional style and Euro style tops are available; various design options.
Take a peak!
Depending on the style of your home and door, windows can truly add to the look of a home's overall appearance whether it's at the beach, the suburbs, or the mountains! Take a journey to get an idea of what's available for you!
One with an arch top and 16 lites (left) speaks to the traditional appearance of the home. The other (right), with the complementary transom with rectangular lites, shines with a modern edge. These two literally live beside each other, are built from the same model door, and have been individually selected to complete the varied appearance of the exteriors. Imagine how this style could complement your home with the right design!
Euro-Dor Series - EU505-Athens (left) with 32” Euro top (16 lites) and EU504-Brussels (right) with 26” Custom top (2 lites).
At Fimbel ADS, much like at Burger King, you can have it 'your way'! We pride ourselves on offering you more in your garage door, and want to inspire you to think beyond the traditional and carriage style designs of many doors today and explore a door with a modern twist!
Euro-Dor Series - Modern Style with staggered lites and custom glass.
Typically window sections will be designed and installed at the top of the door, but there is no limit to where you can add the windows or the window section! In the image below, the double window section adds to the farmhouse feel of the home!
Euro-Dor Series - Santorini EU18S with double window section with custom lites.
To spruce up the interior and bring in the appearance of true divided lights, we offer an interior grille insert (grille is the technical name for the narrow stips that create the panes of a window). Don't be fooled though, this is not a plastic insert pieced together to complement your design. The same quality of the exterior, visible grille and whatever design and configuration you've chosen, can be replicated on the interior of your Fimbel Door. This small upgrade finishes off the door with a clean, high-end look.
Roaring Twenties Series - interior grille inserts.
Remember that 'single sheet' construction we mentioned earlier? Here's one area we allow it to shine! Using the same process used to create the standard window designs, we can carve intricate scrollwork (and more) into the design. Using a two-tone paint application, we can then make it look like wrought iron for an elegant and timeless look.
Presidential Series - Roosevelt PR13A with two tone paint and custom scrollwork.
We love to honor history and the incredible evolution of architecture over time, so preserving history through restorations makes our hearts swell. But we know those projects can often have unique openings and demands from local historic preservation organizations. For this we are able to customize the size of the door as well as any arches or designs. Custom and elliptical arches are available as well as Colonial corners and so much more!
American Legends Series - McCormick LV15A with custom top.
Roaring Twenties Series - Detroit RT11S with Traditional style top and custom arches.
Not only does a window section add to the overall design of the door, adding this element will add natural light to your garage!
American Legends Series interior.
Insulated Glass Package:
With options for an insulated glass package you can avoid condensation and other unsightly results when combining a heated or temperature controlled garage with insulated glass. This package will add a more robust set of interior hardware to accommodate the weight of the insulated glass itself, but we can engineer our way around anything and make sure your door functions as it should. For more information, you can catch up on the conversation by reading our Condensation Blog.
With this package you can improve energy efficiency and avoid condensation as well as keep heat in during the winter and keep heat out during warmer temperatures. Managing the temperature of your garage reduces the demands on your home's heating system and finances.
Euro-Dor Series - Athens EU505 with custom arch top and faux stain.
Here's what NOT to do:
Brace yourselves - the following images may be upsetting to anyone who loves garage doors the way we do. Each of these projects could be properly designed to complement the opening rather than simply closing it, and we have the solutions to do just that at Fimbel ADS.
This first example is just all wrong. The American Legends doors were made as they were ordered, but the options to make it right were not addressed.
- Note that the doors are even with one another - the driveways are at different elevations. This small impact shows the difference in the reveal (the exposed material) at the top. We could have addressed this issue by adjusting the size of each section to keep the sections like up and the reveal at the top even with the other.
- Note that the corners of the window section are covered by the opening's Colonial Corner design (sometimes referred to as clipped, Dutch, or chamfered corner). This issue is seen all too often and can be easily addressed by sending us the measurements to complement the opening.
In our experience over the last (almost) 100 years in the industry, we believe that custom openings deserve custom arches. As seen in this image, the custom arch of the opening is not the same as the standard arch we offer. Do you see the difference in the reveal from the middle to the sides? This could have been easily addressed with a few basic measurements. We believe your home deserves the best. That is all…
And one more with the arch issue mentioned above. This project has a custom 'salmon' color factory finish to complement the bronze details around the home's architecture; however, the ample reveal in the middle is in contrast to the lack of reveal at the corners. This small aspect detracts from the quality that surrounds the detail.
Let's do it!
You will not find a more durable, customizable, and sustainable door in the garage door industry.Using our one piece construction method to eliminate the gaps at joints and unsightly plastic inserts of other door models, our interior grille option enhances the character and depth of the top section!
We pride ourselves on the ability to offer you solutions! We offer everything from
creative designs to funky features to matching uneven floors and odd heights and widths. Whether it is aligning with the requests of the local historical society, fulfilling a technical
or design challenge, or simply satisfying a whim, we are enthusiastic about taking on your vision and building to your one-of-a-kind requirements!
Find a dealer by visiting our dealer locator and let's get started on your perfect door!