Garage door- I need some ideas on how to cover up the windows...

Kathie Weber
by Kathie Weber
We have a garage door with windows in it and I need some ideas on how to cover up the windows. When the sun is on that side of the house it gets really hot in the garage because of the windows. Any ideas would be appreciated.

  15 answers
  • Patricia Patricia on Jul 23, 2017

    i have a garage like that and i used some tint to cover them-- its at walmart in the automotive dept-- you cut it to size and it goes on easy--darkens just enough

  • Diana Brewer Diana Brewer on Jul 23, 2017

    You can put auto window tint on them,limo black to be exact.You can buy window film with patterns on it at Lowes or Home Depot,used for bathroom windows,front door windows,etc.etc..You may even want to buy mirror paint to put on the inside side of the glass.Just some thoughts...

  • A A on Jul 23, 2017

    There are many decorative films available. Check out Home Depot.

  • Sunny C Sunny C on Jul 23, 2017

    Hello Kathie; Tint is the way to go!!!

    Good Luck!

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jul 23, 2017

    You can paint the windows from the inside with thinned down latex paint. If you use a green, blue, purple, or amber shade, it will keep out lots of heat but allow enough light for you to see your car or the house door. Just another option. 😇

  • 13526476 13526476 on Jul 23, 2017

    Also, look in the crafts areas of your favorite stores for glass paints.

  • Judy Judy on Jul 23, 2017

    Use contact paper, with like a frosted pattern on it, so no one can look in, or there are other patterns too. Have a estimated idea of how much you will need before you leave home. J.

  • Kathie Weber Kathie Weber on Jul 23, 2017

    We are trying to knock off the heat that the windows allow in. Will car window tint do the trick?

  • Cindy Garcia Swistak Cindy Garcia Swistak on Jul 23, 2017

    buy stained glass windows that peel off and stick on!

  • Dan Hosfeld Dan Hosfeld on Jul 23, 2017

    Cheap plastic blinds from Walmart work wonders. I am surprised how inexpensive they are and when you put your hand between the blind and the window, you will quickly see how much heat they keep out. If you really want to go cheap, a piece of cardboard and tape will also readily block it out.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jul 23, 2017

    I have painted windows before and they did a great job of keeping the heat and sun out.

  • Jan Jan on Jul 24, 2017

    Home Depot sells an adhesive backed paper that can be solid, semi clear or pattern. I have a small glass window next to my front door that I put the paper that looks like window is etched.

  • Sic6059361 Sic6059361 on Jul 24, 2017

    When I bought my house, I was surprised that all of the windows were frosted. The single older lady said that she bought spray frost at Walmart and Lowe's. She had been a police officer and said that the frosting of the windows was a security item for her. I scraped the frost off in some areas, but left the majority of it. It is great at the edges of the windows where the drapes don't completely cover. I need to pick up a can to do my garage windows.

  • Re428108035 Re428108035 on Jul 24, 2017

    "Coavas Window film" Frosted, at Amazon Prime, inexpensive, easy to apply, looks great, Lets in very little light/heat

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 19, 2023

    Mirror foil applied to them.