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Avante® Collection

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Modern glass and aluminum garage doors.

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Transform your home’s appearance with the modern look of a glass and aluminum garage door

Modernize your home with our popular line-up of aluminum and glass garage doors. The durable aluminum frame is available in a number of colors, including clear, black and bronze anodized, to complement your home style. Multiple glass options allow you to bring as much or as little natural light in as well as control the level of privacy.

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Overview

Clopay® Avante® Collection garage doors are constructed with aluminum and glass panels, lending a clean and modern aesthetic to any home or building. Avante® doors come with a five-year warranty on the finish and a three-year warranty on hardware. The collection offers two models, the Avante AV and the Avante AX. Both models are characterized by the following features:

  • Durable, low-maintenance 2-1/8" commercial grade aluminum frame with many glazing options.
  • Frame and solid aluminum panels available in choice of anodized and powder-coated finishes.
  • Tempered full-view glass, acrylic or solid aluminum panel options. Insulated glass garage door panels are available for increased energy efficiency.
  • Choose from our selection of aluminum garage door panel colors: White, Bronze, Brown, Clear Anodized, Bronze Anodized, Black Anodized.
  • ColorBlast custom colors available.
  • Color-matched aluminum grip handle.
  • WINDCODE® product available. (Click for details)

Pros and Cons of Glass Garage Doors 

Both modern and contemporary garage doors often feature glass panels, which have a number of advantages and disadvantages. Let's start with the pros: 
  • It improves curb appeal. The striking nature of a glass garage door is sure to boost the curb appeal of your home. This is actually the primary reason homeowners opt for glass garage doors. 
  • It opens up your garage space. Installing a glass garage door allows natural light inside your garage, which turns this otherwise dark and dingy place into a bright, welcoming one. With light coming in, you may be encouraged to use this space in other ways. 
  • It's surprisingly strong. Glass garage doors are not made from brittle, easily breakable glass, but rather tempered glass that's just as strong as aluminum or wood panels. If you want to take your security to the next level — and have the budget to do so — you can even have the panels made from bulletproof glass. 
  • No painting necessary. When it comes to many other types of garage doors, painting or staining is required every few years. With glass garage doors, however, the only thing you need to do is wipe them down with a soft cloth and some glass cleaner every couple of months. 
Of course, there are also a number of cons associated with glass garage doors:
  • Weight: Glass garage doors are quite heavy, so if you're retrofitting the door you currently have with glass panels, chances are you'll need to install a stronger opener, too. 
  • Cost: Tempered glass panels aren't cheap, especially if they're high-quality. And if you'd like to get them tinted or have a design etched on, that will up the cost even more. Glass panels are a luxury, and, like most luxuries, they are pricey. 
  • Limited applicability: While glass garage doors may look fantastic on a contemporary minimalist home, they're going to look a little odd on a Victorian or a bungalow. Before spending the money to install a glass garage door, make sure the door will go well with the rest of your exterior. 
  • Limited insulation: Whereas hollow panel steel, fiberglass and aluminum garage doors can be filled in with insulation, all-glass panels do not have this advantage — unless you opt for double-paned glass panels, which will provide much better insulation but also increase the cost of the project. 

Learn More in Our Buying Guide

 

5 year limited finish warranty3 year limited hardware warranty







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Updated December 18, 2019

Door Designs

CLEAR GLASS

GRAY TINTED GLASS

BRONZE TINTED GLASS

MIRRORED GLASS

OBSCURE GLASS

WHITE LAMINATE GLASS

FROSTED (SATIN ETCHED) GLASS OR FROSTED ACRYLIC

CLEAR ACRYLIC

GRAY ACRYLIC

WHITE ACRYLIC

CLEAR POLYGAL

BRONZE POLYGAL

CLEAR ANODIZED (ALUMINUM PANEL)

*Frosted is used in the AV/AVI models while Satin etched is used in the AX model. Both are very similar in appearance.
For more information regarding construction options per panel style, click here

Colors

CLEAR ALUMINUM (ANODIZED)

STANDARD WHITE

BRONZE (PAINTED)

CHOCOLATE (PAINTED)

BRONZE (ANODIZED)

BLACK (ANODIZED)

DARK BRONZE (ANODIZED)

Due to the anodizing process, color variation may occur. The use of “Bronze (Painted)” is recommended for a more consistent bronze finish color. Custom colors available.

Hardware Designs

HANDLES

Optional Aluminum Grip Handle

Clopay® Avante® Collection garage doors are manufactured in the United States by expert craftspeople. These glass and aluminum doors can be built with tempered glass (optional insulated glass), acrylic, polygal or solid aluminum frame panels. The replaceable vinyl bottom weather seal in a rust-free aluminum retainer protects your garage (or any other room where your door is installed) from the outside elements.

MODEL AX

Made of 2-1/8” durable commercial grade aluminum, making it virtually maintenance-free and long-lasting.
Integral section joint seal for further reduction of air and water infiltration.
Smooth flat frame edge design for a more contemporary look.
Reinforcing fin included on doors wider than 14’. Standard doors 12’ and under do not use built-in reinforcing fin. Usage on widths 12’2” to 14’ depend upon glass weight. WINDCODE® doors may vary.

MODEL AV/AVI

Made of 2-1/8” durable commercial grade aluminum, making it virtually maintenance-free and long-lasting.
Tongue and groove section.
Slanted beveled frame edge design for a classic look.
Reinforcing fin included on all doors.