My husband and I recently installed a patio outside our home, located off of our family room. The house borders the patio on two adjacent sides. But we soon realized that the wind coming around the far corner of the house was very strong and quite cold. The patio was so chilly that we couldn’t use it, even in late summer. My husband and I looked and looked for a solution that would improve the climate of the patio, without completely and entirely blocking the breeze or the outdoor light. We finally decided on a glass paneled garage door. It turned out perfect for our needs but we had another problem…
The sun through the glass panels was blinding in the afternoon. A solution would need to be implemented immediately. In order to save our eyes, we purchased decorative window vinyl and applied it to the four panels on the second row of the garage door. We choose a magnolia pattern. Since the glass panels are so large, it took four packages to completely cover the four panels.
Directions for Installing Window Vinyl Will Make You Avoid the Sun Light in the Eye
The application of the decorative window vinyl is easy, but it takes a little time to straighten the film and to get all the bubbles out. First, the windows should be extremely clean so the vinyl sticks well to the glass. Alcohol and paper towel is used to get the windows super-duper clean.
I used cardboard to create a pattern of the glass panels, which assisted very well in trimming the vinyl to size. Use water and a small amount of dish soap in a spray bottle for the installation.
Do not overlap the vinyl or lap the vinyl off the window because it may not adhere well. Spray the soapy water generously on the window and attach the vinyl. I started on the top of one corner and then used a squeegee to smooth out the bubbles as I went.
This was the first time that I’ve done vinyl and I think it turned out great! I hope you like it, too! And I hope it encourages you to give decorative vinyl a try yourself.
The magnolia pattern is beautiful and I love the effect of the sun shining through it. What do you think?