There are many ways you can personalize a door to make it uniquely your own. And one of the most impactful is the glass that you choose. Simpson offers dozens of options, all of which you can preview before you buy. Ready to see some ideas? As you get started with your glasspedition, keep these factors in mind. 

Design Style and Taste

While clear glass will go with any setting or design style, a great way to bring out the character of your space is to add a textured or decorative glass option to your door. With dozens of options to choose from, as well as the ability to create a custom design, you are sure to find the right fit for your personal taste.


It’s no secret that French and sash doors make a beautiful statement for any exterior door in the home, including the front entry. And these doors can even be used where privacy is an issue, just by selecting the right glass.

All of Simpson’s textured and decorative glass options come with a privacy rating on a scale of 1 – 10 to allow you to find the right fit for your application. The higher the rating, the more privacy that glass type allows. The door featured below, for example, included our seedy baroque textured glass which has a privacy rating of 3.

Try Before You Buy

Choosing the right glass is a big decision, and you should be able to see what the glass will look like in your door before you make a purchase.

The Glass Taste Test, part of our Doormagination® design tools, allows you to view any of our glass options in the door you want to buy. When you select the different glass options, you can preview the look and privacy, all in a real world setting. No more guesswork before choosing the glass that is right for you.

There is another way to enjoy the view and and also choose privacy when it is needed. Simply select the Simpson 7102 door with internal mini blinds.

The blinds are located within an insulated glass unit with clear glass on each side. This means the blinds don’t require dusting, cleaning, and won’t bang against the door each time you open it. These blinds are adjustable at the touch of a finger. To learn more about door 7102, you can download the product data sheet or watch the video below.