A new report says the glass door that was originally installed at a house in Toronto could be replaced by a glass window, which would improve the overall quality of the design.
The report, which looked at the lifespan of a variety of household items, said a glass door should last for two years.
However, the study also found that the cost of replacing the door with glass would be higher than replacing it with metal.
The study found that replacing a wooden garage gate with glass, which can be a more expensive option, would save the homeowners $1,300 per year, compared with the cost to replace a glass gate with a metal one.
“The price of replacing a wood garage door with a glass one is significantly less,” the report said.
The authors of the study said that because the wooden gate had been in place for over 40 years, it was likely to be able to withstand the impact of a sudden drop in the price of glass.
“Even if the price goes up, the life of the door should be able be extended and it will be in a safe condition,” the authors said.
“A glass garage door is an attractive option, particularly if it is in a small, central location, such as a garage, or a home office.”
The authors also pointed out that the study did not consider the impact that a new window would have on the durability of the metal gate.
The owners of the property in question did not immediately respond to CBC News’ request for comment.