For small retail businesses, the storefront is a crucial element in customer traffic. A storefront that is outdated, unattractive, or fails to display the company in a positive light can make a negative impression on customers.
Transparent Storefront Windows
Many commercial retail businesses prefer using a transparent storefront to give people outside a view of the interior. Restaurants and retail shops often use clear glass storefront to focus attention on the wares and décor available inside.
Safety Glass for Commercial Storefronts
Safety glass is tempered and resists breaking on impact. Safety glass is required by some local building codes when glass is used in sliding doors and other windows where breakage is more of a risk. But it is optional in many other situations.
Safety glass for commercial storefronts also helps reduce sound transmission through the window, reducing noise and giving you a quieter and more peaceful interior environment.
Coating and Tinting for Commercial Windows
Tinted glass is manufactured with additives that create color in the finished pane of glass. Tinting can also be achieved by installing a colored film of semi-transparent plastic over the surface of the inside or outside of the window.
Tinted and coated glass storefronts provide slightly more privacy inside the business while still letting in some outside light and visibility. Tinting blocks UV light and glare, and it can be beneficial for businesses with storefronts facing directly into the sun at busy times of the day.
Double and Triple Pane Storefront Windows
Multi-pane commercial storefront windows can make a significant impact on heating and cooling costs for a business. Lowering the usage of an HVAC system also adds to the system’s lifespan, saving you money on repairs, maintenance, and early replacement.
Insulated commercial storefront windows can be dual or triple-pane or gas-filled for even more insulation R-value. Multi-pane windows also more efficiently block sound and UV light than single-pane glass.