When choosing your glass storefront there are a lot of factors to consider, for example: energy efficiency, security and appearance. The most common choice when choosing glass storefront is clear. This is a good choice but there are so many other options to choose from. You always want to make sure that you choose the right windows for your storefront.
Windows provide your storefront with viability, light and warmth but they can also negatively impact your store’s energy efficiency. You can reduce energy costs by installing energy efficient windows in your business. Without energy efficient windows your air conditioner will be forced to work harder, increasing your energy bill.
Sunlight can cause materials to fade over time. If displaying in your windows clothing, furniture, or other items, the sunlight could alter their appearance. Installing double-paned windows or tinting helps to reduce sun damage. The tint will allow sunlight to come through the glass, but will block out damaging elements.
A storefront can be inviting to customers as well as intruders. It can take just take a few cracks in the glass for an intruder to gain access to your store. If you have products available in a window display the products may be taken without even coming inside. Security glass is an option it has either an external film or an internal laminate. When the glass is broken, rather than shattering into pieces, the glass is held together by the film. That means that if the glass is broken by intruders, the window will stay intact.
Another option is tempered glass, which is treated with chemicals to give it increased strength. If you have an accident where the window breaks, tempered glass will make cleanup much easier.
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