Attractive Glass Storefronts Are Smart Investments
First impressions are very important. They can instill confidence and trustworthiness – two very important traits for a business. Whether you’re starting a new business or you’re looking to refresh an aging storefront, a large glass window can be an effective solution. Here are a few reasons why modern glass storefronts are smart investments.
Helps With Energy Efficiency
You can reduce your business’s energy costs by installing energy efficient windows. Without energy efficient windows, your air conditioner will have to work harder, increasing your summer energy bill. We recommend energy-star rated glass is to ensure optimum performance and energy efficiency. If you want more performance out of your windows, insulated and tinted glass can help to keep your business cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Protects Merchandise From Sun Damage
Sunlight can cause sun damage and makes colours fade over time. If you display furniture, clothing, books, or any merchandise really, sunlight can alter its appearance. Double-paned windows or tinting can help reduce sun damage. Tinting will still allow light to come through your glass and will block out harmful radiation.
Keeps Your Store Secure
Commercial storefront glass can be configured to fit and secure any opening or entrance. Glass doors can be fitted with a variety of security options ranging from standard door handles and closers to fully automated closers, access controls, window locks, alarms and secure glass. Special glassware is also available for high traffic entrances or where the wind might be a factor. If your business deals in valuables, Plexiglas, and reinforced glass can help protect your business from theft.
Can Be Outfitted For Privacy
While one of the main draws of glass storefronts is natural lighting, you may have to consider the privacy of your employees and clients. For example, if you work in medicine, your patients may not want to be in view of pedestrians as they wait in the lobby.
You should decide if you want pedestrians to be able to see inside your store. If the storefront showcases products, you probably want clear glass so your inventory can attract people off the street. If you have offices in the front of your store, you may want to consider a glass entrance with some privacy. You can have privacy and bring in natural light with frosted or tinted glass.
The Glass Connection – Commercial Storefront Glass in the GTA
The Glass Connection works closely with businesses to help determine their window and glass installation needs. We aim to provide you with a wide range of glass solutions for your business’s storefront. Contact The Glass Connection today for more information or for a free estimate.
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