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Choosing the Best Type of Glass for Your Storefront

By October 27, 2022 No Comments

A storefront is a very important part of a business. It can attract customers to the store, provide security, and help to keep your monthly energy costs down. Is your current storefront performing well in all of these areas? If not, it might be time to consider upgrading your storefront. There are many different types of glass that can be used, so take the time to educate yourself on all of the options to choose the type that’s best for your storefront. 

Clear or Transparent Glass
Many businesses, especially retail stores, can benefit from using transparent glass for their storefront. A clear view into the store allows customers to window-shop easily and can draw more visitors into your store. Transparent glass also allows natural light to flow into the store, which puts customers in a positive mood, and more likely to make purchases.

Tinted or Frosted Glass
Other businesses, like medical offices or office buildings, may choose to use tinted or frosted glass to provide more privacy. Tinted and frosted glass is also a good option for businesses that are in the direct path of the sun as it can block UV rays and help to control the temperature of the store or office.

Safety Glass
When security is a concern, the type of storefront glass you choose can make a difference. Tempered, laminated, or security glass are all specially made to resist vandalism, burglary, and severe weather. With these types of glass the storefront will not break easily. If the glass does break, it falls in a safe manner to prevent injuries.

Insulated Glass
Insulated glass provides extra insulation, which helps reduce energy loss. This allows you to reduce the monthly costs associated with heating and cooling your store. Insulated glass comes in several varieties, including dual pane glass, gas-filled glass, and treated glass.

If you are interested in updating your glass storefront Atkinson’s Mirror & Glass is here to help. Call us today at (208) 375-3762 or get in touch with us online.