Emerging Needs in Storefronts and Commercial Windows

storefront and commercial windows

What do users look for when installing commercial windows, doors, storefronts, and entry systems?

A study by Building Design+Construction says, “Durability and resiliency are two factors that are intimately tied to safety in windows, doors, and storefronts. In terms of user satisfaction, energy conservation and thermal efficiency are still the primary focus of fenestration design today. In a survey by Building Design+Construction, about three-quarters of respondents named efficiency as the top functional feature of windows, doors, and entry systems.”

This study indicates the key need for today’s customers, and users of storefront and commercial window installation. These needs are shaping the trends in design, construction, material and maintenance. American workers are spending more time in offices   than earlier, prompting employers to go the extra mile in ensuring that the work space looks inviting and comfortable. Efficiency is being counted as the top most requirement for making your windows, doors, storefronts and commercial windows functional and appealing.

Hence, non-residential constructions are paying extra attention to their storefront and commercial glass – opting for designs that are leaning more towards creating the ambience of the outdoors. You will find new building construction making use of floor-to-ceiling windows to bring in more natural light using commercial glass services.

Storefront windows especially are becoming more and more designer-oriented as window displays are undergoing a sea change. Commercial glass companies are making extra efforts to display their goods in various theme designs as per their product requirements. Hence, large storefront windows are in vogue that provide enough space to set up themed decorations to give customers a positive feeling.

For example, furniture displays in commercial storefront now depict an entire designed room or even a series of rooms. The large storefront display allows customers to fully visualize the type of home décor they can create if they purchase the displayed products.

To keep up with the latest trends you need to seek assistance from commercial window installation experts with your commercial storefront and window projects whether it’s a new construction, renovation or retrofit project.

It is an accepted fact now that more glass sells more products as customers are able to get a clear view of the products and their usability. The tempered glass storefront allows the customer to see inside the store while walking by, and when she finds it inviting, she walks in to browse the products and makes the purchase decisions.

Interestingly there is a growing trend of using tempered glass storefronts in residential design as well. You will find storefront glazing systems brought in use in home offices, workout spaces, media rooms to delineate the spaces. Moreover, not only in commercial spaces but also in residential homes, homeowners are beginning to like the commercial kitchen, commercial flooring and finishes in their residential designs.

Here quick installation is a key factor in keeping costs low in storefront or commercial window installation. We specialize in working on projects that need to be completed quickly while working directly for the property owner or management.

At GoGlass, we have over 30 years of experience in specifying, estimating and managing commercial glazing projects. Also we have rich experience with a variety of storefront systems and manufacturers including hurricane resistant ocean-side projects.

Our commercial glass services include custom glass fabrication and installation in office establishments, retail outlets, school & university facilities, churches and restaurants.

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10 thoughts on “Emerging Needs in Storefronts and Commercial Windows

  1. Max Jones says:

    My work has been looking at getting some new windows for the storefront, and I think that being able to consult with a commercial glass expert like you talked about would be good. Part of the reason the owners want to get some commercial glass put in is so that it doesn’t look so old and dark. I’m sure that being able to talk to professionals who work with commercial glass to give recommendations and help them be informed about trends would be good! Thanks for the tip!

  2. Derek Dewitt says:

    My cousin wants to open up a store and has been wondering about how to design his storefront. I had no idea that there was a growing trend of using tempered glass for businesses and homes. I will have to look into the benefits of tempered glass and pass this on to my cousin. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Braden Bills says:

    It makes sense that business would want to ensure that they get the best possible storefront systems. That way they don’t need to worry about break-ins or anything like that as much! It’s a good idea to ensure that they look good, too, since that would attract more customers.

  4. Jeremy Thompson says:

    I didn’t think to have glass store doors would be so strategic. Being a store showing off their merchandise is their primary concern, having a glass storefront allows customers to fully visualize those. If I were to own a business, I should take note of this. Thanks for the interesting read!

  5. Kenneth Gladman says:

    I like that you mentioned how things in the commercial glass and window industry are turning to aesthetics more than anything. Everyone wants to have a nice looking business appearance and one that customers will notice and enjoy. This should certainly be taken into consideration when you look for your next window installation.

  6. Elsa Anderson says:

    Thank you for sharing some insights on what store owners prefer in installing commercial storefront windows in their store. I can relate to the fact that energy or thermal efficiency is important in installing windows while cutting costs and providing a conducive place for customers to stay. If I were a business owner, I will look around for reputable glass companies that can deliver to what I want in a glass storefront, as well as effectively install them in my spot.

  7. James Anderson says:

    It’s surprising that businesses that have more glass sell more products because customers are able to get a clear view of the product and its usability. We also want to have a physical store in the future and this is a good strategy to boost our sales. I’ll definitely consider getting tempered glass in case we’re able to establish the business that we have in mind.

  8. Larry Weaver says:

    I found it interesting how it was mentioned that storefront windows are becoming more designer-oriented. My dad just retired and is considering starting up a small commercial business. Since he’s just getting started and will need all the advertising he needs, I’ll be sure to let him know about working with window suppliers so that he can get the design he wants and still be able to advertise his business effectively.

  9. Michael Lee says:

    I agree that commercial glass does play an important role in the buying process. A large window will move someone down the consideration funnel because they can see the product well. I think if I had a store, I would make sure to have large storefront windows.

  10. Adrian Jones says:

    I never knew that storefront windows are becoming more designer oriented due to the fact that window displays, in general, are undergoing a change in trend as of late since commercial glass companies are now making a conscious effort to integrate a company’s design along into the pane of glass that they’re given to work with. Another noticeable trend is that there’s a rise in the use of tempered glass with storefront designs as well since it involves elements that can be used in a variety of ways like enhancing glass walls in the office, to media rooms as well as workout spaces. If I had the opportunity to use commercial glass, I would make use of it in order to create a definitive workspace in an office that has clear walls that can let natural light in and brighten up a room.

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