When you need to replace the glass in your commercial building, you will first need to find a glass service that accommodates a commercial setting. When you need to replace glass, you will also need to get the right glass for your space. Along with getting the right glass, you will also want a glass that can improve your energy savings, allows enough natural light, and looks great. M & M Glass will share how you can get the right glass for your commercial space.
* Before we discuss the different types of glass there are some basic considerations that can help influence which glass you need. It is a good idea to contact a glass company and talk with them about your commercial space and your needs. They can help find the right glass to fit the current architectural style, local weather, and fit with the layout of the building.
What Frame Material is Most Used for Commercial Windows?
The frames of the windows used will impact the type of glass you will need. For example, if you want to improve your energy efficiency, you will want a fiberglass frame which can allow energy reduction glass to be installed. If your business needs to install a cheaper window, then the wood or vinyl frame for more economical installation is used. If you have more question about how the frame can affect the type of glass or window you install, you can contact a glass professional service.
Bay Window Glass
If you have a large, curved window that is used to display your merchandise, then you need a bay window glass replacement. It is important that you get the right type of glass that allows the merchandise to be easily seen. You will want to have clear glass for a curved window. Avoid using tinted or frosted glass if the window is used for merchandise or an exhibit window.
Sliding Window Glass
Sliding windows are some of the more common types of windows used in commercial settings. Sliding windows may open vertically or horizontally. Sliding windows can use custom designed windows that can fit into the frames. You can use single to multiple paned glass. For better energy efficiency, multiple panes are much more efficient. You can also have the glass tinted to improve the window efficiency even more.
Picture Window Glass
When a business wishes to improve their curb side appeal, picture windows are a great option. Picture glass combines the elements of tinted textures as well as safety glass in one. Tempered glass, which is also used for picture glass, helps improve safety. Additionally, the light and temperature coating of the tempered glass also helps to improve energy efficiency.
Casement Window Glass
Casement glass is often used in elevated rooms and near the ceiling. Casement glass also opens vertically and horizontally but use hinges instead of slides between tracks. Glass used for casement windows are best tinted to help reduce the sun glare and improve energy efficiency inside the building. You do not always need a tempered glass as these windows are higher on a wall and not considered a safety hazard.