How Architectural Glass Benefits Commercial Construction Projects

Commercial construction projects are large investments, and they need to pay off down the line. Installing architectural glass can boost your property values and enhance your building’s appeal to investors and buyers

 

Modern, energy-efficient and well-formed commercial glass helps accentuate a property’s value, depending on how it’s evaluated. 

 

Keep this in mind. Commercial property values can be assessed in many ways, and it depends on a lot of factors: 

  • Overall market value 
  • Design aesthetics 
  • Architectural style 
  • Property’s income flow 

Professionally-designed glass directly impacts a building’s value — both perceived and real.

To make the best use of glass, architects have to understand the performance and limitations of different types of glass, and think carefully about what types of glass perform better within certain segments of a newly-constructed commercial property. 

Types of Architectural Glass Products

Insulated Glass: Coming in double or triple glazing, its coating reflects heat and promotes an energy-efficient building. 

Laminated Glass: Several sheets of glass separated by one more more plastic film (PVB), making it more impact-resistant and protective. 

Wired Glass: It has flame-retardant properties due to the metal wire mesh holding the glass in place. 

Toughened Glass: Heat-tempered, annealed glass that, if broken, breaks into larger glass shards for easier, safer cleanup. 

Solar Control Glass: Advanced coating technology allows for a dual effect of allowing sunlight in and repelling UV rays and heat, thereby improving energy efficiency. 

Sound Insulation Glass: This glazing has the ability to prevent noise from passing through it and can be used creatively in interior architectural design. 

Decorative Glass: Various options for different opacities, colors and surface structures give architects numerous creative possibilities for installation. 

Float or Patterned Glass: Float glass is common and universal, whereas patterned glass offers unique texture and pattern based on the metal roller impressions.  

Structural Glazing Systems: Glazings are bonded to a metal structure to create thermal insulation and transparency.  

Industrial Glass: It meets a range of structural requirements, including integration with solar power, domestic appliances, industrial refrigeration/cooling and electronic displays. 

Why are Commercial Glass Windows and Doors Used?

  • Weather resistance 
  • Greater transparency 
  • Sleek, modern design 
  • Safety and security 

Architectural Glass Adds to the Building’s Beauty and Aesthetic

Glass accentuates the beauty of a building, giving it a modern, dignified look to any passerby. It can increase property value as much as 25%, making it stand out to commercial property investors or those looking to lease the building. 

If you’ve ever worked in a gloomy, dimly-lit area of a building, it’s hard to stay productive. The same is true for most offices. It’s why commercial buildings offer window tinted, open-concept office spaces that are surrounded by large glass windows. 

It adds to a space’s openness and expansiveness, enhancing natural light and lowering the need to run up a property’s utility bill. 

Architectural glass can be installed in various areas of a commercial property. 

Entry Doors 

The architectural design of entry doors will depend on the choice of frame, panel, glass and sill used.

Storefront Doors 

Commercial glass doors that are meant to showcase retail products or interior items are also common additions to construction properties. 

Custom Mirrors 

Custom glass mirrors can be cut into specific shapes and edge patterns, accentuating a building’s overall architectural design.

Glass Walls, Curtains, Partitions and Panels 

Glass walls, curtains or partitions can be installed strategically to create value to a commercial property, giving additional space or aesthetic appeal.

 

Increased Energy Efficiency 

A commercial building is used daily and consumes plenty of energy. To be energy efficient, commercial glass buildings often use glass panes with a low-E coating or window film. 

This effectively adds another layer to your window panes, helping to keep cool air inside during the summer and reflecting heat back in during the winter. 

The benefits of low-e glass on commercial constructions include: 

  • Quick, easy installation methods 
  • Reduced glare 
  • Blocks harmful UV rays
  • Increased energy savings 
  • Can be applied to any existing glass surface

Enhanced Security

World-famous glass structures in major cities, from New York to Chicago, are made with high-grade security glass, many times bulletproof, explosive-resistant and structurally sound. 

 

Hire Commercial Glass Installation Experts for Your Next Construction Project 

Springfield Glass Company in Springfield, Missouri, has had over 35 years of successful glazing services for residential and commercial properties. Contact us today for more information about scheduling glass installation services. 

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