Window shopping is a loved past time in America. From bustling storefront streets in marketplaces to mall interiors, retail locations and restaurants throughout the country use windows to draw in customers. In many ways, your building’s interior and the use of windows has a large effect on converting passersby into customers. There are many creative ways to use storefront windows including restaurants that show a window into the kitchen or retail locations that use windows to highlight sales. But, windows do require maintenance. Cracked, broken, or dirty windows can actually have the opposite effect of their initial intention. Old windows can actually damage your building’s reputation. That is why we wrote this guide to commercial window maintenance.
Maintaining Your Storefront’s Windows
Maintenance is vital to keeping your windows clean and keeping customers peering through them. The first step is regular cleanings. Both sides of the window need to be cleaned. Many businesses hire routine janitor services to handle cleaning if they do not have someone on their staff that can handle it. However, it is important to note that the right products need to be used. Some cleaning products are abrasive and will scratch the service of the glass. Over time those scratches can continue to grow until your window appears scuffed. It is not possible to undo scratches and damages to the surface of your window, so if that happens you will need to have a new window made and installed.
Protecting Custom Decals on Your Store Windows
It is very common for storefronts to get custom words printed on their windows. Whether it is their logo, their name, or some information about their offerings, decal work can help sell your business. But stenciled letters or framing can get easily damaged. Many DIY stenciling options utilize stickers that almost immediately get damaged by wind and debris. A custom glass provider will make sure that decals and stenciled lettering is properly attached to the glass so that it will not be easily damaged. That said, it is still common to see some damage over time, which may require replacement services.
Commercial Storefront Window Design & Installation
Whether you need to replace an existing window, or you are a new business that wants to get custom windows made for your retail location, the team at Merrimack Valley Glass & Mirror can help. We design custom cut glass windows for stores throughout Massachusetts. We can help you install windows and answer any of your questions about window maintenance. Give us a call at 978-463-9990 or send us a message online to discuss adding custom windows or mirrors to your property.