If you have an amazing view, you might be wondering if you could have an exceptionally large window installed. Storefront windows might seem to be the ideal solution for that benefit, but there are some things you should know before you decide to go this route. First of all, you will need to check the building codes for your area. Your home builder can usually answer this question for you or you may need to check with the appropriate office on your own.
Another thing to consider is which direction the storefront windows would be facing. North-facing rooms don’t get a lot of summer heat. South-facing rooms get winter sunlight, but not a lot in the summer. East-facing and west-facing will get more of the heat. If either of these is the case, you may need to make modifications so that your HVAC system isn’t overworked.
Since there are many different styles of storefront windows, you should learn about such things as soundproofing, reflective glazing, UV reduction, and solar heat gain potential so that you can choose the right option for your situation. Be prepared to ask lots of questions about these so that you know what to expect in terms of visibility, energy savings, durability, and comfort.
At DGC Glass Systems, LLC, we offer both residential glass and commercial glass solutions, so we are confident that we can help you choose the right solution for your home. Whether that is storefront windows or something else, you can count on the quality of our products and workmanship. Reach out today to learn more.