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Maintaining, Protecting and Repairing Glass: Tips for Everyone

Welcome to my blog. When I was a teen, I started dabbling with coloured glass and stained glass art. Later, I helped work on a number of houses, and my partner and I often changed the windows in those houses. Through that experience, I learned a lot about maintaining, protecting and repairing glass. Currently, I am not working on any projects, so I decided to create a blog full of the information I have learned about glass over the years. Whether you are an artist, a glass installer, a homeowner thinking about new windows or anyone else with a question or concern about glass, this blog is designed for you.

Maintaining, Protecting and Repairing Glass: Tips for Everyone

Don't Overlook These Benefits of Glazing the Windows on Your Commercial Building

by Catherine Smythe

When you own a commercial building, you may not give much thought as to the glazing that is on the windows, if they're even glazed at all. However, having your windows professionally glazed can offer many benefits to you and to those working inside the building, especially if the windows are quite large and you get lots of sunlight in your area. Note a few of the benefits that you can enjoy by glazing the windows in a commercial building.

1. Noise absorption

Glass can carry sound, which is why you might hear what someone is saying in another room by holding a drinking glass up to the door. If your building is in a high-traffic area or if your staff creates a tremendous amount of noise with their chatter and phone use, having the windows glazed can help to decrease this distraction. The glazing will not allow the glass to carry sound but instead, will act to help absorb sound waves. In turn, your office may seem quieter and your staff less distracted by outside or inside noise.

2. Safety and security

Glazing a window doesn't make it bulletproof, but it can add to its resistance against shattering. Double or triple glazing means adding layers on top of the glass itself, so that it's less likely to break from having a rock or something else thrown at it. If you're concerned about the security of a storefront or windows in the back of your commercial building where a break-in is likely, glazing can add to your building's safety and security.

3. Insulation

Glazing the windows of your building does more than keep out sunlight; it also keeps out hot air during summertime and cold air during wintertime. It can also work to insulate your space, so that you're not allowing heat or air conditioning to escape. This in turn can mean less money spent on utilities to keep your building warmer or cooler throughout the seasons.

4. Glare reduction

Glare on computer screens may not seem like anything worrisome to a business owner, but it can mean eye strain for your workers and in turn, more downtime as they struggle to see their computer screens while working. Glazing the windows of your building can mean cutting down on this glare so that in turn, your staff can more readily see their computer screens and their productivity is not compromised.

Learn more about theses advantages by contacting resources like South Melbourne Glass.