There is a common term for the front of a commercial building called a storefront. The glass "wall" construction is from aluminum, with the aluminum being of different colors and styles. The glass is usually transparent. In a storefront glass structure, an aluminum frame installation is before the glass installation. Afterward, a specialized caulk is used to waterproof the frame.

Most commercial glass installations outside of buildings will require replacement at some point, despite perfect working conditions and aside from accidental damage or vandalism. In addition to the obvious reasons for replacing your company's storefront and other commercial glass, how can you tell when it's time to do it? The material used for framing is a significant factor.

Aluminum, vinyl, or wood are typically used for commercial storefront frames. When installed and maintained correctly, these materials come with a very long lifespan.

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Aluminum

Frames made of aluminum can easily withstand the effects of severe weather and exposure to constant sunlight since aluminum is among the strongest metals. A storefront glass contractor will typically install aluminum windows that last about 15 years. Several aluminum windows, if properly installed and maintained, can last as long as 20 years.

Vinyl

Though vinyl windows are not metallic, they are still incredibly durable and robust. Even in severe weather conditions, vinyl windows can easily last a minimum of 20 years because they are naturally moisture-resistant.

Aluminum windows are more likely to show any damage than vinyl windows, which are slightly more resistant to dents and chips. When properly maintained and installed by a storefront glass contractor, these windows have a lifespan of 40 years or more.

Wood

It is the oldest and most traditional of all materials. A time-honored but still viable commercial glazing option is glazing with wood frames. The reason is that wood windows can last up to 30 years.

The long life expectancy of wood windows is often the reason for their use in commercial buildings. Wood windows can, like other materials, last as long as the rest of the building if properly installed and maintained.

Choosing a Commercial Glass Installer Near You

Commercial Storefront Glass Chicago has an abundance of options available when it comes to professional storefront glass services. There has been a massive demand for commercial glass in Chicago and neighboring areas due to the many natural disasters.

Our Commercial Storefront Glass Chicago professionals can implement any project, from commercial glass to create an attractive storefront or glass curtain walls, to ensure your ideas are to the highest standard.

 Contact us at 773 449 5165,  and we will do everything possible to fulfill your needs.