As a business owner, you’re always happy to keep expenses down. As a commercial glass company in the South Shore, one of the first questions we hear from business owners when we’re looking at their damaged storefront windows is can my windows be saved?
The answer is maybe. Without seeing the actual window in question, it’s impossible for us to tell. But sometimes it is possible for minor damage to be repaired by a skilled commercial glass company. This is particularly relevant if the damage has occurred to the aluminum frame of the window, rather than to the window itself.
Sometimes, however, just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. When considering whether a storefront window can be saved, there are several factors to take into account before deciding what is best for your budget. This is especially true if the storefront windows have been in place for more than ten years. Here’s what you want to think about:
How Customers View Your Store
If you’re a high-end or prestige brand, there’s certain aesthetic expectations that must be met to attract customers. If it’s possible to repair the damage to your store without impacting the appearance further, that’s great, but that’s not always possible at a price that’s ultimately less than replacing the entire window.
How Long You’re Planning On Being In Business
If you’re planning a final liquidation sale, sure, getting the window fixed just enough makes sense. But if you’re planning to be at that address for a reasonable period of time, replacement eliminates one ongoing stress and worry from your plate.
If You Want to Save Money on Your Energy Bill
New storefront windows are much, much more energy efficient than the storefront windows of yesteryear. If you’re in a position where spending less each month on heating and cooling your store sounds fantastic, talk to your South Shore commercial glass company about what your replacement window options are.