“The whole time I’ve owned this shop, we’ve always been in shadow,” Jeannie said. The South Shore confectioner provides home made fudge, luxury truffles, and other delicious treats. “But now they’ve torn down two buildings on the corner, and we’re getting a lot more sunshine.”
While sunshine definitely brightens up the environment, it’s also making it significantly warmer inside Jeannie’s shop. “I’m finding myself running the AC much later into the year now, because I’ve go to protect the product. This is getting expensive – and from what I understand, at least one of these buildings is not going to be rebuilt any time soon. So my question is can I do anything with my storefront windows and doors to reduce the impact of the sun?”
Storefront Window: Tint & Design Play Many Roles
As a glass door company in the South Shore, we work with businesses of all types. When it comes to making choices regarding storefront window tint and design, there’s a tendency to view these as aesthetic and branding choices. However, the right choice of window tint options, including UV protection, can do a lot to make the interior of your business a more comfortable place.
Specifically, tinted storefront windows and doors can help keep it from getting too hot inside the store. This means you spend less money keeping the business cool – good for your budget and the environment.
UV protection can help prevent carpets, upholstery, merchandise, and other soft surfaces from fading. There are virtually limitless options in tint color and design, which means you can have storefront windows created that allow your shoppers some degree of privacy while putting your brand messaging attractively in the public’s eye.
Storefront window tinting has other benefits, such as reducing screen glare and making it more difficult for sidewalk traffic to see the details of what you’re doing. Some exciting new commercial window tints promise to reduce migraines.