While Massachusetts certainly has enjoyed better economic circumstances than other parts of the country, there’s no denying that some property owners are struggling to attract tenants to fill their properties. In our role as a Plympton MA commercial glass company, we assist developers and property managers enhance the appeal of their commercial properties by installing new storefront windows and entranceways.
Understanding the Role of Storefront Windows in Commercial Property Appeal
Storefront windows do a lot to demonstrate that the business located inside is legitimate and credible. Great windows are consider essential for all businesses, but most especially for clothing, jewelry, electronics, and any other products that customers want to examine in person before purchasing.
It is a fact of life that storefront windows can look dated and out of style, which negatively impacts the business residing within. Additionally, older storefront windows are not always as energy efficient or secure as they could be. Upgrading the storefront windows on commercial properties make them more affordable in terms of heating and cooling costs – a great benefit to potential tenants who want to make sure they can afford the location.
How Long Do Commercial Windows Last?
Well-maintained, high quality commercial windows last between 15-20 years. However, sometimes the existing windows in properties purchased as investments or development weren’t the best quality to begin with, or they’ve been poorly maintained. It is not unusual for commercial windows to become damaged if properties are vacant for extended periods of time.
If you’re not sure if your commercial windows need replacement, have a thorough inspection done that covers the condition of the windows. You want to be sure there’s no damage to the glass, seals, and frame. Additionally, it helps to have an objective appraisal of your building’s appearance. If you’re trying to attract upscale or luxury tenants – or even those tenants who are aspiring to be upscale, luxury brands – the property needs to look the part.