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Benefits of Glazing Windows in Commercial Buildings

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Glazing windows is a technique that has quite a number or advantages. Glass is a crucial part of aesthetics in many architectural designs today. Opening up more walls into glass also increases light and natural energy flow through the building. However, plain glass has various shortcomings that the following benefits of glazing help to overcome.

Thermal insulation

Quite a good percentage of heat in a building is lost through normal windows. This problem leads to increased energy bills since the heating system has to work harder to maintain the temperature of the building. One way of reducing this heat loss could be using heaving curtains; however, this hinders the natural flow of light into the building.

Glazed windows are specially designed to prevent heat loss from the room and interference of external temperatures. This helps to reduce the amount of work for the HVAC system. It also helps to reduce energy costs, which means freeing up more revenue for other business ventures.


Commercial and public buildings such as schools, hospitals and office suits require minimal noise interference for better efficiency. Glazed windows can also help to control the amount of noise penetration especially for buildings next to constant noise like busy roads. The amount of sound controlled by the glazed window depends on the rating—some can even block industrial and construction noises.


Glazed windows are made up of double and sometimes even triple layers of glass. This makes the window thicker and even harder to break into. Triple glazed reinforced windows are ideal for storefronts. You can also use glazed windows on the ground floor windows, at the back of the building and other areas where high security is required.

Easy installation

Glazed windows are easy to install whether installing during initial construction or secondary installation. During secondary installation, disturbance is kept to a minimum and there is no need for external access. This is why very large frames can also be assembled on site.

UV light protection

Ultraviolet light causes damage to skin, furniture and soft furnishings. Glazed windows can also be designed to prevent UV light penetration. This prevents the discoloration caused on wooden furniture, curtains, seat fabrics caused by UV rays.

Glazed windows also reduced glare and therefore people can use computer screen s comfortably without interference from external light sources. Excessive sunlight penetrating into the working space makes it difficult to clearly view display screens and computer monitor.

Learn more about your options by consulting resources like South Melbourne Glass.