At a point in time, the windows in your commercial building are going to need to be replaced. When you do, there are some things that you need to think about before going out and buying them. Below are some things to consider before you make that big purchase:
- Increases efficiency: When you install new windows in your commercial building, it improves the energy efficiency of your rental property. By selecting the right windows for your building, you can prevent energy loss and heat transfer. By replacing those old one pane windows or old technology two pane windows with more energy efficient ones, it can save you money over time.
- New technology: There has been new technology since your windows were installed in your rentals. Window panes are better insulated now, plus there’s low-emissivity metallic coatings, new types of framing materials and tinting. All these improvements are geared towards durability and energy efficiency. You can also have security and safety features installed.
- Increase value: By replacing windows, this enhances the value of your building. If you are planning on selling it, the new windows help with their streamlined functionality and efficiency. They will improve the appearance of the property too.
- Areas prone to storms: If your property is in an area which is prone to high activity storms, you may require windows which are hurricane resistant. So, you may have to have ones which regulate the amount of pressure that they’re rated to withstand. Plus, they may have to be able to withstand wind speeds of a particular level.
- Areas of high heat or extreme cold: If your property is in a high temperature zone, the windows may need to have a better solar heat gain coefficient. It will regulate how much sun is let in the in. If you live in a freezing climate, you may have to have double or triple paned models.
- If you’re on a fault line: For the building in this area, you need to have the windows be safety glazed heat tempered, so they don’t shatter.
There are many reasons to replace windows in your commercial building.