Understanding Commercial Glazing

Ashley Christensen
November 29, 2022

Commercial glazing is the process of installing window glazing systems into a commercial property. Nearly every commercial building out there, has glass to some extent, some more than others. Whether it is a small storefront, or a large, multi-story office building, each will rely on the commercial glass to achieve the overall aesthetics and look they are going for. 

Unlike residential glazing projects, the commercial glazing process is different. Not only is there going to be more glass, but the installation process is going to be more complex as well. Curtain wall systems are more complex than storefront systems, but both are more complex and have a more lengthy installation process than residential glazing. 

Due to the complexity of commercial glazing, a special field of glazing is necessary to safely and accurately carry out commercial projects, and that is commercial glazing professionals. Commercial glazing professionals will have the necessary tools and equipment to install, even the most complex of commercial jobs. 

Commercial Glazing Materials

Similar to that of residential glazing projects, commercial glazing jobs will use glass as the main material. The thing that makes commercial glazing different from residential glazing, is the different types of glazing that will be required for commercial jobs. For example, in commercial glazing, double and triple glazing is more prevalent, due to the high-quality thermal performance and enhanced acoustics, which is highly desirable in commercial properties.  

Commercial Glazing Applications 

When it comes to commercial glazing applications, there are many different applications for both interior and exterior. Some applications may be purely for aesthetics or functionality, while some may be a combination of the two. 

Interior Applications

Commercial glazing with interior applications can range from anything from clothing stores to department stores, and supermarkets. Some of the most common interior applications for commercial glazing include: 

  • Custom Mirrors
  • Door Closures
  • Railings
  • Shelving
  • Display Cases 
  • Partitions
  • Table Tops

Exterior Applications

Aside from the obvious application–windows, there are many other more complex applications that require an experienced and knowledgeable commercial glazing professional to install. 

  • Storefronts
  • Entrance Doors
  • Curtain Walls
  • Security Glass
  • Automatic Doors

Advantages of Commerical Glazing 

There are a plethora of advantages of utilizing commercial glazing within a commercial property, both interior and exterior. One of the biggest advantages is for those who work in an office setting, will benefit from the increased natural light that windows allow in. Similarly, retail space with a large glass storefront will create a more appealing environment for shoppers to shop in. Additionally, a glass storefront will help a store to stand out, due to the striking design of an all-glass storefront. 

As you can see, there is a lot that goes into commercial glazing, more than you might initially think. As a result, it is beneficial to trust your commercial glass needs to commercial glazing experts, like the experts at Gordon’s Glass. With years of experience, you can be confident that the commercial glass experts at Gordon’s Glass will get you the best materials to meet your needs and applications. Contact Gordon’s Glass today and talk to a commercial glass expert to get started on your commercial glass project.

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