Building a new luxury home or renovating an existing one? We can’t think of a better way to make a modern style statement than with bold windows and doors. Specifically, storefront windows and doors can have a transformative effect when integrated into your residential interior design project.
Read on to learn more about this up-and-coming design trend, along with six additional benefits you’ll enjoy with residential storefront windows and doors.
Open Up Your Home with Storefront Windows and Doors
We’ve all seen the striking facades of storefront windows. Also known as window walls, these vast expanses of frameless glittering glass are sleek, chic, and completely captivating.
While we often associate this type of window design for commercial applications, they’re not limited to commercial building projects. Not only are storefront windows an arresting addition to any modern residential space, but they’re in elegant alignment with many principles of modern design, such as clean lines, structural elements, abundant natural light, and reflective surfaces.
The takeaway for homeowners? Whether installed in an upscale urban townhouse or sophisticated beachfront villa, impact storefront windows are eye-catching focal points that can improve the visual impact of the entire structure.
The Many Benefits of Impact Glass Storefront Windows
Good design exists at the intersection of form and function. While residential storefront windows are beautiful, they also offer many benefits in terms of both aesthetics and utility.
Here’s a look at six of the benefits you’ll enjoy with residential storefront windows.
1. Unobstructed views and abundant natural light
One of the most remarkable features of storefront windows is that they provide unobstructed views of their surrounding environments. Whether overlooking a city skyline, sweeping ocean views, or another stunning landscape, storefront windows cultivate a connection with the outside world.
Furthermore, large, floor-to-ceiling windows welcome copious amounts of natural light into interior spaces. This not only adds to your home’s aesthetic appeal and ambiance, but also creates a feeling of openness, reduces the need for artificial lighting during the daytime, and even has positive effects on productivity and wellness.
Speaking of wellness, impact storefront windows with low-e coating have the added benefit of blocking most of the sun’s harmful UV rays. This not only protects humans, but also your furniture, paint, art, and other objects from fading and damage due to exposure.
2. Design flexibility
Storefront windows are also extremely versatile. They can be custom-made in various shapes and sizes with the potential to become unique architectural features which complement the space’s overall design vision.
Because of their customizability, impact storefront windows offer many possibilities for enhancing living spaces.
3. Durability and security
Like all high performance impact windows and doors, storefront windows and doors are made with laminated or laminated insulating impact glass and robust aluminum framing systems. This makes them uniquely capable of withstanding extreme weather conditions, such as hurricanes force winds, flying debris, and other impacts. Even if laminated shatter-resistant impact glass does crack, it remains intact, thereby further minimizing risk to people and property.
These same characteristics also make storefront windows and doors less vulnerable to break-ins. Even if a burglar does choose to target your building despite your fortified windows, their chances of success are much lower than with normal windows and doors.
4. Energy efficiency
In addition to their strength, impact storefront windows also provide excellent energy efficiency, especially when paired with a low-e coating. This means you can look forward to saving on heating and cooling costs while also reducing your environmental footprint. (You may also be eligible for homeowner’s insurance and government discounts and credits for both wind mitigation and energy efficiency.)
Other associated benefits of the excellent insulation properties of impact glass include noise reduction and enhanced comfort in the form of fewer drafts and more manageable indoor temperatures.
6. Indoor-outdoor flow
With more homeowners aspiring toward seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor spaces, large storefront windows offer an intriguing solution. By opening up whole walls to the outside, they blur the boundaries between the two spaces thereby transforming normal rooms into extensions of their environments.
If you live in a sunny and scenic setting like South Florida, storefront windows are an extraordinary way to embrace your natural surroundings.
7. Curb appeal
While residential storefront windows are beautiful from the inside out, they’re equally beautiful from the outside in. In addition to bringing you joy every time you arrive home, storefront windows also add noteworthy curb appeal—and value. If and when the time comes to sell, they can differentiate your home from others on the market potentially helping your home sell faster and for more money.If you’re looking to augment your modern home’s design, residential storefront doors and windows are a distinctive and dazzling architectural feature. To learn more about incorporating high-quality impact windows and doors into your residential building project, find an authorized Eco Window Systems dealer near you.