Why Architectural Glass Makes Sense
Giving glass a prominent place in the design of your next building or remodeling project can have many benefits. An excellent article published by Glass Magazine, 6 Reasons to Love Architectural Glass, shares some key facts about glass that may surprise you. For example, did you know that glass windows can have a positive impact on a person’s mental health, physical health and productivity?
As the above-mentioned article states:
“Glass windows can provide valuable access to daylight and views to the outside, which are important to our general well-being. Daylight has qualities that cannot be replicated by electrical light. The changing intensity, direction, and color of natural light connect building occupants to the weather, season, and time of day, and can stimulate wellbeing and productivity.”
To hear 5 additional reasons why architectural glass is a smart and sustainable choice as a building material, check out the full article here.
Weighing the cost-effectiveness of glass
If you assume glass walls will drive up your total project cost, think again. Although at first glance, glass walls can be more expensive than brick or drywall materials, an article on HomeAdvisor.com states that “the total cost of installation becomes lower for glass as the building gets taller.”
Glass is an economical building material because it is both weather resistant and energy efficient. According to a blog entitled 10 Advantages of Using Glass as a Building Material:
“Glass can withstand effects of rain, wind and the sun without losing its integrity and appearance… [it] saves energy by allowing in natural light even when you close your windows and doors.”
Brin is an architectural glass leader
If you are looking for an architectural glass partner for your next project, Brin is an industry leader with a reputation you can trust. We have provided customers with commercial glazing and architectural aluminum expertise since 1912.
Whether you need commercial storefront products, safety and fire-rated glass, mirrors, insulated glass units, flat glass, shower doors, glass curtain walls or any number of other solutions, Brin offers the quality products and attentive service to keep your project on track.
As an employee owned company, our team members are personally invested in your project’s successful completion. Our depth and breadth of experience means we can advise you on the right product selections to meet the design specifications and technical requirements that your unique application demands.
Want to start a conversation about architectural glass? Reach out to Brin – see how our values of “We Show Up, We Bring It, and We Do It Right” can impact your next project.