Texas is known for some of its extreme weather events, from massive lightning storms to tornadoes and even the occasional hurricane. Dust storms are also prevalent state-wide, particularly during the warmer months when rain is at a premium. Unfortunately, dust can do a number on the exterior of a home or business, including storefront glass. Let’s take a look at some of the ways dust can affect your commercial windows and how you can protect and preserve your investment.
The most obvious impact of dust on the glass of a commercial business is appearance. Dusty windows are unattractive and can create a negative impression on customers. By letting dust and grime build up on your storefront glass, you could potentially be costing yourself new business, which means it could be indirectly influencing your bottom line. This is one of the main reasons keeping your store windows clean is so important, though it’s certainly not the only one, which bring us to our next point.
It may seem like no big deal, but when a significant amount of dust and sand is being pelted at a storefront for a prolonged period, it can actually begin to deteriorate the quality and strength of the glass itself. In particular, dust damage can lead to glass pitting, which not only makes the windows appear dull and unkempt, but over time, that pitting can eat away at the durability of the glass. This can lead to a shorter lifespan and a lower return on your investment.
Obviously, you can’t prevent Mother Nature from whatever weather conditions she has planned for the area. What you can do, however, is keep on top of cleaning. For minor dust issues, daily dusting and washing (or at least every few days) is recommended. For situations where a massive amount of dirt and sand will be headed your way, such as with a dust storm, covering your windows, if possible, is the best solution. This will protect your storefront glass from the pitting mentioned above.
Another way to mitigate the damages of a dust storm is to increase the vegetation coverage around your commercial property. In other words, plant more trees and bushes. This can help to stabilize the soil and also serve as a buffer between the dust and your storefront glass.
If your current storefront glass has been weathered (literally) by dust storms over the past several years and you can see pitting, there’s not much you can do to address it other than to replace it. The good news is, you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to do so. In fact, our expert replacement storefront glass services are remarkably affordable. And because we use only the highest quality materials, you’ll enjoy beautiful, long-lasting windows for your business.
To receive a free, no-obligation quote or to discuss your options, get in touch with the My Affordable Glass and Remodeling team today by calling (972) 420-4444.