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Glass Shopfront

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Finding the Right Glass Shopfront for Your Store

You may not get a second chance to make an impression in life, but when it comes to shop renovation, you might just! At Sydney Metro Glass, we help you make the right decision when it comes to finding the right glass shopfront for your store.

When going through the shopfront options available in the market, it’s crucial to look beyond the obvious architectural standpoint.

  • Your shopfront communicates your brand message or particularly what your brand stands for.

  • It helps attract the passer-by and helps build connection with potential customers.

  • It secures the premises and everything within the shop.

What makes glass shopfronts popular?

Innovation in glass technology has literally made the use of glass panels as shopfronts quite popular, especially for businesses that require their products to be displayed for sale. These come with a sleek design and help send out a sense of sophistication, craftiness, and exquisiteness – perfect for modern businesses, both big and small.

However, glass shopfronts aren’t simply about the aesthetic appeal or aesthetic benefits. These are great for product promotion, are durable, and are easy to maintain. Moreover, they come in various forms such as frosted, laminated, tinted, toughened, and more.


Common types of glass panels used for glass shopfronts

Glass shopfronts may serve several roles, and thus, here’s a list of some common types of glass options used at storefronts.

  • Clear Glass

Traditional transparent glass is a good choice for storefronts as it allows people to see what’s behind the glass and allows store owners to highlight their wares. For those who provide a service, the clear glass allows them to showcase their skills and allowing passers-by to look in.

  • Tinted Glass

Coated or tinted glass is designed to offer store owners a great deal of privacy, but also some transparency so that people can still peek inside. Such a tinted glass storefront is great for stores that bear the brunt of the sun during the day.

  • Frosted Glass

Frosted glass panels are much like the tinted ones, only have a different aesthetic. These not only add brightness to the place, but also offer some privacy. That said, they are good at keeping the harshness of the sun at bay while presenting an open feeling.


  • Safety Glass

It is an umbrella term used for glass panels crafted to promote security. These can come in tinted as well as frosted versions, but have a better chance to withstand accidents and blunt force. Some of the various types of safety glass include laminated glass, security glass, wired glass, and even tempered glass.

  • Insulated Glass

The term represents various types of commercial glass panels, all designed to do one thing – provide insulation. This includes dual pane glass, treated glass, and more. They are efficient as they lower energy loss.

The need for a toughened glass shopfront

  • Easy to maintain

Glass is transparent and hence, it’s easier for shop owners to spot dust and debris. Moreover, it’s easy to clean and simply requires a cotton cloth and a cleaning solution.

  • Advertising options

The best thing about a frameless glass shopfront is the number of opportunities it presents in the form of advertising and branding opportunities. In fact, it allows you to promote your products and services even when the shop is closed.

  • Tough material

Glass used in shopfronts isn’t fragile. It is quite durable, and is made to be strong, able to withstand a fair bit of wear and tear.

  • Energy efficient

As the glass shopfronts are transparent, they allow natural light to come pouring into your premises. This way, it keeps the place warm during the winter months, and helps you cut costs on artificial heating systems.

Why choose Sydney Metro Glass?

  • We have over 20 years of experience in shop renovation and glass shopfront installations. Our team of experts is always at your service.

  • Our toughened glass panels and custom built and thus are a great fit. They are crafted at high temperatures and hence, incredibly strong. This makes our products great for added security.

  • Our frameless glass installations will heighten the aesthetic appeal of your store, resulting in increased footfall.

  • Our toughened glass is thermally efficient, allowing your place of work/ business to remain sustainable and eco-friendly.


Connect with us at Sydney Metro Glass for a free expert quote.

Our team of customer-friendly operatives would be happy to help. Our products are great for showrooms, offices, retail shops, and our other products include Showerscreens, Glass Splashbacks & variety of Mirrors, available for various use cases. All our products undergo a variety of tests to ensure that they are reliable and robust.

  • What type of shower screens should you opt for?
    At Sydney Metro Glass, we have different types of shower enclosures and frameless showerscreens available. So, it all boils down to your bathroom specifications, budget, and personal preferences. If you have a small bathroom, you should get yourself a fixed glass shower screen. For bigger bathrooms, you can either opt for an inline single swing door or glass panels with swing shower doors.
  • What type of glass is used in frameless glass shower screens?
    Shower screens should be strong for greater longevity and continuous use. Thus, we do not use ordinary glass in our products. Our frameless showerscreens are made up of toughened or tempered glass panels - a strong variant of glass that’s impact-resistant and perfect for heavy-duty.
  • What should be the thickness of a Sydney showerscreen?
    A showerscreen can be of any thickness. It is basically determined on the basis of design specifications and their application or usage. So, framed showerscreens that feature a metal frame, can range between ⅜ inches to ½ inches. On the other hand, frameless glass panels don’t have extra frame support, so have to be ½ inches thick for proper use.
  • Does water leak out from frameless glass shower screens?
    Frameless glass panels lack the metal framing and thus, people believe that they may be unable to hold the water inside, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! Frameless glass shower screens are designed according to the measurements of the bathroom. Moreover, we use plastic door seals to prevent water leakage or seepage. So, you can rest assured knowing that our quality shower screens don’t allow water to come pouring out.
  • Are glass showerscreens and shower cubicles worth it?
    The modern glass enclosures may seem like a notable investment up front, but it proves effective in the long run. It has a high visual appeal, is quite functional, and definitely durable. All this makes it a great value-for-money proposition.
  • How long can a Sydney showerscreen last?
    Always settle for a high-quality showerscreen. At Sydney Metro Glass, we offer nothing but the absolute best. Our quality glass enclosures and frameless showerscreens can last decades when maintained properly. So, reach out to us and buy the best shower screens at great competitive rates.
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