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Commercial Storefront Window Installation and Glass Repair

Create a Welcoming Storefront with High Quality Windows and Doors from Modern Windows

Custom commercial glass products add natural light and a warm welcome to your storefront. Our team of professionals can recommend the ideal windows and doors to create an inviting entrance, from subtle overhead panels to convenient automatic doors. As local business owners for over 35 years, we know that running your shop is a constant juggling act with no room for error. We offer top quality commercial glass product installation, repair and replacement — so you can get back to what you do best.

Aluminum Windows Are Ideal for Storefront Use

 At Modern Windows, we highly recommend aluminum windows for light commercial use. This is because aluminum windows are stronger, letting us use more glass in a thinner frame. Our aluminum frames are also designed with a square snap bead and anodized finishes that complement most modern buildings. 

Our custom aluminum windows are manufactured right here on the West Coast, with glass installation offered throughout Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Powell River, and the Sunshine Coast. Offering both Energy Star and Thermal Break windows, your storefront windows are designed to stand up to even the toughest coastal weather patterns.

8 Reasons to Choose Aluminum Windows for Your Storefront

  1. NAFS (North American Fenestration Standard) Certified - you’re an expert on the products and services you provide, but NAFS makes your eyes glaze over? No worries. Our team at Modern are window experts and that means that we’re up to date on all regulations, building code requirements and performance requirements. Just give us a call to clarify the ratings for your location.
  2. Energy Star Certified – the wrong windows can be a major source of energy leaks. Our windows feature double glazing with Soft Coat Low E and argon, for maximum retention and energy savings.
  3. Multiple customization options to fit the look you want
  4. Ultra thin profile- no bulky frames taking up valuable space
  5. Excellent warranty terms:
    Frame- 20 years
    Glass- 10 years
    Parts and labour- 2 years
  6. Screens included with every opening window
  7. Industry leading Truth brand hardware 
  8. Frames finished in white, rideau brown, or custom colours


Choose from These Window Styles:


Traditional horizontally opening windowscan be hinged on the right or left side of the sash and open completely using a crank or a lever. These are excellent for providing maximum airflow.


Windows that open at the top sash and open outwards. These provide additional ventilation above doors and higher spaces.

Horizontal slider

For wider openings, these windows open with one side that slides over the other.

Features and Options for Storefront Windows

We offer a variety of window types designed to add style to your commercial space. Ultimately, the dimensions of your window opening and location of the window will determine which window design will best suit your business. If your storefront is in the design stage, feel free to reach out to us for some sound advice about your options for commercial windows and doors.

  • Square bead for a commercial look
  • Brown, white or black hardware
  • 100’s of opening options
  • 10+ obscure glass patterns for areas that require greater privacy
  • Option for Hard Coat Low E
  • Industry-leading Truth hardware
  • Desiccant filled foam spacer reduces condensation and increases insulation
  • Triple fin weather stripping
  • Easy Payment financing option 

Also Consider Skylights and Sun Tubes for Your Commercial Space

Skylights and sun tubes are another great way to fill your space with light and save on energy costs. In smaller spaces, sun tubes make a huge difference in the level of natural lighting and vented or closed skylights are a classic choice for areas that could really benefit from a splash of sunshine. This simple addition can give your customers a great experience by creating a cheerful space they’ll want to come back to. You can also choose from a variety of glass textures and tints for a truly personalized look.

Why Choose a Skylight or Sun tube for your Building?

  • Energy Star Certified
  • Choose from dome or flat glass options
  • Choose electric or manual venting
  • Decrease light as needed with optional blinds
  • Sun tubes are available in 10”,13”,18” and 21” diameters
  • 20-year warranty on glass units
  • Your choice of colours, tints and textures like Rain Glass or Arctic

Want to learn more about the merits of aluminum windows and skylights / sun tubes for commercial use? Please visit our FAQ’s section or contact us at any one of our locations throughout the West Coast of BC.

Is It Time to Replace Your Storefront Glass?

There are many reasons why it might be time to replace your windows. Whether you’re noticing a constant draft bothering your customers, or there’s too much ambient noise coming in from the street, your windows can have a huge impact on how well your business operates. Whether you’re changing the sizing and positioning of your windows and doors for a fresh, modern aesthetic or you need to replace one window, let’s talk about how we can make your storefront look and feel like new with top-quality windows.

Commercial Glass Repair and Maintenance Services

A broken window and wear and tear on hardware is common when you operate a thriving business. We’ll respond quickly to requests for glass repair services plus spare parts for your storefront windows and doors. Just let us know where you’re located. If you’re within our many service areas, we’ll arrange for repair or replacement. In most situations, laminated glass can be cut and installed on site the same day, so you can keep going with business as usual.

Consider an Awning for Your Storefront Setting

Need an awning for an outdoor dining space or protection from the elements? We offer awnings designed with Sunbrella commercial grade fabric, hundreds of colours / patterns and a variety of convenient features like solar or remote-control operation. With a 10-year warranty, a huge array of sizes, projections and installation options, a new awning from Modern provides the perfect finishing touch.

Commercial storefront windows and doors are one of our many specialities. In business since 1984, we are a one-stop shop for the best in commercial quality windows, skylights and more. Manufactured in Powell River, BC, our windows are designed to meet and exceed requirements for our often-complex West Coast climate. To arrange commercial glass services, or to get started on a whole new look for your building, request a quote or give our friendly staff a call.

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