Safety window film can be a lifesaver in hurricanes, rainstorms or other weather that can compromise glass window panels in the event of cracking or breaking in high winds. It can also help protect the valuables inside a building from intentional vandalism or accidental breakage. This thick, tear-resistant film is optically clear (also available in shaded ‘tint’) so that the finished installation appears much like the window prior to safety film installation, but the glass will hold together in the event of any intentional or accidental breakage. The savings realized by avoiding collateral damage from weather intrusion or theft of valuables can easily pay the cost of this window film on the first time it’s called into use. For peace of mind, contact Smart Energy Designs to have a no cost consultation in your home or business and learn how safety window film can protect the loved ones and valued items in the unfortunate event of window breakage.
Commercial Application Examples
- Retail Storefront Windows
- Garage Bay Doors with Glass
- Entrances and Foyers
- High Rise Buildings
- Skylights or Roof Glass
- Enclosed Semi-Outdoor Spaces
- Interior doors with glass panels
Residential Application Examples
- Multi-Story Windows in a Home, including Children’s Rooms
- Garage Windows
- Single Pane Glass (otherwise easily broken in high winds)
- Shower Doors
- Sliding Glass Doors
While safety film can significantly improve the probability of glass panels not breaking into dangerous pieces, it is not intended to be bullet-proof or a substitute for substrates protecting windows (such as plywood) in the event of a hurricane. Properly installed, safety window film can significantly improve a glass panel’s strength to hold broken chards together, which translates to a safer environment of people and property within the building.