Architectural Safety Film
Glass in windows and doors is aesthetically pleasing and it provides a practical function in our homes. These openings allow us to see out and natural light to enter. Unfortunately under certain circumstances they can provide openings that are hazardous to our well being. When plain float glass breaks it shatters into hazardous shards that can be dangerous to our loved ones and pets.
Safety film will hold the lethal shards of glass together preventing injury to people, pets and property. It provides a stronger physical barrier, when properly bonded to the glass surface (generally speaking) than conventional solar control or decorative films.
Building codes requirements – To upgrade annealed (plain float glass) glass to meet specific safety standards within the building code to that of tempered glass. For example; for windows in bathrooms, stairways and entrances to resist to resist human impact.
Bomb Blasts or Explosions – Earthquakes -Hurricanes and Wind Borne Debris -In the event of a natural or man made disaster a large percentage of injuries are caused by lethal shards of flying glass from windows or other forms of glazing. The correct safety film will hold glass together and it will often remain in the frame dramatically reducing injury and damage as well as minimizing clear up time.
Protection from Intruders – The glass in doors or windows may be a point of entry for an intruder. Regular glass is easily broken and tempered glass can also be smashed with enough force. By making a window more difficult to shatter and holding the broken glass firmly within the window frame after breaking, illegal access is much more difficult and less likely to occur.
Our salesperson will visit your home to help you select the right level of window safety for your property from our wide variety of thickness, tints and performance levels.