Stay safe in any weather with safety and security window film.
With hurricanes and tornadoes all over the news recently, you may be wondering what steps you can take to safeguard your home or workplace against the potentially devastating effects of natural disasters.
One of the most dangerous aspects to these high-wind storms is flying debris. When debris is picked up by the strong winds of a hurricane or tornado, it can travel great distances at high speeds. If debris is hurled into a building, the impact can cause severe damage to the structure and threaten the safety of anyone inside. In the case of glass barriers like windows or doors, flying debris easily shatters these vulnerable surfaces upon impact. This creates an additional safety hazard for building occupants, as the broken glass travels into the room and may injure the people inside.
Installing safety and security window film is a simple step you can take to reinforce your windows and doors to protect building occupants during severe weather events. These films can be applied to your current glass surfaces to make them impact resistant and shatterproof. 3M safety and security films have been thoroughly tested at simulated wind speeds of up to 170 mph, so you can rest assured in the knowledge that your property and everyone in it is safe from the storm.
Safety and security film protects you from high winds and flying debris.
When a window treated with security film receives an acute impact, the glass is more difficult to break than a standard window. If the filmed window does break, the glass does not shatter into thousands of tiny pieces as it would when a standard window breaks. Instead, the safety window film holds the broken glass shards together in a single sheet, so the glass remains intact and in place. Even if the broken window is subjected to additional impacts from flying debris or high winds, the glass remains intact, which means the building inhabitants stay safe and protected. Watch the video below for a demonstration.
Maximize the strength of your windows with security film plus an impact protection attachment system.
If you live in an area prone to severe weather, consider combining safety and security window film with 3M Impact Protection Attachment Systems. These systems reinforce the strength of your window by securely attaching the filmed window to the window frame. This affords the highest level of safety and security for your windows.
To learn more about how 3M safety and security window film can protect your home, your business, or even your schools in the event of a hurricane, tornado, or severe storm, give us a call at (301) 231-9500 and one of our window film experts will be happy to answer your questions.
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