Whether you own a home, a business, or both, you’re probably always on the lookout for great ways to keep your property safe and secure. You want to protect both the goods and data that you store and the people that work or live on the property from all sorts of threats, including theft, damage from natural disasters, and more. Safety glass can be one possible upgrade that you can make to window and door glass to make it safer. But what exactly is it and how does it improve safety? Read on to find out.
What Is Safety Glass?
Safety glass is glass that has been made stronger and more resilient to breaking and if it does break it is less likely to splinter glass shards everywhere. Security window film (like tinting film) is one common way to achieve this effect (when it is correctly installed by a professional). When the film is applied to the glass, it makes it more durable, and it holds the pieces together in the event that the glass does break.
Is Tempered Glass The Same Thing?
Tempered glass is a specific type of safety glass that is created to withstand greater impact. It is not created by applying a film to the surfaces of the glass but rather by controlled thermal or chemical treatments. If you cannot replace your glass with tempered glass (or simply don’t want to) security film is a worthwhile investment to achieve similar results.
What Makes It Safer?
When you’re dealing with glass breaking, one of the biggest hazards is that the glass shards might fly around and hurt people in the moment, or that people might get hurt by them being scattered around in the aftermath. Security film holds those shards together so they are less likely to fly around when the glass breaks, and easier to clean up after.
Is It Really Worthwhile?
Applying security film can make your glass harder to break, which decreases the risk of theft of goods or data from your property. While the films won’t make the glass completely unbreakable, they do make it harder to break through the glass by holding the shards together. Security film can also keep your employees safer in the event of a natural disaster or break-in by limiting the amount of flying glass shards.
Contact American Solar Tinting Today for Residential Window Tints
American Solar Tinting has the expertise and equipment to keep your home or business decorative and beautiful with window film. We have almost 60 years of experience serving our wonderful customers without the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area. We offer a variety of solutions for you, whether you need residential window or glass tinting, logo graphics, or security films. For more information on how we can help you and your business, contact us online or give us a call at 1-800-969-0100. For more tips and tricks for your home and business, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.