If you’re looking to quickly improve the safety and comfort of your home and business, safety glass may be just the thing for you. Safety glass can be made in a variety of ways. Commonly, it involves a thin sheet of vinyl between two layers of glass. Another option is to apply a thin, clear safety and security film to the glass of a window after it has been made and installed. The film is cut to the size and shape of the window and then securely bonded for a durable, long-lasting, and undetectable finish. Here are our top five reasons to move to safety glass and film.
Less Danger When Broken
When normal glass windows or doors shatter they scatter throughout the area in irregular, dangerous pieces of varying size. It’s difficult to completely clean up and there is always the chance that you’ll miss pieces leaving a hazard behind. This can lead to serious injury, especially if you have pets or small children. When safety glass breaks the shattered glass will remain in large, blunt pieces. In some cases, the glass will remain in a full sheet attached to the backing.
Thanks to its added thickness, safety glass helps to reduce noise pollution in your home or business. If you live near a busy street or in a boisterous neighborhood the soundproofing qualities of safety glass can make the difference between tossing and turning and a restful nights sleep. Likewise, if you’re the noisy neighbor, give the people around you a break. Lined glass helps to keep noise in just as much as it keeps it out.
Glass Cutter Protection
Unlike normal glass, glass that has been safety treated cannot be cut from the outside. If you live or work in an area with a higher crime rate, or are concerned about break-ins, this adds an extra level of protection.
Protection From UV Rays
The sun’s harsh UV rays can cause all kinds of unintentional damage. Not only can it cause your carpets, curtains, and artwork to fade, but in areas frequently visited the extra sun exposure can some extra sun exposure you just don’t need. The extra layers of safety glass mean you get all the natural light with none of the damaging UV rays.
As we’ve mentioned, when safety glass breaks it’s cleaner and less dangerous, but it also is harder to break in the first place. While if given direct trauma even safety glass will suffer, it is less likely to be dangerous and can take a much harder hit.
To Learn More About How Safety Glass Can Work For You
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, Google+, YouTube, and Pinterest.