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What are the Benefits of Security and Safety film for glass?

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Existing glass, with the exception of tempered glass, is typically not designed to resist wind-blown debris, vandalism, forced entry, explosions, falls, or any other kind of event that puts sudden and undue force upon the glass. If a pane of glass shatters it can break into deadly shards endangering anyone in the vicinity.safety film

Most glass injuries are caused by accident with people inadvertently colliding with glass panes. While modern windows and panes are typically made out of tempered glass, there is still a vast amount of easily breakable, unsafe glass. Fortunately, there is a solution. If you own a building or house with unsafe glass, or glass that you have reason to believe may be at risk of being attacked by people or the elements, you should consider installing safety or security film on your glass.

Safety film is a coating designed to prevent glass from shattering in the event that it is broken and to safely hold it in place. Available in a variety of strengths, safety film is typically retrofitted to existing windows, forming an invisible protective membrane on the interior side of the glass. When stress, such as an unexpected fall or a deliberate blow causes the glass to break, the film absorbs the energy preventing shards of glass from becoming lethal projectiles, or at least severely mitigating their force.

Security film operates under essentially the same principles as safety film, but protects to a much higher degree. Security film can be used to protect glass from shattering under extraordinary circumstances, protecting windows from breaking during earthquakes, hurricanes, and bomb blasts. While not typically used in residential homes, large commercial structures, especially in areas prone to stress from the elements or attacks by heavily armed vandals and terrorists, can greatly benefit from security film’s added protection.

American Solar Tinting is a leading name in the window and glass tinting and film industry currently, and specializes in the installation and maintenance of safety and security window films that make your windows safe and secure without compromising their clear luster. With 5 convenient locations, glass security is easy with American Solar Tinting.

To get started with the installation of UV blocking window films, call American Solar Tinting at 1.800.969.0100 or visit our contact page.

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Protective Glazing Council International

Reasons for Glass to Break

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Breaking Glass Causes

Safety and security film is helpful and important for just about anyone who lives or works in an area that includes glass windows or doors. The purpose of these films is to hold the shards together if a break should occur, as well as make it more difficult for the window or door to break in the first place. You may not think glass can break that easily, but it happens more often then you realize. There are several reasons that could cause glass to crack and shatter, putting you and your family in danger of serious injury. Some reasons for the breakage to occur include:

  1. Accidents- Human error is an often cause for glass to break. Children playing in a yard or in the house could throw a ball of some sort to cause glass to shatter. Falls can also cause glass to break, putting individuals in harm’s way.
  2. Theft- Unfortunately, glass windows are easy access to a home for a thief. A criminal can use a blunt object to break a glass window or door to gain access to your home and belongings.
  3. Weather- Natural weather systems and disasters can make owning glass windows and doors very dangerous. Debris from high winds can cause glass to not only break, but become airborne projectiles. Earthquakes can also cause glass windows to shatter.
  4. Stress- Glass can be put under different types of stress that can result in a break or crack. Twisting, impact, tensile, thermal, and mechanical flexing stress can be causes for breaks in glass.

With safety and security films by American Solar Tinting, family members and coworkers are protected from shattering glass. Our films hold the glass together to prevent the shards to spread across the floor. They also make the shattering and breaking process more difficult, reducing injury and deterring criminal acts. American Solar Tinting uses only the highest quality materials and installation is done in a way that is quick yet efficient.

To find out more about installing security and safety films through American Solar Tinting, call us today at 800.969.0100. You can also visit our contact page here.

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