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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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American Solar Tinting and LLumar

Friday, May 30th, 2014

LLumar and ASTICAt American Solar Tinting, our goal is to provide our customers with the best in window films. That is why we have partnered with LLumar Window Film. We are an authorized dealer and applicator of LLumar products to guarantee the best for our residential and commercial customers. With LLumar, we are able to offer solar control window films along with decorative window films for both commercial and residential use. So what exactly does it mean when we say we partner with LLumar?

For over 55 years, LLumar has worked hard to become one of the highest acclaimed manufacturers of window films. They strive to help customers become more energy efficient while living and working in comfort with our window films. At LLumar, window films are made to protect from the ultraviolet rays and heat of the sun while lowering cooling costs for both residential and commercial consumers. Homeowners have saved up to 40% and commercial customers have saved up to 15% on their energy bills. LLumar is constantly improving their products to meet the needs of their customers. LLumar has worked on several commercial case studies such as:

  1. Exon United States Headquarters
  2. Siemens Center
  3. Empire Tower
  4. Red Bull Racing Office

By partnering with LLumar, American Solar Tinting Inc. has only furthered their reputation for offering the best products for our long term customers. Choose from several styles of decorative film for your windows and glass throughout your house or decide which solar film is best to save you the most money. Commercial consumers can use the Energy Savings Calculator by LLumar to determine which solar film is best for their commercial buildings.

ASTIC is locally owned and serves the areas of:

  1. Washington, DC
  2. Northern Virginia
  3. Maryland

We are located in the Corporate Offices at 5917 Liberty Road in Baltimore, Maryland. To get started with your new window filming using LLumar Window Film, call ASTIC at (800)-969-0100 or click here. Make sure to follow ASTIC today on Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook.



American Solar Tinting, Inc.
5917 Liberty Road Baltimore, Maryland 21207
Phone: (800) 969-0100