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How effective is safety window film during adverse weather?

Harsh, adverse weather can be unexpected and cause severe damage to buildings and properties. Just recently, Storm Callum hit the UK, with parts of England being severely affected by high winds of up to 70mph, heavy rainfall and falling debris.

When weather like this hits, it often results in expensive property damage and puts people in danger. Whilst glass safety window film is not a complete solution for storm or extreme weather, it does have some beneficial properties.

Safety window film alone cannot completely prevent glass in windows and doors from breaking and it’s not a replacement for other extreme weather protection measures. But here’s what it can do.

Security window film is tear and impact-resistant, holding glass fragments together in the case of breakage due to violent weather. This prevents dangerous shattering which can be harmful for people in the vicinity.

The window film makes the glass stronger which makes it less likely to break during inclement weather, for example if flying debris strikes a window,  keeping occupants safer from harm.

By helping to prevent windows from shattering, or retaining shattered glazing in its frame, safety window film can help to maintain the weather seal of a building. This helps reduce damage from water and high winds.

So whilst safety window film is not a complete solution to extreme weather by itself, it can certainly be of use and provide many benefits.

Our glass safety film for windows and doors has a thickness of .007”, has a tensile strength of 32,000 Average MD/TD and a break strength of 175 pounds per inch (width). It’s suitable for use in a range of commercial sectors including education, retail and offices.

Our safety window film has a clean, non-tinted appearance and the .007” thickness means it’s unobtrusive once applied. It also has the added benefit of reducing fading of interior furnishings by screening out harmful UV rays.

To find out more about safety window film, contact us at Westgate…

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