Shattered glass causes a number of injuries every year. Still, such situations can be avoided through the safety film supplied and installed by Westgate Solar Control. In what environments, should this material be used and what are some of its main benefits?
How Does it Work?
This type of safety film can be thought of as an invisible barrier between the window and the surrounding environment. A thickness of merely .007 inches dictates that it will remain completely unobtrusive. Still, it helps to hold the glass together in the event that it shatters. The chances of flying shards being produced are dramatically diminished. Another advantage worth noting is that should the window break, the entire pane can be removed safely and with much less effort.
Where Safety Window Film is Often Utilised
Many public locations such as schools and hospitals will often use this type of safety film, and for good reason. Not only will broke glass present a very real risk of injury, but a lawsuit may result from negligence in certain situations. Another interesting application of this film is associated with security. It can be placed directly over shop and store windows in order to lessen the chances of a smash and grab. As you may imagine, we will offer this material in numerous dimensions in order to satisfy the needs of the client.
The Physical Properties of Our Safety Film for Glass Windows and Doors
It is absolutely clear, so visibility will not present an issue. A break strength of 175 pounds per square inch (79 kilogrammes) signifies that it is highly resistant to most common impacts. This will also provide the glass with an extra layer of support; always a concern within areas known for high foot traffic. It will require between five and six pounds per square inch (approximately 2.5 kilogrammes) in order to be peeled off, so the film is likewise a vandalism deterrent. This material is also highly resistant to scratches, so it will protect the underlying glass from unnecessary wear and tear.
Additional Benefits of this Safety Window Film
One of the most overlooked concerns within many environments is the impact that ultraviolet rays can have. Not only can this type of radiation be harmful to those with sensitive skin, but coloured accessories such as upholstery and furniture will fade over time. This film blocks no less than 83 percent of these rays while not compromising its transparency. It will therefore often be seen within nurseries and other areas where exposure to the sun needs to be limited.
Why Choose Westgate Solar Control?
We take a great deal of pride in offering our customers targeted solutions based around their requirements. As we are certified under the ISO 9001:2008 accreditation scheme, clients can rest assured that this attention to detail is only matched by our professional expertise. On-site support, nationwide service and a wide range of products are some other advantages to enjoy when choosing to work with our team.
Do you hope to install our safety film for glass within your commercial or public premises? Are you interested in learning the additional benefits that this material has to offer? If so, we will be more than pleased to help. Speak with one of our representatives today.