The summer is here! That is phenomenal news for those who love the sun, who love the pool, who love swimming, who love the cookouts, who love being free from winter coats and sweaters, and who love the proverbial long walks on the beach.
All that being said, summer can sometimes pack a wallop, when it comes to extreme heat and extreme storms. As we all know, more and more the weather is becoming less and less predictable. Last year, the Atlantic and Gulf coasts in the United States sustained a lot of damage from summer storms and hurricanes. This year, weather professionals are predicting up to 14 storms this coming hurricane season, four of which could be major hurricanes.
So, even though we are a little less prone to hurricanes here in Calgary, severe weather, thunder storms, and high winds make the windows in your home vulnerable.
Taking Precautions for Storm Safety
When storms are extreme, protecting your home and your family are on the top of your mind. The first step in taking the necessary precautions for safety must include a focus on securing your windows as best as you can.
Back in the day, people would shutter or even board up their windows with an impending storm. That is less of an option these days. However, there is a way to secure your windows with storm security film. Of course, storm security film cannot replace storm shutters, but it provides an added layer of protection for your house when summer storms come rolling in.
What Is Storm Security Film?
Storm security film is a kind of window film that can be applied to your home or your office windows. If installed properly – and we highly recommend getting a protective window film professional to install security window film – then the film will not obstruct the beautiful view of your backyard from your home, or the view of the skyline from your office.
Essentially, the security window film is a layer over your window that will ensure that your windows are stronger and are less susceptible to shattering in a storm.
In addition, even if a tree, or some other type of debris, hits a window in your home (or office) then the broken window will be held together by the window film. Therefore, you still have protection against the elements and no one can be harmed from broken glass scattered inside your house.
What are the Main Benefits of Storm Security Film?
There are really three main benefits of storm security film (or security window film). They are as follows:
- Greatly improved durability of your windows to prevent breakage;
- Helpful prevention of windows shattering when sustaining an impact; and
- Increased protection from debris and water coming in after something breaks a window.
At times of a severe storm when you are in your home, you would be wise to make sure that your family moves to a room without windows. That way, you can ensure your safety while you allow your windows protected with storm security film to make your window’s glass stronger, and less able to shatter.
Are Windows Covered with Storm Security Film Covered Hurricane Proof?
Unfortunately, windows installed with storm security film are not hurricane proof. Nor are they earthquake proof, burglar proof, bomb proof, or bulletproof. They are, however, designed to make sure that your windows are more durable, will better protect against impacts, and are more shatter resistant.
In looking at the various threats from Mother Nature, you can see that security window film is a good choice. When you are faced with severe hurricane winds, storm security film can reduce the risk of harm from pieces of broken glass if your window happens to shatter. In the event of an earthquake, storm security window film may be able to keep a window together if it comes out of the frame.
Interestingly, security window film was originally created to improve safety and security in the face of the threat of terrorist bombings. Yet, now they are instrumental in protecting you in a storm, during some other natural event, or even from “smash and take” kind of crimes. That is because the film will hold window glass together even if broken.
In that vein, with security window film, a would-be burglary must think about the circumstances – should he take the time to keep on trying to break a window through the durable window film, or should he cut his losses and move on. Any burglar would be smart to move on because time is short in any crime. That is true particularly if a security alarm goes off. The end result, your home and your belongings are safe.
Call the Protective Film Specialists at Tint Tech for More Information on Storm Security Film
Tint Tech employs Calgary’s best protective film specialists. We understand all of the benefits of window film, and we are the experts who can provide you with professional installation that will be right the first time, and will last the lifetime of your car or home window. As protective film specialists, Tint Tech professionals will be happy to guide you through all of the options available to you with regard to automotive, residential, and commercial window film.
Having been in the business for decades, Tint Tech knows window film. We at Tint Tech take pride in the work we do. We treat every home window as if it is our own. That is what sets us apart from the competition. We increase the security of your glass and add privacy for your home windows. And we can do it all for less money than you think.
For more information about how security window film can help your business or office, contact the protective film specialists in Calgary, Tint Tech.
Every staff member at Tint Tech is a professional installer who will see your project through from start to finish. With over 45 years of combined experience among our professionals, Tint Tech guarantees that our work will be of the highest quality, while ensuring your ultimate satisfaction. Call today to learn more at 1-403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form.