The glass windows that surround brick-and-mortar shops allow passersby to sneak a peek into the inventory of a business. Those same windows also allow the sun’s warming rays to create all-natural mood lighting which can help create a sense of joy, all while brightening the spirits of employees and customers alike.
But those same windows can be areas of opportunity for thieves, ready to breach their exterior in order to snatch and grab. In the case of high winds or even explosions, glass is no match for a forceful impact, as it can shatter and create dangerous projectile shards.
Glass can create a beautiful aesthetic for any business, but the problems it can cause when damaged are very real. That’s why if you have windows, you need anti-shatter film.
Anti-Shatter Films, or sometimes referred to as blast mitigation films, are a simple, easy way to add a layer of reinforcement to any glass surface. While this certainly includes the windows that surround your home or place of business, this can also include other areas such as counters or décor that individuals may come into contact with. No matter whether you’re trying to prevent a thief from breaking through your front glass door or a party guest from sending an accidentally dropped dish through your new and expensive coffee table, anti-shatter films can help out in both instances.
Selection and Installation
Safety films are an almost transparent product that’s applied just as easily as one would place a sticker. The process begins by selecting a roll of film with a thickness to your liking; the thicker the film, the more protection it provides against things such as high-speed winds and explosions. If you’re just worried about a few errant baseballs or misplaced knees from employees, then a thinner film is fine.
Next, make sure to measure all of the glass surfaces you intend to cover. Film can be trimmed to fit any size surface, and sections can be cut out to accommodate decorations, signage, etc. Cutting the film to size won’t compromise the integrity or degree of protection that it provides.
The final step is to apply the film. In order to get the best possible amount of contact for a flawless adhesion, make sure to clean the surface prior to installation. Press the film firmly against the surface and slowly unroll it, making sure to smooth out any air bubbles should they arise.
Once the film is in place, do a final inspection to make sure all areas are pressed firmly in place, and you’re all done. You’ve just made a huge improvement to the safety of your business and your employees, and it only took a matter of moments.
What Do They Protect Against?
Anything that could break glass, of course! Rocks from mischievous youths, debris sent airborne from road construction, thieves interested in helping themselves to your wares without the hassle of paying for them. Safety window film can stop them all in their tracks.
Anti-shatter films add a layer of durability and thickness to your windows and other glass surfaces. Should something happen that would normally cause your glass to break and shatter, the films helps keep the pieces of glass from scattering. While it isn’t completely impenetrable, it does keep glass from flying around and damaging people and inventory.
Also, should you arrive one morning to find that an up-and-coming artist has decided to turn your storefront into a canvas befitting of their own display of spray paint artistry, simply remove the film the surface and you’ll pull the graffiti off right along with it.
In the event of an explosion, excessive winds, or accidental collision, one of two things can happen to the glass located in and around your home or business. Extremely dangerous shards can be sent careening through the air, causing harm to life and limb, as well as insurmountable damage to products and equipment.
All glass surfaces can be kept intact, suffering nothing more than a few cosmetic cracks and splinters. That is, only if you have anti-shatter film in place. Sure, you may have to replace a few panes of glass here and there, but when you consider the alternative…
Isn’t it worth it?