The Numerous Ways Window Film Keeps Austin Homes Safer

Window film is a fantastic improvement for homeowners because of any number of benefits that stem from its installation such as energy savings and glare reduction. However,  it is also an extremely effective method to keep homes safer and protected from dangers of all sorts. As it happens, the ways in which window film works to protect are plentiful but one common denominator in all the ways is– window film provides a more secure place for your family to thrive. These protection mechanisms make window film worth the relatively low cost of having it installed and put it among the top home improvements homeowners in Austin can buy.  Find out more below all the incredible ways window film will keep you safer in your Austin home.

Home Window Film For Home Invasion Protection

Safety & Security Films are a strong barrier against home invasion. Like laminated glass, they are designed to make the window glass shatter-resistant. This is effective because–should an intruder try to break a window in your home, the broken glass stays attached to the film and the window cannot be readily penetrated, meaning the would-be thief cannot enter your home without a lot of time and effort–which they likely don’t have before police arrive.  

Home Window Film As A Safety Glass Alternative

Building codes in Austin many times require tempered or laminated glass for glass features that are considered “dangerous”. These are places where a slip and fall could result in glass breaking and hurting or killing someone: glass doors, bathroom glass, windows, balconies, staircase glass. Bringing these areas up to code is often something that is required when remodeling your home and that is means installing expensive tempered glass.   Window film satisfies the safety glass requirement and is a cost-effective and suitable workaround for installing tempered or laminated glass.

Home Window Film For Sun Protection

More and more research suggests that  UV rays shining in through home windows may have numerous many negative impacts on health such as:

  • premature skin aging and wrinkles
  • Collagen damage
  • Skin cancer
  • Eye cancer and disease

So, the caustic rays from the sun that shine through your Austin’ homes windows, could, in fact, be adding increased risks to your family’s health. Since glass alone will not stop harmful UV, UVA or UVB rays, having window film installed, which blocks 99.9% of harmful rays and offers the same protection as an SPF 2000 sunscreen, is a good way to protect you and your family from deadly diseases stemming from the sun.

Window Film For Natural Disaster Protection

We get powerful storms all the time here in Austin: hail storms, the occasional tornado, floods, and even gale force winds.   Flying glass and debris is one of the main risks associated with these types of storms. Window film greatly reduces the risk of injury from natural disasters and storms;  preventing flying shards of broken glass, and inhibiting debris and water penetration through broken windows.

For more information on window film to make your Austin home safer, contact us at Custom Tint Solutions/Austin today!

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Mike Kinsey uses his knowledge of window film products and industry innovations to help customers find simple, versatile solutions for meeting their architectural goals. As the Operations Manager for Custom Tint Solutions, he is the head of sales, customer relations, and product education and also personally oversees all window film installs from start to finish. His fifteen years of experience combined with his background in construction and project management sets him apart as an expert in his field. Mike's qualifications are extensive and are backed by certifications from 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.