Thursday, May 21, 2015

Getting Protection from Injury and Burglary

Almost all windows have glass panes. Traditionally, these panes are made from pure glass, which makes them fragile and prone to breakage when hit by a hard object. This is why glass windows are often the entry point of burglars into a house. Thanks to advancement in glass production and window tinting technology, however, glass panes can be made less fragile and more reliable.

Protection Against Injury and Burglary

Window glass comes in many types, including annealed glass, float glass, and heat strengthened glass. While most of these glass window types have beneficial features, they share a common weakness—they break into sharp shards when smashed by a hard object. A lot of injurious and sometimes fatal accidents have been associated with glass shards.

One way to prevent glass windows from breaking into shards is to temper it. Fully tempered glass can break into small pieces when subjected to a certain level of force. Unlike shards, however, these small pieces can hardly cause injury to anyone who gets in contact with them. However, it brings up another issue—security. When a glass window easily breaks into small pieces, it becomes easily target for burglars.

The more effective solution to prevent both injury from glass shards and burglary is using security film. If the glass breaks, this thin polyester film holds the pieces together, and prevents them from scattering. Because the glass won’t break apart easily, burglars are effectively deterred.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Safety Treatments for Windows

Every person deserves a shelter of his own to live in peace and quiet. However, a security flag is raised when you glance at the window and see someone trying to look in – peeping is more like it. That’s when you need home window tinting from professional glass tinting services or window film providers.  

Security and Safety Window Films

The focus of security and safety window films is crime prevention, as well as protection from severe weather or accidents resulting from it. These window films impede quick entry through the window panes and glass doors, making it difficult for burglars or criminals to enter your home. They also help hold the panes in place to minimize flying glass and breakage that may result due to violent weather conditions. Security windows come with safety film alone or can be combined with a tinted sun control option to get the home window tinting benefits.

Decorative and Privacy Window Films

These films, meanwhile, provide decorative solutions for shower doors, bathroom windows, kitchen cabinets, and pantries. They offer a choice of beautiful styles at a fraction of the cost of etched glass. They allow you to maintain your privacy without sacrificing natural light.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

How a Security Film for Windows Can Deter Theft and Related Crimes

Your home is supposed to be the safest place you can be at. With all the news about break-ins and other property crimes you see on television, however, you can’t help but worry about your family’s safety. Security alarm systems and CCTV cameras can make your home or business secure, but if you want to add more security, consider applying a heavy-duty security window film. A window film is a thin laminate retrofit coating upgrade (made mainly from polyester) installed on the interior surface of a glass pane using a special adhesive. Originally, window films were installed for sun control, which helps improve a building’s energy efficiency. Because the laminate also prevents a glass from breaking apart, however, it is now considered an effective tool for home security.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Various Ways Residential Window Tinting Protects You and Your Home

Wherever your home is located – be it in Wisconsin or in warmer states – it is most probably one of your biggest investments. Because your property is an important asset, you wouldn’t want it to deteriorate only after a few years of use. Unfortunately, your home faces constant beating from the sun’s heat and glare so it’s possible that artwork inside your home as well as its furnishings can fade. Similarly, you wouldn’t want criminals breaking in and stealing your valuables simply because they can see what expensive appliances and other items you have at home. Fortunately, there are ways to add security to your home. One of the best options is to have your home’s glass windows tinted. Expertly-applied residential window tinting will not only spruce up your home’s appearance but more importantly, it enhances your windows’ impregnability against UV rays and criminal elements. Here are some conspicuous ways your window tinting can help protect your home.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Window Security Film Prevents Would-Be Thieves from Gathering Info

Installing window security film yourself is as straightforward as drawing a straight line, but it’s better to have an expert do it. The material may come with an additional set of instructions from the manufacturer and require special installation tools and techniques to allow optimum function and effect. Some tinted security window films can also provide smash resistance to your windows or patio doors, however the installation of a proper glass retention system for true smash security is dependent on the construction of your windows, whether they are wood, vinyl, or metal, or are one large surface vs. separate smaller panes. Call the window film specialists at Window Enhancements LLC for a free consultation and evaluation of your needs.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Residential Window Tinting a Necessity During ‘Ultraviolet Season’

Any place where the sun shines, UV radiation is surely present. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, UV radiation can reach high levels even under heavy cloud cover, as water molecules and fine particles in the atmosphere scatter them around. Around 90 percent of UV radiation can penetrate through the clouds in this manner. Your home will need its own deterrent against harmful UV rays. Just as the Earth has the ozone layer and cloud cover for protection, your home can rely on residential window tinting solutions from companies like Window Enhancements, LLC. These low-cost measures can deter up to 99.9 percent of UV radiation, both UV-A and UV-B.