Home Security Film

The windows in your Home should be considered when assessing safety and security. Your glass type, frame construction and level of safety/security should all be taken into consideration when evaluating the installation of Security Film. It is critically important that your expectations and the entire window system be evaluated for an effective result.

The different levels of protection include:
1. Storm related to hold glass together in the event of glass fragmentation

2. Forced Entry to hold glass together as well as secure glass in frame*.
*It is important to note that level 2 results are only as strong as the existing frame construction.

Level 1 can be achieved with the application of an 8mil or greater safety film.

Level 2 is achieved by introducing a frame, film and glass attachment system to each pane of glass.

It is all about your protection level expectation when it comes to a final approach.

Attachment System Overview:
For a wet seal attachment on residential window frames, from a cosmetic and window operability standpoint, the most effective way to accomplish is to expose the glass and frame by pulling the stops and applying the Wet Seal where the glass and the frame intersect. In some cases this can be accomplished on site- when the stops are on the inside. However, when they are on the outside, we have encountered two issues- glass may break when we are taking out to get film applied and/or a sub-standard film install due to excessive dirt particles while handling the glass. Our approach for all areas where we install an attachment system in which the stops are on the outside – would be to order a glass replacement. This glass replacement would be filmed in our shop, and installed in your window frame with attachment as described above.

My recommendations for when considering safety or security film for your home are as follows:
– Confirm your expectations- this will determine film type and attachment system
Hire a professional safety/security film installer that can fully assess your window system and recommend a solution that meets your expectation!