Safety Film – A Safety Glass Alternative Solution
Fort Worth is a big ol’ city full of fun people and grand ol’ houses. In fact, from Ridglea all the way up to Fort Worth Alliance airport and everywhere in between, the city is chalked full of some of the most gorgeous and diverse abodes that Texas has to offer. Many of these homes were built in the beginning of last century and the “vintage” look only adds to their charm. However, one problem many Fort Worth homeowners face when they start to renovate is that many older homes have windows and glass fixtures that don’t live up to today’s building codes. This is because by today’s standards many large windows in “hazardous” areas like bathrooms, balconies, around pools and at the end of stairways need to have tempered glass to protect people from harm or death in the event of breakage. Replacing windows with tempered glass is expensive, time-consuming and can kill a renovation budget just like that, which is why we at Fort Worth Window Film suggest using safety window film instead of tempered glass to get your Fort Worth’s home up to code. It is faster, cheaper, has a myriad of fringe benefits that go along with it and you can pass inspection with it too!
The biggest benefit of using safety window film over tempered glass is the cost. Tempered glass is incredibly expensive and removing old glass is time-consuming. Safety and security film can be applied in less than a day and costs 50%-75% less.
Safety film gives protection during earthquakes, wind-related storms, like tornados, with flying debris. This is important because flying debris can shatter window glass, sending shards of flying glass into a home and injuring people. Window safety film holds the broken glass in place.
While window safety glass will not stop a thief, it will slow them down! A huge factor in safety is slowing an intruder and buying you more time to call 911, escape, get to a safe room or time defend yourself. Security films are tear resistant and make the window much more difficult to penetrate and will hold glass fragments together after impact.
Don’t let your Fort Worth home renovation get out of control and over budget because of the unplanned for addition of tempered glass, work around it with safety window film! Contact us at, Fort Worth Window Film for a free, on-site estimate today!