Window Film's Capacity to Protect Glass
June 26, 2002
From vandalism and natural disasters to terrorist attacks, one of the most vulnerable and potentially dangerous elements of a building is the glass in windows. One solid product that can help minimize damage and injuries is security window film—and such products are a natural in retrofit situations. Existing glass in buildings was not designed to resist wind blown debris, earthquakes, gunfire, forced entry, explosions and terrorist attacks. Subject to such stresses, existing glass often breaks into lethal shards and falls or is hurled from the window frame, endangering building occupants and passers by. Broken glass also causes damage to the building that would not have occurred had the glass remained in its frame.