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Safety Film In San Antonio and Why It's Important

What is Safety Film?

3M has created a versatile, useful film that can be directly applied to your windows. 

3M safety film’s chief purpose is to keep your home safe. Safety film and security films are made of a strong, binding material that makes it nearly impossible for a burglar to break your window.

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How Does Safety Film Work?

3M Safety Film works on the same principle as the binding agent in automotive glass. When there is impact, the film keeps the glass from shattering. Think about it. How many times have you seen a car’s windshield hit by a rock? How many times have you seen a windshield completely shatter after being hit by a rock? Usually, an object that hits the windshield makes a hole in the window, but the glass doesn’t shatter.

Reasons You Need Safety Film In San Antonio

The #1 reason people choose safety film in San Antonio is to protect what matters the most. Safety film has the ability to protect loved ones from flying shards of glass during natural disaster events.

Safety Film In San Antonio

Accidents happen, and when it comes to our loved ones we want to do all that we can to protect them. Since 1989 Fletch Window Tint has installed Safety and Security film on thousands of windows in and around San Antonio. The use of safety film mitigates hazards from shattered glass due to natural and human causes.

Oftentimes, in San Antonio we install safety film to windows to bring glass up to code. Safety film offers strength to glass and the ability to hold glass in place in the event of breakage, something that is often required based upon the location of glass inside a home.

 

Tempered glass is costly, and the cost to replace windows can be very expensive. Safety film is an affordable solution when required to bring your glass up to code.

Does Safety Film Need To Be Professionally Installed?

Unfortunately, you cannot install the Safety film yourself. You’ll need to hire a professional to do it for you. Most jobs can be completed in a single day. Safety film can be installed on all types of windows, and when done properly by a professional will not be visible.  However, this is money well spent. As long as you hire a reputable installer, you won’t have to worry about the installation being botched…and nobody wants a botched window film job. Have you ever seen a really horrible window tint on a car? You don’t want that on your home. For over 30 years, Fletch Window Tint has been the local experts when it comes to protecting your home with Safety and Security Film. If You would like free estimate simply click here to contact us. Or if you would like to speak with an expert now simply CALL US TODAY!

How Much Does Safety Film Cost?

The cost of film varies depending on a number of factors. There are different types of protective film with different benefits and different price points.  In order to find out the exact cost for your home, you’re going to need to get a FREE QUOTE.

With that said, we estimate that the average cost is as low as $8 per square foot and can go as high as $15 per square foot or higher. Additionally, most window tint companies will charge a minimum fee to send out a technician. So the per square foot cost to do 1 window or door will be considerably higher than if you do several.

When considering cost, it is important to note that some safety films such as Ultra Prestige and Ultra Night Vision are available in tinted shades and can reduce energy consumption, which over time can help reduce the cost of the film. 

Safety Film Or Security Film - What's The Difference?

But what is the difference between a Safety and Security film? Safety film is typically installed for the purpose of  protection against accidental breakage, or smaller impact situations. The films is designed to hold glass in place on impact, preventing dangerous flying glass shards.These films come in lighter thicknesses ranging from 4 mil. to 8 mil.

Security film offers superior glass hazard mitigation, and are best utilized for windows subject to severe glass threats such as burglary, severe weather, or break ins. The film is available in 8 mil. and 14 mil. It is always installed with an attachment system that actually anchors the film to the window frame making it extremely difficult to breach. Watch the video below to see the product in action.

Which Film Is Right For You?

Choosing the right film means comparing the cost to the benefits. If you’re worried about weather and not burglars than the Safety Series is ideal for you. 

Finally, if you live in a hot climate, the Ultra Prestige Series will pay for itself with the energy savings it will bring to your home. Of course it will also offer strong protection against burglars.

Ultra Prestige Series

The Ultra Prestige Series offers the most comprehensive coverage that is available through 3M’s protective film series. This protective film is made using a multi-layered process that creates an extremely strong product. This film rejects up to 60% of the heat coming through your window, which provides a drastic reduction in cooling requirements. Also it filters out 97% of the sun’s infrared rays and 99.9% of harmful UV rays.

Safety Series

Despite offering less comprehensive coverage than the other two films, the safety series does make your windows significantly stronger and less vulnerable to break-ins.

The Safety Series film is made up of a thick adhesive that keeps glass from shattering after an impact and is available in 6 and, 8 mil sizes..

Finally, unlike Ultra Prestige, the Safety Series doesn’t come with a lifetime guarantee but instead offers a 10-year guarantee.

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