Hurricane protection film, a necessary choice
Hurricane protection window films offer home and business owners an alternative option for window protection from a storm's damage. As we've seen in the past, hurricanes can destroy homes, belongings, and lives in a matter of seconds. We see on the Internet and on news stations pictures of homes and businesses with plywood and other materials nailed up as the best hope for hurricane window protection. Is that really the only line of defense we have against these damaging storms? The answer to that question, quite simply, is "no". There is an alternative hurricane window protection solution other than plywood. There is another way to protect your loved ones and possessions - hurricane protection window films.
Wind defense: Both built-in and removable hurricane protection window options
The hurricane window protection film that the professionals at Enpro utilize can protect your home from the elements without sacrificing the style and beauty. Hurricane protection window treatments act as an invisible shield from the elements providing you with the safety, security and assurance that your home and belongs will be safe before, during and after a hurricane.
During these hurricanes, the wind speeds can reach 150 miles per hour or higher. The gale force winds that come with these storms pose two kinds of danger to residential and commercial glass installations. First, the force of the wind itself can be strong enough to shatter the glass. Second, the wind can turn any loose object into a projectile, smashing through the glass and sending dangerous shards in all directions. Because of the serious danger of these flying glass shards, it's easy to see that hurricane window protection is a way to safeguard both personal property as well as the health and safety of those people in and around it.
Enpro offers two hurricane window protection tactics that can provide a range of defenses from the fierce winds and projectiles of a hurricane storm. The first hurricane protection approach is to treat and strengthen the integrity of the window. This can be accomplished in a number of ways. First, the glass itself can be coated with a special kind of hurricane protection window film. The safety window film prevents shattering, and is rigorously tested to withstand the force of a bomb. Second, the entire glazing system can be treated, so that the strength and integrity is significantly improved. This keeps the glass in place in the face of strong force winds, and also contributes to safety by preventing shattering.
For some glass, such as glass doors on the lower levels of a home or business, or commercial garage doors, even more prevention is warranted. In place of plywood, Enpro proposes using Force 12 hurricane screens. These protection screens are flexible and easily stored away when not needed. But when a storm is imminent, the screens can be deployed to protect buildings and homes from strong gales and flying debris.
How do you find the best source for hurricane window protection?
Look for a hurricane window protection business with years of experience in treating and protecting glass. A company that specifically offers the industry leading materials, both films and storm screening is your best choice. As a knowledgeable distributor of glass treatment, Enpro can be your source for hurricane window protection, and Enpro can always refer you to experienced installers in your area. Don't wait until the next major storm is on the horizon, take care of the exterior glass of your home or business, let Enpro help today!