Windows bring light into your home, give you a clear view of the outdoors and add personality to the design. You may enjoy your windows without giving them much thought until something goes wrong.
In the best of circumstances, a broken window leaves you scrambling to find an emergency replacement service. In worse situations, you may be dealing with the police after a burglary, heading to the emergency room with a child who has fallen through a window, or major damage to the interior caused by the elements of a severe hurricane or storm.
Points of Vulnerability
The windows in your home are points of vulnerability. They are expensive to replace, especially on short order, and broken glass is dangerous. The best way to protect your home against this vulnerability is with security window film. In the Greater Houston area, Solar X offers the industry-leading 3M Series of Safety and Security film products.
Security window film protects against three categories of threat: flying debris that breaks the window from the outside, purposeful intrusion from the outside by humans, and accidental breakage from inside or outside caused by someone falling against the window.
Any storm that produces high winds can send branches, outdoor furniture and other loose objects crashing through your windows. In Houston, where there is the added threat of hurricanes, the damage can be even more severe. Strong winds, hail, and driving rain can shatter unprotected windows, sending glass flying into your home and allowing everything near a window to be soaked and ruined.
Windows that are easily accessed from the outside allow burglars to break into your home, causing you to lose property and your sense of security. If you have valuables close to the window, the thieves can even do a “smash and grab” burglary and be gone in a matter of seconds. Anything you can do to slow a burglar down will make your home less attractive and make it less likely the burglar will stick around to finish the job.
Children and adults can accidentally fall into and through a window. They could be playing or may simply lose their balance and fall. Breaking through a window can leave them not only frightened but badly injured.
3M Safety and Security Film
Solar X provides expert installation of 3M Safety and Security Films to protect you from the dangers of broken glass. Safety and Security window film cannot keep a window from breaking, but is designed to hold the glass shards in place with a sheet of tough material that also helps to prevent punctures. We have a short video on our site that demonstrates exactly what happens when a window protected by safety film is shattered with a baseball bat. It’s impressive how strong this product is.
We offer three performance levels of safety film. The 3M Ultra Prestige Series is the top of the line. It is made of 42 micro-thin layers bonded together into a clear film. It also has sun-control properties, blocking up to 60 percent of the heat and 99 percent of the UV light that strikes your windows.
The 3M Ultra Series is also a high-quality product made of bonded micro-layers. It may be applied in both a clear or tinted version and results in a high level of visual clarity.
The 3M Safety Series is the most basic security film. It is a single layer of polyester material either 7 or 8 Mil thick. It is available as either a clear or tinted product.
Give Solar X a call for more information and a free estimate. We have been providing expert sales and service since 1973, and we look forward to serving you.
Authorized 3M Dealer
Solar X is an authorized dealer of 3M Prestige Window Films. We have been in business in the Houston area since 1973 and provide expert installation of commercial window tinting. Give us a call for a free quote and let us put you on the path to a more comfortable, lower-cost business environment.