The safety of your family, employees, and customers should always be your top priority when deciding on window treatments. Fortunately, there are cost-effective solutions that will help you meet tempered code requirements for your windows. Safety window film is an excellent option for bringing your existing windows into compliance with tempering codes quickly and easily.
Where Are Tempered Glass Panes Required?
In Doors – If the glass is located in a door that swings, slides, or is bi-folding, the windows must meet tempered codes through a new window or window film.
Next To Doors – Glass that is located parallel to the door within 24 inches on either side of the door must be tempered or have the appropriate film. If the window is perpendicular to a closed door, and inside of 24 inches on the hinge side of a door that opens inward, it is going to require safety window film or tempered glass.
Standalone Windows – If a window has a pane of glass that exceeds 9 square feet, has a bottom edge under 18 inches above the floor, a top edge over 36 inches above the floor, and a floor that is 36 inches or less from the window, it must be tempered or have safety window film installed.
There are other places tempered glass is required including stairs, wet areas, and more.
Types of Window Film
Window film is available in various types, such as security window film, safety window film, and decorative window film. Security window films are designed to provide additional strength and protection against break-ins. In contrast, safety window films help protect people from broken glass if the windows are broken during an intruder or accident.
Decorative window films can also be used to update the appearance of your windows while still providing the added safety and security features of other types of window films.
Benefits of Window Film
Window film is easy to install, and it comes in various tints and textures, so you can find options that fit your specific needs. Once installed, the window films protect against forced entry, flying debris from storms, and accidental glass shattering. Window films can also help increase energy efficiency by blocking out harmful UV rays while still allowing natural light to enter your home or office.
Window film is an affordable, easy-to-install solution for meeting tempered code requirements in your building without replacing your windows. It comes in various styles and can add a layer of security and protection for your family, employees, and customers. So if you’re looking for a cost-effective solution to keep your windows up to code, window film is the answer.
Security Window Film Installation Services
For more information about window films or how they can help bring your existing windows into compliance with tempered code, don’t hesitate to contact your local window film experts at TN Security. We can provide you with more information on the many benefits of window films.
With over 30 years of experience in the security and monitoring industry, T.N. Security’s mission is to provide the most advanced protection with interactive communications capabilities to Pittsburgh homes and business. From residential whole-house audio systems, wireless security systems, and LED lighting to commercial structured wiring for voice, video and data, T.N. Security has what you need to meet your audio, lighting, and security needs.
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