Building codes help keep the structures we live and work in safe. They also help protect the environment by establishing guidelines for energy conservation.
However, many older buildings do not meet the requirements mandated by codes today. Before any renovations can take place, buildings must be updated before a construction permit can be issued.
One cost-effective way to update older buildings in order to meet property code requirements in Houston is by installing security window film. Below, we’ve discussed some of the various ways that security film can be used to update an older home or historic building.
Using Security Film to Retrofit Windows & Glass Areas
Because windows are fragile, they’re often a safety concern, especially if they’re located near water. New building codes require windows located in hazardous areas to be reinforced with an attachment system or made from tempered glass. Replacing windows can be costly and place a burden on the property owner. Security window films offer a more affordable alternative that can be used to retrofit existing windows, avoiding the need for replacement. With security film, glass becomes 10x stronger than before and is secured safely in place so that it does not become a safety hazard if a window is broken.
For more information on security window film, check out this brochure: llumar-security-window-film-safety-requirements-houston
Ways Security Film Can Be Used to Update Your Property
Here are some of the ways that you can use security widow film for updating your Houston property:
- Reinforcing skylights and large glass panels – Security film can be used to secure skylights and large panels of glass in order to keep them in place.
- Strengthening glass located near hazards – Windows located near pools, showers, water fountains, stairs, and other areas with a high risk of slip-and-fall can be strengthened with security film instead of tempered glass.
- Bird strike and accident prevention – Security window films with safety distraction markers and patterns can be used to prevent glass collisions and bird strikes.
Install Security Window Film for your Houston Property
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About The Author: Mike Kinsey
Mike Kinsey is the Operations Manager for the largest and most successful window tinting company in the Houston area. Mike has been cultivating his knowledge of window film products for over 15 years and is familiar with top brands such as LLumar, C-Bond, Solyx, and Vista as well as the latest trends and innovations in security, privacy, and energy efficient technology. Since he started working in the industry, he has overseen the installation of over 250,000 square feet of film for residential and commercial buildings of all types. His impressive portfolio and years of experience make him one of the top professionals in the field and are backed by official certifications from 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.
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