If you are building a new structure in Houston or renovating an old one–something you need to consider and get a plan for is– building codes. These rules lay out how buildings function safely as a means to protect the occupants. So making sure to follow these codes is not only a safety issue but a legal one and it could also save you from getting sued should someone on your property get hurt. Glass features are some of the most regulated features and rules for these must be adhered to. This is because, when glass shatters it can cause horrible injuries to those in its path. Bringing glass features up to code is expensive and time-consuming but there is a workaround for having all new tempered glass installed. The solution is window film and it is a fast and cost-effective method to get your building’s glass up to code

Window Film Brings Plate Glass Windows Up to Code

One of the most dangerous features of any building or home is its large plate glass windows. In modern buildings, most windows already have safety glass in the areas building codes require it. However, in older buildings, plate glass was mostly used. The danger with plate glass is it breaks into large, deadly shards that severely injure those around it. Removing these large old windows is very expensive–so too can be installing a new one. A better solution is to have safety window film installed on the existing window. Window films turn any glass into tempered glass–bringing windows up to code at a significantly lower cost than replacement.

Window Film Brings Glass In Areas Near Water Up To Code

Glass in areas near water has specific codes to make sure if people fall into it there will be minimal injuries. This includes areas like pools, showers, and hot tubs. In older buildings, the windows are usually made from plate glass. Therefore, if you are remodeling a property or constructing a new one, you must be aware this glass needs to be replaced with tempered glass. Retrofitting a window with tempered glass is costly. Security window film, which turns any type of glass into tempered glass, is the solution because it requires much less work to install but also is much more cost-effective.

When building or renovating a property you will benefit greatly from safety and other types of window film. Not only will it keep people in your property safer but will also allow you to cost-effectively it here to the building codes in the Houston area. For a no-cost safety consultation contact us at Window Film Houston today!


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.