A lady who lives on a golf course called after a ball had struck her windows. We applied 8 Mil Solar Security film to “armor the glass” and cut the solar heat. Golf balls hit her windows several times after that and she had us put security film on the new glass each time.
I asked if that bothered her. She said “No, it is so much better than having to clean up glass fragments covering the room. The glass would turn into a fine powder that was hard to clean up.
With Armor Glass film, the broken glass was contained in the film and removed with the old glass pane, simply and easily. No mess to clean up!