Call us now (832) 680-2717

Armor Glass® Specifications

Armor Glass Features

Harden the weakest link of each building — its glass. Our Armor Glass® certified security window films “armor the glass” of buildings to avoid a breach of fragile glass by hurricane-force winds, explosions, burglars, or shooters. We recommend the following specification as a minimum:

8 Mil Security Window Film which can be Clear, Solar Tint or Silver film, made in the USA which has passed the following tests:


WIND-BORNE DEBRIS- Storm Testing: 8 mil Armor Glass® safety films shall be capable of meeting the following tests:

  • ASTM E-1886/1996, Standard Test Method for Missile Impact and Cycling on Exterior Windows, Shutters, Doors, and Curtain Walls – Large Missile (4.5 lb. Level C)
  • MIAMI DADE Protocol PA 201 and 203

Bomb BLAST RESISTANCE: Independent testing of Armor Glass® safety films with results from high-explosive tests evaluating the capability of Armor Glass® window film in 8 mil to 14 mil thicknesses to reduce the hazards of flying glass shards during an explosion.

  • GSA Security Criteria 3b/3a – Level 2
  • GSA TS-01-2003, GSA Performance Condition with a minimum blast pressure of 4 psi28 psi-msec when applied with GE SCS2000 Silpruf on 1/4 inch (6 mm) single pane tempered glass

Frame Attachment (for ALL Tempered Glass applications): The applied window film must be bonded to the frames to avoid detachment on impact using the proper bead of a structural sealant such as GE Silpruf 2000 or Dow 995.

The company doing installation should be in business a minimum of 10 years and must be a “Certified Security Window Film Installer” by the manufacturer.

Following these specs will avoid substandard film and defective, substandard work by unqualified companies and individuals (which happens frequently.)


  • ASTM 1886/1996 Large Missile Impact Level “C” (4.5lb missile)
  • MIAMI DADE Protocol PA 201 and 203
  • Southern Building Code Congress, International (SBCCI) SSTD
  • 12-99 100 MPH Wind Zone, Large Missile Impact and Cycling

  • CFR Title 16 CPSC Part 1201 Category I and II
  • ANSI Z 97.1 unlimited
  • British Standard 6202 A, B and C
  • South African Bureau Standards 1263-2
  • Australian/New Zealand AS/NZ 2208
  • Ballistics Resistance
  • H.P. White Laboratory HP-TP-0500.02

  • W.B.E. #817-001, ASTM F-1642
  • U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Standard Test Method for Glazing and Glazing Systems Subject to Airblast Loadings, ASTM 1642-96
  • GSA Security Criteria 3b/3a, Level 2

  • ASTM-1233 – Level 1
  • German DIN 52-290 A1 Rating

  • ASTM D-4830

  • ASTM E-84 – Smoke and Flame Spread Index
  • ASTM D-1929 – Ignition Characteristics

  • ASTM- E-330: National Certified Testing Lab