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:
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.
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.)