Schools are a place where children should always feel safe. But glass building facades leave schools vulnerable to natural disasters and break-ins. Glass can easily shatter during an earthquake, tornado, tropical storm, severe thunderstorm, or attempted break-in. Flying pieces of glass pose a risk to students, teachers, and faculty, potentially causing injury or death. Add protection and hold shattered glass together by installing window film for schools.
Why Install Window Film for Schools?
There are several reasons why school systems should invest in window film:
- Protects Occupants
- Delays Intrusion
- Strengthens Weak Points
When a natural disaster strikes or a potential break-in happens, the first thought that comes into mind is safety. That’s why schools have drills to practice the best way to be safe in an emergency. However, it’s impossible to be completely prepared through drills alone. In Ohio, instances of tornados are on the rise. In fact, there are new regulations to protect against tornados. And during tornado season running from April to July, all schools in Ohio are required to perform tornado drills once a month.
Tornados bring high winds, which can easily break glass windows. While broken windows themselves are potentially deadly, they can cause an even bigger problem. The pressure due to the wind entering through broken windows can cause entire roofs to blow off, which can be both dangerous and expensive to repair.
3M™ Safety & Security Films for schools hold glass together if it breaks, reducing the risk of injury or death, and preventing pressure from building up and potentially destroying the roof.
Safety and security window film can help stave off unwanted individuals and deter them from easily accessing the property to cause further harm. By holding glass together, window film for schools makes it harder for intruders to break through. Every second is precious when it comes to an emergency. Holding off intruders even for a little longer can allow more time for occupants to get out safely and save lives.
Strengthens Weak Points
Schools are often filled with glass. Glass windows, doors, and walls let children see the outside world, which inspires imagination and creativity. However, the more glass a building has, the more vulnerable it is. By installing window film in schools, you can help fortify weak areas to add critical protection. Security film can also be paired with attachment systems for additional reinforcement.
Protecting the Children & Teachers in Your Community
At Solar Tint, we work with schools across Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Tennessee to install window film and strengthen facilities to better protect our educators and children. Installing window film in educational facilities and school systems can help provide both essential protection and peace of mind. Reach out today to speak to a window film expert to learn more and receive a free quote.
As the largest 3M dealer in the Midwest with over 40 years of experience, there’s no project we can’t tackle. In fact, we’ve installed over 500,000 square feet of window film in the last year. Connect with us and receive your free quote and energy savings estimate.