Although building codes vary, many require safety glazing or tempered glass in certain hazardous areas to mitigate potential risk and injury. Buildings that don’t meet these standards, including ones such as ANSI Z97.1 or 16 CFR 1201, face hefty fines if the code isn’t met. However, replacing existing glass with tempered glass is an expensive and arduous process. 3M™ Safety Window Films make safety glazing more convenient and affordable. Best of all? It applies to existing windows, so no replacement glass is needed.
Fortify Glass with 3M™ Safety Windows Films
3M™ Safety Windows Films are a more affordable alternative to glass replacement when it comes to bringing your building up to code. They’re impact-tested and proven to enhance safety, so they offer increased protection for building occupants and visitors. Effectively bring your building up to code by applying 3M Safety Film and strengthening glass beyond original specifications.
Benefits Beyond Safety
While replacing glass usually requires downtime that could impact operations or delay business, window film application is an unintrusive process. With professional installation, you can bring your building up to code in no time, without interruptions. There is no need to spend more money and time on glass replacement when you can achieve the same result for a fraction of the cost. In fact, applying 3M™ Window Films to existing glass can be up to seven times cheaper than installing new windows.
Solar Control & Energy Savings
Certain varieties of 3M™ Window Films, such as the Scotchshield Ultra Prestige Series, won’t just add another layer of protection for your building. They’ll also work to reflect solar energy. By blocking out heat, this window film makes it easier to maintain comfortable temperatures, leading to enhanced energy efficiency, reduced strain on your HVAC system, and lower utility bills. Because 3M Scotchshield Ultra Prestige Series Window Films offer enhanced protection along with reduced heating and cooling costs, they yield a quick return on investment — usually within three years. So not only is 3M Safety Film a more affordable safety glazing alternative, but it can also pay for itself in a short amount of time. Not to mention, window film also blocks up to 99% of damaging UV rays to protect occupants and prevent fading of furniture, artwork, flooring, textiles, and other furnishings.
Invest in Safety Glazing for Your Building
Do you need to bring your building up to code quickly and cost-efficiently? Reach out to one of our window film experts today to receive a free quote. We’d love to help find the best solution for your building.
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.