If you live in a hurricane-prone area of the country, such as along the Atlantic coast, you might wish you could manage to have no windows at your home or business. Windows are the “weakest link” in the defense against high winds and blowing debris. Nobody would give up natural light and views to suffer with the feeling of living in a cave just to safeguard against window breakage, though. Boarding up your windows when there is a hurricane on the way provides the optimal protection, but you may not want to go to that extent every time a hurricane is close enough to cause some potential damage.
Hurricane protection window film is another option to consider. It won’t necessarily keep the glass from breaking like a board could do, but it will keep the glass in the window together so nobody is injured from flying glass. Keeping the windows intact is also important so that water is less likely to enter your home or business and there is less change of interior wind damage. In the right situation, if a window breaks, the entering wind can create a strong upward pressure that can quite literally blow the roof off the structure. While on this topic, the old advice about opening windows and doors to equalize pressure has been proven to be the wrong thing to do.
If you would like to know more about hurricane protection window film for your home or business in the Jacksonville, North Carolina area, reach out to us at Glass Tinting by SPF. We are happy to answer your questions about the various benefits it has to offer and provide a quote for installing hurricane protection window film. We can also make recommendations for other types of residential and commercial window film.