Hurrican Shutters

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Hurricane Film for Hurricane protection- New Trend

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on September 27, 2013

Hurricane Film for Hurricane protection- New TrendAlthough it’s main job is protection, safety and security window films can also alleviate sun control problems. When a tinted safety or security film that is selected, you receive additional benefits from the film such as reduces energy costs from reflected heat, reduced glare and improved comfort.

A national retail chain recently experienced a break-in at a store in Stuart, Florida. Burglars smashed through the windows, reached in, and quickly grabbed $35,000 worth of jewelry, before police officers could respond to the store’s security alarm. The company wanted to do something to defend its assets in the event of another burglary attempt.

Tested Tough

To increase public safety, lawmakers developed human impact standards mandating specific strength levels for glass. Climate Insulating Products carries only window films that pass and meet certain standards. All installers are certified to install safety and security film. To reach the required levels, glass had to be tempered or heat strengthened, however annealed glass needs window film or other enhancements to achieve compliance when necessary. The two most commonly accepted human impact standards are:
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z 97.1 – testing involves glass impact of 100 and 150 foot pounds, the standard most commonly used for residential applications.
Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) Code Federal Regulations (CFR) 1201, category II – testing involves glass impact of 400 foot pounds, the standard more commonly used for commercial applications.
ANSI Z97.1 and CPSC 16 CFR 1201 Cat I and II
General Services Administration (GSA) Level 3b United Facilities Criteria (UFC)
ASTM Large Missile Level C and Small Missile requirements
Underwriters Laboratory UL972 Forced Entry requirements
Factory Mutual FM Approvals 4350 Small Missile
EN356, level P2A

Flexible Application
From corporate and retail to hospitality and educational applications, Climate Insulating Products offers high-performance films that can help you control or even eliminate the danger and damage caused by broken glass in new construction and retrofit projects. Strong, clear safety and security films offer a broad range of solar and aesthetic solutions to compliment the demands of any commercial project.

Protecting your windows is perhaps one of the most important factors in securing your home or office in a hurricane. Since Hurricane Andrew, many of South Florida’s building codes have been changed to emphasize stronger structures and impact resistant windows. The glass in any building is the weakest point of the structure. It is of the utmost importance to secure these areas effectively. During Hurricane Andrew, many homes sustained severe roof damage primarily because the windows did not stay intact. 3M Scotchshield helps maintain the integrity of the buildings outer shell to help keep wind, rain, and flying glass shards from wreaking havoc inside the building.

Protecting your windows is perhaps one of the most important factors in securing your home or office in a hurricane. Since Hurricane Andrew, many of South Florida’s building codes have been changed to emphasize stronger structures and impact resistant windows. The glass in any building is the weakest point of the structure. It is of the utmost importance to secure these areas effectively. During Hurricane Andrew, many homes sustained severe roof damage primarily because the windows did not stay intact. 3M Scotchshield helps maintain the integrity of the buildings outer shell to help keep wind, rain, and flying glass shards from wreaking havoc inside the building.

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