For hurricane season in North Carolina, many make preparations on their homes and businesses. Along with other necessary preparations, you may want to consider residential or commercial window film and tinting. As one of the most overlooked aspects of a hurricane preparation list, these window films can protect your home or business.
Dangers to Homes During Hurricanes
Hurricanes can be alarming and induce anxiety. North Carolina is no stranger to the dangerous aftermaths following these powerful storms. In extreme cases, high winds and flooding can cause huge amounts of property damage, often from fallen tree and broken windows. The weakest point of many buildings and homes are its windows. Many wounds suffered during a storm are either from debris that has come through a window, or from shards of glass when a window is broken.
Window Film Prevents Scratches
While window scratches are not the most life-threatening result of a hurricane, replacing a scratched or cracked window can be very costly. Commercial window film is especially useful in preventing damage to large storefront windows, which can cost thousands of dollars to replace. By preventing this kind of damage, which can undermine the window’s structure, you can save yourself a lot in repairs.
Windows Film Reduces Shattering
Commercial window tint can also strengthen your windows, preventing breakage from occurring to begin with. Even with the added protection of holding the glass shards together, preventing them from becoming a danger, other debris may fly through a broken window during a storm. Tree branches, pieces of other houses or lawn furniture can cause nasty cuts and bruises. By tinting your windows, you help keep the dangers flying around outside right where it belongs: outside.
Window tints are one way to protect your family and business during a nasty storm, and can be applied months in advance. There are also lots of other benefits, such as reduced heating and cooling bills, as well as preventing sun damage. No matter how good your window tint is; however, don’t forget to make other preparations, such as a store of food and clean water. Always evacuate when directed to do so by authorities.