Types of Window Tints
There are special types of security and safety window film on the market that are different from the typical residential window films. Security/safety films are specifically manufactured to provide extra strength to windows during storms and potential break-ins. These thicker and stronger window films hold the glass in place if it shatters and will require multiple force hits to create access into the home. Additionally, these films are easier to install than other types of protection, as no drilling is required; the film can stay in windows 24 hours a day and not block a homeowner’s view.
Window films that are designed for solar-energy saving purposes may offer limited glass breakage protection as a side benefit, but they are not tested under the same conditions as security/safety films. Homeowners should review the manufacturer’s information on the specific benefits of any product they may be considering.