Hurricane Protection for Windows – the dos and don’ts

Hurricane Protection for Windows – the dos and don’ts

Hurricane season is fast approaching. For many Atlantic Canadians, that bring worries of how best to protect their home from these extreme conditions. Windows can be damaged or even destroyed, causing devastation to homes and the potential for injury. Window film can provide hurricane protection for windows without breaking the bank.

Hurricane protection for windows often conjures images of expensive storm shutters, replacement glass with enhanced strength or other such measures. For many, these options are out of their budget and cause too much disruption and mess during installation. Here are some ideas on how to maximize hurricane protection for windows in your home this hurricane season.

DON’T do this!

The number one mistake in hurricane protection for windows is taping your windows. Many homeowners believe that taping an X across their glass will protect them and limit the damage of glass breaking.

Unfortunately, this is not the case – it makes your glass more dangerous in the event of it becoming broken. Should the glass break, the shards will be larger and sharper, so please, don’t do this!

Hurricane protection for windows 101

There are plenty of quick and easy things you should do before the storm is due to hit:

  • Ensure all windows and doors are shut and close fully.
  • Remove any debris or rogue items from your home exterior in case they become airborne – this includes damaged branches and plants that can become uprooted.
  • Close curtains to minimize potential spray of glass.
  • Make sure pets and loved ones are away from windows and doors at all times.
  • Make sure to keep an eye on storm alerts on the TV or the internet.

Improved hurricane protection for windows and doors

Security film is a strong-strong window film that is designed to keep the glass from flying. Once applied to the interior of your windows and glass doors, the glass will be safely held in place should it be damaged. This makes it quick and easy for your windows to be replaced. Then we can apply a fresh film to your new windows, giving you peace of mind once more during the hurricane season.

More about security film

Security film was designed to keep the glass in place in the event of a burglary or trespassing event, but the mechanism is perfect for homeowners during hurricane season. Made of heavy-duty transparent polyester, the film is quick and easy for our team to install (no mess!), and once applied, you’ll struggle to notice it’s there. Peace of mind without unsightly solutions.

Why Maritime Window Film Specialists?

Maritime Window Film Specialists is a family-owned business with more than 40 years of experience. We serve New Brunswick, PEI and Nova Scotia and have a wide array of film and glass solutions to suit every home and business. Window films have changed a lot since we began, but our dedication to providing top-quality products with a smile on our face has not.

To discuss your security film for hurricane protection for windows for your home or business, get in touch with our team.

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