Whether it’s rain, wind or shine, harsh weather conditions can have significant effects on your building. Strong winds, rain and hail can cause breakage to glass whilst exposure to sunlight can cause UV rays that penetrate glass panels and damage items inside.
It is therefore important to take necessary precautions in protecting your glass windows and doors from harsh weather. Our guide on 4 Ways to Protect Your Glass from the Elements will help you get started.
A great way to take precaution against weather damage is to invest in safety glass for your windows and doors. Safety glass is designed to withstand high-impact forces and extreme weather conditions, including strong winds, high-powered storms, and fluctuating temperatures.
They are often also effective in filtering UV rays, protecting the interior of your home from sun damage and boosting your home’s energy efficiency by keeping the heat out.
Security window film is an easy and affordable way to protect your windows from weather damage. These films are made of a pliable Myler coating that is applied to the inside of your glass. They help the glass withstand larger forces and prevent glass from shattering dangerously.
Security films can be tinted, mirrored or coloured and are also effective at blocking out harmful UV rays.
Storm Windows and Doors
Storm windows and doors involve installing a second window or door panel over an existing one. They provide protection from extreme weather conditions by reinforcing windows, without replacing the existing glass.
They are a good option if you’re seeking a cost-effective method to prevent weather damage that’s more effective than security film.
Storm shutters are a type of protective shutter that attaches to the outside of a window. They are effective in protecting the window from strong winds, rain, hail, and sunlight.
Storm shutters are a popular choice for homeowners as they can be folded or rolled away so you can still enjoy your view. They are also more cost-effective than completely replacing your glass with safety glass.
Look for shutters made of aluminium, aluminium-wrapped foam, or reinforced fabric.
If you’re wanting to take precaution against weather damage, give Magic Glass a call. We can advise you on the best safety glass options for your building and can also help in the event of glass breakage caused by weather. Call us on 18 000 GLASS.