Earthquakes and Plastic Window Film

Seattle is no stranger to earthquakes and everyone knows that preparation is key when it comes to preparing violent events. Unfortunately, knowing is not the same as doing. Many are simply not prepared for a earthquake. To make matters worse, according to many experts, The Pacific Northwest is 71 years overdue for the largest earthquake ever to strike the continental United States.That’s why Emerald City Window Tinting wants to educate consumers about plastic window film or other comparable security film.

Plastic Window Film is designed to make the window glass more shatter-resistant. Safety and plastic window films are used where there is a potential for injury from broken glass (such as glass doors or overhead glazing). Safety and security window films are polyester films that are applied to glass and glazing in order to hold them together if the glass is shattered (similar to laminated glass).

The main difference between film and laminated glass is that the film can be applied to the glass or glazing after manufacture or installation. The films are adhesive coated to bond them to the glass. The better safety films are smooth-coated, because they have far superior optical clarity.

In an earthquake, these films can reduce the risk of serious injury from flying shards of broken glass, and possible prevent glass from falling out of a home or building. Again, much may depend upon the severity of the quake (and the type of glass, framing system, and more, too).

So, we urge you to protect what matters most to you and invest in Plastic Window Film.