If you are flipping a Denver property or building a new one from the ground up, something you should heavily consider and get a plan for is– building codes. These rules govern how buildings function safely, thereby protecting the occupants. So making sure to follow these codes is not only a safety issue but a legal one and it could also save you from getting sued should someone on your property get hurt. Glass features, in particular, have specific “rules” that must be adhered to. This is because, when glass shatters it can cause devastating injuries to those around it. However, bringing glass features up to code is expensive and time-consuming. A workaround for window replacement then is “tempered” glass via window film.
Window Film Brings Plate Glass Windows Up to Code
Some of the most dangerous features of any building or home are its large plate glass windows. In modern buildings, windows are made of safety glass. However, in older buildings, plate glass was mostly used. The danger with plate glass is it breaks into large, deadly shards that can severely injure those around it when it breaks. Removing these large old windows is incredibly expensive–so too can be installing a new one in its place. A much better solution is to have safety window film installed on the existing window– which turns it into tempered glass. It both brings windows up to code and is significantly less expensive than installing new windows.
Window Film Brings Glass In Areas Near Water Up To Code
Glass features near or around a water feature (be it a pool, showers, or hot tubs) need to be made of safety glass. However, in older buildings, the windows usually plate glass. So if you are remodeling a property or constructing a new one, be aware, this glass must be replaced with tempered glass. Retrofitting a window with tempered glass is very expensive. Security window film, which turns any type of glass into tempered glass, is the solution because it requires much less work to install but also is much more cost-effective.
When building or renovating a property you will benefit greatly from safety and other types of window film. Not only will it keep people in your property safer but will also allow you to cost-effectively it here to the building codes in the Denver area. For a free safety consultation contact us at Colorado Commercial Window Tinting today!
About The Author: Mike Kinsey
Mike is the operations manager for Colorado Commercial Window Tinting, the largest commercial window film company in the state of Colorado. Mike has been working in the tinting for over 15 years and has installed over a combined 250,000 square feet of window film for hotels, restaurants, retail stores, offices, and commercial properties all throughout the Denver, Boulder, Ft Collins, and Colorado Springs metro areas. Mike's extensive product knowledge, construction experience, and project management skills make him an expert in his field. In addition to overseeing all installs, Mike also is in charge of sales and customer relations for the Colorado office. He is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.
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