Regardless if you are flipping a Denver property or building a new one from the ground up, a huge consideration you need to consider about building codes. These rules governing how buildings function and keep occupants safe are critical to the safety of your structure. Being sure to follow these codes is not only a safety issue–I could also save you from getting sued should someone on your property get hurt. Glass features, in particular, are governed by certain rules because should the glass shatters it can cause grievous injury to those around it. However, bringing glass features up to code is costly and time-consuming. A workaround for this “tempered” glass is window film.
Window Film Brings Plate Glass Windows Up to Code
The most dangerous features of any building or home are 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 applied to the existing plate glass window–thereby turning it into tempered glass. It not only brings windows up to code but is much cheaper than installing a new window.
Window Film Brings Glass In Areas Near Water Up To Code
Any glass that is near or around a water feature (pools, showers, hot tubs) needs to be made of safety glass. But in older buildings, the windows usually plate glass. This means if you are remodeling a property or constructing a new one, this glass must be replaced. Tempered glass and retrofitting a window with tempered glass is very expensive. Security window film which turns any type of glass into tempered glass is the answer. Not only does it require much less work to install but also is much more cost-effective.
When building or renovating a property, new and old, they will benefit greatly from safety window film. Not only will it keep people in your property safer but will also allow you to more easily and cost-effectively it here to the building codes in the Denver area. For a free safety consultation contact us at Denver Window Film today!