Residential Security Window Film

Security Film for Home Windows | Portland, OR

What Is a Security Window Film?

Simply put, a security window film (also called an anti-intrusion film, anti-shatter film, and window reinforcement film) is a protective layer you apply to your home windows. It strengthens the glass and helps keep your Portland home safe from break-ins.

Imagine this: your window has its own invisible shield. This security film, usually made of polyester or ceramic, works just like that. It adds another layer of protection against potential intruders and even harsh weather conditions common in our city.

The best part about security films? They are nearly invisible once applied, so they won’t obstruct your view or alter the aesthetics of your home. Want to learn more about security film for home windows in Portland? Contact us today!

security film applied to residential home windows

Benefits of Security Film in Residential Settings | Portland, OR

Residing in a place like Portland, with its unpredictable weather conditions, can put quite the pressure on your home windows. This is where security tinting steps into the picture.

Protects Your Home From Damage

Security film not only shields your glass from potential damage caused by harsh elements but also provides protection against break-ins – a prevalent concern in new construction homes around Portland and the surrounding areas.

Looks Invisible

The beauty lies within the subtlety. Security films are virtually invisible once applied to your window, allowing you to enjoy unobstructed views without compromising on safety.

Customizable to Your Needs

We can add anti-shatter films wherever you need them. That includes glass sliders, glass doors, side lights next to doors, ground-level windows, and more. This gives you an extra level of protection in addition to your security system.

Different Types of Solar Films

Different types of security films are available to meet various requirements. The size of your windows plays a crucial role in selecting security film. Larger windows might need more robust films. For example, if you have bay windows that face towards streets or public areas, they may require higher grade protection.

Climate conditions are another important element to consider. In Portland’s diverse climate, weather-resistant features are essential in any security film. Ensure you pick one that can withstand storms, as well as sunny days, without losing its protective qualities.

Thirdly, if privacy is a concern along with safety, opt for tinted or mirrored films, which offer an added layer of seclusion from prying eyes while also reinforcing window strength. If you have any questions about which type of security film to choose for your home, rest assured we’re here to help.

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Installation Process of Security Film for Home Windows

The first step in installing safety films is cleaning the window thoroughly using a soapy water solution. Any dust or grime can interfere with adhesion between the glass and security film.

Next, we’ll cut out a piece of film slightly larger than your window pane from your roll, and spray both sides generously before applying it to ensure there are no air bubbles trapped underneath during application. Then, we’ll squeeze out excess water and trim the edges for a neat finish.

Maintenance and Care for Your Security Film

Keeping your security film in the best shape is about being proactive with a few simple steps.

Regular Cleaning

All you need is soap, water, and a soft cloth to clean the surface of your security film.

Periodic Inspection

Regularly check for signs of wear or peeling at the edges. If you spot these early on, you might be able to fix them before needing a full replacement.

Care During Extreme Weather Conditions

With Portland’s weather extremes, extra care is needed for home windows fitted with security films.

Sunny Days:

  • Avoid washing windows when it’s too sunny outside because rapid drying may leave streaks on the glass.

Rainy Seasons:

  • Avoid scratching the window surface while removing dirt that may have accumulated after heavy rainfalls.


How much protection will it offer me?

Our security window films will not stop weapons. However, it will slow them down tremendously.

Will it change the appearance of my windows?

The security window films are optically clear films, meaning they are colorless and will not change the appearance of glass.

Does window film actually work for security?

Absolutely. Security films reinforce your windows, making them tougher to break and deter potential intruders.

How much does it cost to install security film on windows?

The cost varies based on the size of your windows but typically runs between $5-$8 per square foot per security film for home windows in Portland.

Can security film be installed over existing glass?

Yes, you can apply security film directly onto existing glass without any issues.

What is the best thickness for security window film?

The thicker the better – 8 mil or more offers solid protection, but remember that thickness also affects visibility.

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