Seismic-Safety Window Tinting & Films
Victoria, B.C. is in an active earthquake area of the world and we need to be prepared for an earthquake strong enough to cause significant damage or personal injury.
All windows and internal glass partitions in homes and businesses across British Columbia should either be factory laminated or have an after-market window film applied to ensure the glass is contained within their frames during and after a large earthquake.
Prodigy Window Solutions is the industry leader in earthquake safety window tinting in Victoria and our employees have been consulted by architects and designers to help them protect their projects since 1998.
To help reduce the possibility of injury during an earthquake, over 6000 pieces of glass at the Victoria General Hospital have been treated with our seismic mitigation window film. 75% of the film has solar reflective qualities further helping reduce eye strain, solar heat gain and improving the HVAC operating systems.
Seismic safety window film is used to help reduce human injury and property damage due to broken glass caused by a seismic event.
Windows under cyclic racking loads caused by earthquake forces can cause glass to break into shards and potentially harm people and property.
Glass literally explodes out of their frames, sending deadly shards of glass flying like daggers up to 300km/hr.
Glass fragments following the Mexico City earthquake were found embedded in floors and desks.
Standards for Seismic Testing
How do you know if you’re receiving an approved earthquake safety window film for your project? Ask for proof.
After extensive testing performed in June of 2001, Dr. Graham Taylor of TBG Seismic Consultants, and Dr. Helmut Prion of the University of British Columbia developed the world’s first specification for Seismic Mitigation of Glazing and our principle aided in this specification finally being decided on before the Provincial Government starting awarding contracts for the seismic mitigation of selected public buildings.
Do not be fooled by others that claim that their window films are comparable to ours. Unless they’ve paid to do the required seismic standardization test on their product and can prove it in writing, they do not have a comparable product and shouldn’t be considered for your project.
Seismic Safety Window Films are available clear or tinted. It is recommended that purchasers consider one of our tinted versions to further reduce the operating costs of their HVAC systems and improve the quality of their homes or work spaces by reducing glare, heat and UV rays.
Contact us today to learn more about our solutions and how we can help protect you and your real estate investment.