• Hurricane Film is a coating that you stick to the back of windows, that some unscrupulous vendors will call hurricane proof. However, by representing window film as a total solution, the implication was that adding film could make any window “impact resistant.” What film does is make glass shatter resistant by enveloping broken glass.
  • On its own website, 3M clarifies that its line of “Safety and Security window films are not hurricane proof, earthquake proof, bulletproof, bombproof, nor burglarproof. They are designed to make window glass more shatter resistant.”
  • They also make it clear that “this product is not approved in the State of Florida for uses a hurricane, windstorm, or impact protection from windborne debris from a hurricane or windstorm” and states that in compliance with Florida Statute 553.842, the product cannot be advertised as “impact resistant.”
  • So long story short, no, Hurricane Film is not hurricane protection and the window will still be damaged by a hurricane- allowing for wind, water, and pressure intrusion potentially causing damage.

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