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TheBudman

11:54PM | 03/26/08
Member Since: 03/26/08
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My neighborhood has attracted many families with youngsters. Stretching behind the homes is a small greenway that has become the neighborhood football/soccer/baseball field. Of course, my sliding patio doors with their two huge panes of unprotected glass face this play area. Can anyone offer any suggestions as to how I can protect my patio doors from flying baseballs, footballs, soccer balls, and who knows what else may come flying at them? Because I don’t have a deck, the patio doors are rarely opened. But I can’t simply pull them out and seal the opening. Anything that would get past the city building inspector would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help.

Billhart

02:19AM | 03/27/08
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
Companies that install tinted window film also has a clear Safety Film.

I don't know how much strenght that they add to the glass. But it will add some. And if the glass does break it holds the glass together.

Used to make windows burgarly and hurricane resistant.

BV000352

12:07PM | 02/10/13
check out the www.shattergard.com glass protection film or www.globalsecurityexperts.com for Do-it-yourself glass protection kits. :)

BV004640

04:33PM | 07/22/14
My parents ended up putting a safety film on their back windows for this same purpose. It was never tested out since no flying baseballs came their way so I can't tell you how it worked out for them. I do know that safety film would at least keep broken glass from flying all across the room if it did get hit. I'm not sure how much it helps in protecting the window from actually breaking, though.
Shelly Slader | http://www.glasstintingwa.com.au/residential-window-tinting/security-safety-film/
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