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Bullet-Proof Windows for Illinois Businesses

18 Jul

Bullet-Proof Windows for Illinois Businesses

No one likes to think about the necessity of buying bullet-proof windows. Instead, the opposite is true: one hopes that bullet-proof glass is something that they’ll never need. But in certain parts of Illinois where crime rates are high, having bullet-proof windows to protect against drive-by shootings, break-ins, and other shooters may provide peace of mind. At Preferred Window and Door, we provide bullet-proof glass solutions for businesses and organizations throughout the state of Illinois. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.

Bullet-Proof Windows vs. Bullet-Resistant Glass: What’s the Difference?

The term bullet-proof glass and bullet-resistant glass are often used interchangeably, and for good reason: they’re the same. In fact, while thickness and material of “glass” can determine just how resistant it is, there is no material that is completely impenetrable to an onslaught of bullets. What’s more, bullet-proof glass “glass” isn’t really glass at all; instead, the three main types of materials that are used to manufacture bullet-proof windows are:

  • Acrylic;
  • Polycarbonate; and
  • Glass-clad polycarbonate.

The reason that these materials work to protect against bullets is because they are much more flexible than glass. If a bullet makes contact, the “glass” will absorb the energy of the bullet and bend to accommodate for force. In addition to the type of material affecting the effectiveness of bullet-proof windows, so does the thickness of the material.

The Benefits of Bullet-Proof Windows

The benefits of bullet-proof windows are obvious: they could save a life or protect a business in the event that there is a criminal with a gun. As such, bullet-proof windows are often sought after by a variety of businesses and industries, including:

  • Schools;
  • Banks;
  • Fast food restaurants;
  • Hospitals and healthcare centers;
  • Hotels;
  • Shopping malls;
  • Airports;
  • Automotive dealerships;
  • Grocery stores; and
  • More.

Because bullet-proof windows are completely transparent, they resemble traditional glass windows. As such, there is no aesthetic downside to choosing bullet-proof windows over standard glass windows.

Why Work with Preferred Window and Door?

At Preferred Window and Door, we are a statewide leader in window installation and have been specializing in window and door services for nearly two and a half decades. We maintain long partnerships with businesses and homeowners throughout the state and provide superior window installation, maintenance, and repair services.

We know that bullet-proof glass means acknowledging a scary reality; however, the installation of bullet-proof glass can offer comfort and security. In addition to bullet-proof windows, we also offer a number of other bullet-resistant glass products, including bullet-proof doors, glass, windows, paneling, and security frames and doors. We can help your business assess its security needs and make a decision regarding what products are best.

Contact Us Today to Learn More

If you have been thinking about the security of your property and the people within it, the installation of bullet-proof windows can be part of a comprehensive security solution. To learn more about bullet-proof windows and the installation services offered by our company to our Illinois-based customers, please contact us today at 708-897-3667 or send us a message using the intake form on our website. Our team is here to provide you with the quality services you’re looking for.

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