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all-about-anti-graffiti-window-filmIf you’ve been to Downtown Anywhere, you’ve seen graffiti. Recently, however, gentrification has pushed “taggers” into areas where graffiti was not typically seen. If you’re business has been the target of vandals, be aware that graffiti is more than annoying; it can cost you a lot of money. Windows (a favorite target) are expensive to replace, but that’s not all. The “broken window” effect encourages people to hit your business repeatedly, while failure to clean up graffiti can create the impression that you aren’t professional or detail-oriented. Anti-graffiti window film can help. Here’s what you need to know.

How It Works 

Anti-graffiti window film is a clear, self-adhesive film that you can apply to windows, signage, or any other smooth, hard surface that you want to protect from taggers. It protects against traditional graffiti medium (such as spray paint) by providing a physical barrier between the medium and the surface. If your window or sign gets tagged, you simply remove the film and replace it. This type of window film also protects against newer forms of graffiti, such as scratching, acid etching, and permanent marker. The surface is highly resistant to scratching, almost all acids, and does not hold permanent marker marks. Because of these features, it discourages vandals (who tend to look for easy targets).

Who Can Use It?

Almost any company can benefit from anti-graffiti window film, but there are those who may find it especially useful. If your headquarters (or satellite offices) are located at the street level in high-traffic or low-income areas, you’ll enjoy the window protection the films offer. However, even if you’re on the 51st floor in the financial district, you may also have a use for it. Does your company have signs at bus stops, performing art complexes, or anywhere else within reach of potential vandals? If so, you should consider using window films over these important promotional materials. That way, you won’t have to pay for costly reprinting if they get messed with.

Other Advantages 

Though anti-graffiti window film’s primary purpose is to protect from “street artists,” it can also benefit your company in other ways. Used on windows, it cuts down on harmful UV rays, which can protect nearby furniture from sun damage. By providing a physical medium that holds windows together in the event of a breakage, it’s a good investment for business owners in areas prone to high winds or other severe weather, protecting both human safety and your business property. Also, when used on signs, this type of window film can protect against sun fading, hail, and pollution, protecting your investment and keeping your signage looking great for months or even years.

Final Thoughts 

If you’d like more information about how window films can help protect your investments, feel free to contact us today! Our friendly staff is ready to answer your questions and help you find the perfect service for your unique business needs. We also offer window tinting and a variety of decorative and safety window film products we’d love to show you.