Houston-area residents love their pets, and the stats prove it. According to Abodo, an online apartment marketplace, Houston ranks No. 3 on a list of the most pet-friendly cities nationally. And it’s no wonder. As well as being loyal and lovable, dogs offer excellent home protection, especially when you’re not home.
Home intruders are less likely to break into a property if they hear a barking dog, no matter how big or small that dog might sound. But man’s best friend can often be your windows’ worst enemy. Here’s how installing window film can help.
Dogs Will Be Dogs
The fact of the matter is that dogs will scratch at windows, and there’s not much you can do about it. They don’t mean any harm; after all, they’re just going by their protective instincts. And it’s not only dogs, as cats can do damage, too. But too much scratching can eventually do a number on your window glass to the point where it needs to be replaced. Worse, it’s an expensive problem that can occur over and over again. What’s a dog-loving Houston homeowner to do?
Think Scratch-Resistant Window Film
Here’s where scratch-resistant window film can come to the rescue. The primary benefit of this type of window film is that it can be replaced for a fraction of the cost of replacing the glass window itself. Even better, the versatility of window film means you can apply film to just the lower third of a window — the area that dogs are most likely to scratch. Apparently, the word of window film’s protective benefits is spreading with pet owners, as many Americans install window film mainly to protect their glass from damage caused by scratching pets.
Big dogs, like pit bulls or German shepherds, come with their own unique set of problems, as they can actually shatter glass with their weight and protectiveness. In these cases, installing thicker, shatter-resistant window film will add a layer of strength and protection to your window glass. If the glass does break, shatter-resistant window film will keep glass shards in place and prevent Fido from escaping.
The Privacy Factor
Just as window film offers you and your family privacy by preventing people from seeing into your home, it can also keep your dog from seeing out. If Fido can’t see outside activity, he’s less likely to bark and scratch at every little thing that moves.
We Can Help
No matter your window film needs, we at Fine Line Glass Tinting can help. Whether you’re looking to protect your windows from scratching pets, lower your energy bills, or protect your home from harsh UV sunlight, we can help you choose the right window film for your needs and budget.
We’re one of Houston’s top providers of residential and commercial window films, and our expert installers boast a combined 100 years of experience. That means your job will be completed in a neat and skillful manner that upholds our commitment to excellence and professionalism.
Give us a call today. An experienced staff member will be happy to schedule a complimentary in-person evaluation and discuss which of our high-quality product lines is right for you.