Section 2406.3 of the Massachusetts building codes titled “Hazardous Locations” states:
Glazing in doors and enclosures for hot tubs, whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms, bathtubs, and showers. Glazing in any portion of a building wall enclosing these compartments where the bottom exposed edge of the glazing is less than 60 inches (1524 mm) above a standing surface.
When constructing, rehabbing, or just trying to pass building inspection, you must make sure to do everything by code. Contractors frequently install the cheapest option for windows throughout the whole house to meet the budget, or they just forget about the codes all together. Most likely they will have annealed glass, leading to expensive renovations for windows in areas such as bathrooms, which are designated as hazardous locations according to building codes. Installing brand new windows or glass can cost a fortune, retrofit glass films (a.k.a tints) will provide the security and glass strength you need for half the cost.
Safety and security window films are shatter proof applicants that are installed on the inside of your window. Safety film is clear, so as not to change the aesthetics or view of your window, and it also can be up to 75% cheaper to install than replacing the windows. Not to mention, this film will protect you against break-ins, harsh weather, and shattered glass. Why empty your pockets for tempered glass or brand-new windows, when the ones you have now work just fine? All they need is a little help from window tints!
If you have an old or traditional home, chances are your glass is not up to code because your windows were built so long ago. Installing modern windows would ruin the style and look of your home. At the same time, removing old glass and putting in tempered glass may not look bad, but it will cost you tons of time and tons of money. Safety film is a quick and easy solution to any safety glass or glazing needs. Save your time, effort, and money with a retrofit window product, you will thank yourself!
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