How to Prevent Glass Window Breakage

One of the most stressful parts of home ownership is worrying about the potential damage from intruders, accidents and natural disasters such as hurricanes or tornadoes.
Powerful storms can not only break glass, they can also send debris flying into your home. It's important that you take precautionary measures to prevent glass window breakage for the safety of your family and the good of your home.

Step 1

Install shutters outside all your windows. For the best results, you should be able to close them from inside. Shut and lock your shutters before storms to protect your windows. This is a good step to take to prevent break-ins when you're away on vacation, also.

Step 2

Buy and install protective glass film on the exterior of your windows. This durable, thin and clear plastic film can prevent flying objects, rain and wind from cracking or shattering your glass windows.

Step 3

Place plywood sheets outside your windows and hold them in place with window clips. Window clips protect the glass from heavy rain and airborne debris without the need for nails or screws.

Things You Will Need

  • Shutters
  • Security window protection film
  • Plywood panels
  • Window clips

About the Author

Ashley Friedman graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and Social Sciences. She has experience writing copy for the websites of creative professionals, and regularly contributes to several blogs covering popular culture, travel, food, and social action.