How to Prevent Window Scratches

May 05, 2019

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Scratches are one of the last things you want to find on your glass surfaces. They’re glaring distractions, will often compromise the glass’ integrity, and once a surface is scratched once it’s more prone to future scratches. While it’s sometimes possible to repair window scratches, doing so can be tricky and isn’t guaranteed to work.

This is why window scratch prevention is the best option. There might not be a universal way to prevent any possibility of a window scratch, but there are some helpful techniques that you can use that will help lessen the odds that a glass surface will get scratched. Here are some ideas to help you get started:

Keep Your Windows Clean

Believe it or not, window damage can (and often will) occur during cleaning. Ironically, however, the cleaner the surface of a window is the more resistant it will be to scratching. But how are you supposed to keep your glass surfaces clean if the very act of cleaning them can often lead to scratches?

The trick lies in the material you use for cleaning. For example, using napkins or even paper towels to wipe down a glass surface will often leave behind tiny blemishes that, if left unchecked, will grow into scratches that will negatively affect your window’s strength and clarity.

Instead, you should only clean your windows with materials and items that are explicitly listed as being “glass safe,” as anything else can create subtle imperfections. And rather than using a paper towel, use a cloth or a comparatively gentle material as these will capably clean your window surface without causing any damage to them.

Install a Window Graphic

While keeping your windows clean is an excellent preventative habit to have, it’s not a foolproof solution. If you really want to prioritize window protection and scratch prevention, then you’re going to want to consider installing a window graphic.

Whether it’s a colorful window graphic in an office space or a frosted tint in a conference room, window graphics are designed to withstand the kind of wear-and-tear windows in all environments are prone to experiencing. They come in both permanent and semi-permanent options, can be easily applied by a professional, and even come in a variety of thicknesses.

This means that you can design a graphic that’s unique to you and your needs. Scratch resistance graphics like the ones offered here at LINTEC Digital Window Graphics are ideal for high-traffic areas and displays that will come into contact with multiple objects or people. Their customizability also means that you can protect your windows in style by creating fun visual designs and graphics.

Protect Your Windows in Style

Window protection should never be an afterthought. Repairing windows is one thing, but prevention far more valuable in the long-run. Whether you’re simply prioritizing proper cleaning techniques or applying a custom-made window graphic, you should take window protection seriously whenever you can.

If you’re interested in learning more about how LINTEC Digital Window Graphics can improve your windows, then don’t hesitate to reach out to us today! Our products are compatible with today’s newest ink-jet technologies and are designed to last for years to come.

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