Preparing for a Typhoon
Typhoons are intensifying
In back to back years, Hong Kong, Macau and the Northwest Pacific were pounded by two of the strongest typhoons on record, Typhoon Hato in 2017 and Typhoon Mangkhut in 2018. The typhoons brought chaos to the region, prompting the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) to issue the highest No. 10 signal on both occasions. Typhoon Hato was a great danger, but Typhoon Mangkhut caused more damage and was the world's most powerful storm of 2018. The number of calls for help or reports of injury was five times higher than when Typhoon Hato hit. With wind gusts of over 230 km/h, Typhoon Mangkhut violently uprooted trees, swayed buildings, blew in windows and caused flooding in many parts of the city.
A typhoon can cause unpredictable damage
During a typhoon, your windows can unexpectedly shatter due to strong winds or impacts from wind-borne objects. This may leave you and your family vulnerable to flying glass shards, which can lead to serious injury and property damage.
Stop taping your windows
When preparing for a typhoon it is a common habit to tape a big “X” on your windows with masking tape or duct tape. But tape is flimsy and leaves your windows exposed and unprotected.
Your windows can still break, and tape won't be there to stop the flying glass shards. Tape's opaque surface offers little to no visibility and can leave residue very difficult to remove.
From the National Hurricane Center (U.S.): "It is a waste of effort, time, and tape. It offers little strength to the glass and NO protection against flying debris. After the storm passes you will spend many a hot summer afternoon trying to scrape the old, baked-on tape off your windows (assuming they weren’t shattered)."
A new standard for typhoon preparedness
We've got you covered. Windo is a reliable polyethylene Typhoon Protection Window Film with a strong self-adhesive surface designed to help hold shattered glass shards.
Tested and tried, Windo offers enhanced typhoon protection masking tape and duct tape can't.
Safer, easy, effective.
When a typhoon hits or escalates, you can’t help but feel vulnerable and tense. After all, typhoons are extremely dangerous. Windo’s priority is to increase safety and comfort in your home or workplace during those moments. In addition to Windo’s strong adhesion to shattered glass, the window film’s high thickness increases resistance to penetration.
As shown in the image, the protection film firmly holds the broken glass even when the entire glass is suspended in the air.
Applying the window film is easy and convenient. You can cut the window film to any length you require - it can be applied on all window sizes and entirely cover 100% of any glass surface area. On larger windows, you can apply multiple rows or layers of window film side-by-side or even overlapping to get the perfect fit.
Removing the film is just as easy. Simply peel it off within seconds after the typhoon has passed or whenever you wish to. The film will not leave any residue upon removal, even if it has been applied to your windows for weeks (when you leave masking tape on for too long it is awfully hard to remove).
Knowing your environment in a dangerous situation is important. Windo’s optically clear transparent film provides high visibility so that you are always aware of your surroundings during a typhoon.
One box contains one roll of 100 sq. ft. (12 in. x 100 ft.) of window film, enough to cover and protect all windows in the average home size 1-2 times.
Please note: our film is not saran wrap or stretch wrap.