Commercial Window Shield: Window Film Installation

GALENA PARK, Texas – Commercial Window Shield has been retained by the Galena Park Independent School District for a safety and security window film installation project for 25 buildings in their school system.

The project involves the installation of a clear 15-mil film with a wet-glaze attachment system on all ground floor entrance doors and windows. In total, 33,000 sq. ft. of safety and security window film will be installed on the buildings’ glass. Galena Park is a suburb of Houston, the country’s fourth largest city.

Funding for the project comes from the state of Texas’s School Safety Standards Formula initiative, which allocated $400 million to public schools for enhanced safety. The initiative was sparked by a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in May 2022 during which 19 students and two teachers were killed and 17 students wounded by a lone gunman who entered the school through a building door.

The work at Galena Park ISD, which has 22,000 students, is scheduled to begin this spring and will be on-going throughout the year.

The Galena Park ISD security window film installation project continues a national trend in which school districts are acting to protect their students and employees from potential violent building intruders with the installation of safety and security window film in vulnerable glass entry areas.

Commercial Window Shield has been at the forefront of the school security movement over the past decade. Including this project, the company has protected the glass in more than 360 school buildings in 12 states.

Elsewhere, the company has completed safety and security film projects at Geneva, Minooka and Lake Zurich school districts in suburban Chicago; Calvert, St. Mary’s and Carroll County [Md.] Public Schools; Mechanicsburg and Bath Local Schools, near Lima, Ohio; Bellmore and Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools, N.Y.; Hartford, Glastonbury and Simsbury school districts in Connecticut; Norfolk and Henry County in Virginia; Beaverton, Ore.; Comanche Public Schools, Comanche, Okla.; Lansdale, Pa.; and Katy, Rockwell and San Antonio school districts in Texas.

With more than 40 years of experience, Commercial Window Shield is one of the nation’s leading security and solar control window film installers. Among its many projects, the company has protected windows at the U.S. Capitol, FBI headquarters, Pentagon, all House of Representative buildings, O’Hare International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the Willis Tower [former Sears Tower], Denver Mint, Grand Central Terminal and the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.