Business ownership anywhere is hard and here in Chicago is no exception. Especially during a global pandemic– where every dollar counts. During these trying times then, shelling out money for graffiti removal can be frustrating. But there is a way to protect your Chicago Business from vandalism even in some of the most difficult to protect spots: elevators, glass windows, and mirrors. Graffiti abatement films are a powerful tool against vandalism and these films both cover graffiti and protect surfaces should graffiti happen again.

  1. Anti-graffiti Films for Elevator Vandalism: Elevators are some of the most common places hit by graffiti. While Chicago is a pretty safe city, it struggles with crimes of vandalism. In elevators, this turns out to be unsightly scratch graffiti which ruins the metal elevator panels. Traditional graffiti removal is incredibly expensive and requires a lot of downtime for a business’s elevator. Also, it sometimes costs upwards of $10,000. A cost-effective alternative is called elevator Metal Shield – a thick metal finished film that matches the finish of your elevator panels. This film is placed on top of graffiti damage and completely obscures it. Not only does this take only hours to install but also costs less than 1/10 traditional elevator graffiti repair. 
  2. Anti-graffiti film for Glass Vandalism: Graffiti on glass surfaces is not only ugly but also makes your business unprofessional. This could drive away customers. One of the worst problems with glass graffiti is how hard it is to remove. Not only is it a long, difficult process but an expensive one as well. By using Glass Shield graffiti abatement films in advance, you protect glass from vandalism from being permanent and/or the glass needing to be replaced. Best of all–these films are totally invisible and protect glass windows indoors from all types of graffiti: scratch, paint, acid. They are also less expensive than glass graffiti repair and can be installed in as little as one day. This saves business owners money and protects them from future damage.
  3. Anti-graffiti Films for Mirror Vandalism: Mirrors in Chicago businesses (and business is everywhere) attract Mirror graffiti. It is a common problem that affects businesses across the nation. The biggest issue with mirror graffiti is, once the mirror is defaced, it is not fixable and needs to be replaced. This is expensive. However, Mirror Shield graffiti film is a fantastic workaround for mirror replacement. These amazing mirror films go directly on top of vandalized mirrors to cover all the graffiti. They look and function exactly like the mirrors they cover.

If Your Chicago-based business struggles with issues of graffiti, contact us for free graffiti consultation, and to learn more about our amazing graffiti obscuring films.

Mike Kinsey

Mike Kinsey has more than a decade of experience installing window film in the Chicago area. His years of experience have allowed him to develop a deep familiarity with all of the different types and styles of window film on the market including the various security, privacy, decorative, and energy efficient options. Together, he and his team have completed hundreds of commercial and residential installs, totaling an accumulation of over 250,000 square feet. In addition to being an expert on top brands such as LLumar, C-Bond, HDClear, Solar Gard, Solyx, and Huper Optik, Mike is also certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.