Professionally installed window film is a prudent investment to improve a home’s energy efficiency or commercial space. The technology of window film has evolved in recent years beyond the basic window tint on a car into a high-performance product. Modern window film is nearly transparent on the glass and can be retrofitted to most existing windows, a versatility of design and function that surpasses window replacement in cost-effectiveness.
An informative article on Builder Online elaborated that: “Energy Commission creates a “loading order” that ranks products on energy efficiency by cost-effectiveness. Window film is near the top of those products, beating even blown-in ceiling insulation.” Check out the entire article HERE
Here are the ways that window film can improve a home or commercial space:
Cut Cooling Costs by Up To 50%
The EPA Energy Star Buildings Manual is the authority on energy in the US. It has been found that approximately half of a home’s utility bills are wasted by loss of heat and heat gain through untreated windows. This is a tremendous opportunity for window film installation, saving up to 50 percent on overall cooling costs. The improvement in energy efficiency can be attributed to window film being a thin, virtually invisible, yet powerful addition to existing windows.
Minimize Hot Spots and Irritating Glare
Window films made with ultra-clear, distortion-free materials are nearly invisible to the naked eye. It’s time to open your blinds, shades, or draperies and let the sunlight in. Forget the days of annoying glare preventing you from working or watching TV during the day. These high-performance window treatments reduce glare by up to 87%, block heat, and deliver an at-home experience full of light and comfort.
Protection from Harmful UV rays
Visible light contains UV rays harmful to fabrics, furnishings, and artwork, a process that promotes fading and deteriorating of materials through an untreated window. Window film rescues by blocking up to 99.9 percent of all UVA and UVB rays. A substantial benefit to the occupants of the space and lifespan of interior fixtures which inhabit your home or commercial space.
Control Temperature Across a Space
Window films are great for temperature control and can eliminate hot and cold spots within a space. The film reduces heat gain from the glass in hot areas and preserves heat from escaping in cooler temperatures. The effect is a balance in temperature and a reduction in the air conditioning load.
Cost Effective Alternative to Window Replacement
Professionally installed window film is an affordable alternative to window replacement, an energy-efficient solution that is about one-tenth the cost of replacement windows. You will enjoy the benefits of window film for years in the home or commercial space, with a return on investment in as little as three years.
If you would like to learn more about why window film is an energy-efficient investment for your home or commercial space, contact us with questions and to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation and estimate.