Summer is officially over, Fall is here and the holidays are on the horizon. This is a terrific time to consider a home improvement project that makes your home more comfortable, safer and even can save you some money on your energy bills. Wondering what we are referring to? Home window film retrofitted to your existing windows can provide you these and other benefits.
We came across an article in the Huffington Post by Sam Cohen titled “Build Superior Homes By Installing Window Films — Valid Reasons To Add Them To Your Windows“, that discusses this topic. Below we summarize four of the reasons he lists in the article to consider a home window film as a great choice for your next home improvement project.
Top Benefits of Retrofitting Home Window Film To The Existing Windows Of A Home?
- Potential Energy Savings: Home window film can not only improve the appearance of your home, it can also play a role in saving on energy costs. Modern window films work to reject heat from entering your windows. This reduction in heat gain decreases the demand on your air conditioning system. In addition, there are also films that retain heat in the colder months so you can realize energy savings all year round.
- Improve Home Comfort: Often the exact windows that we love for the great view can be the problem areas in certain rooms of your home. You may have hot spots where the sun beats through certain windows. To cool these areas properly creates spaces that are too cool in the rest of the home. Window film can be used strategically in the home to help equalize temperatures and keep the whole home more comfortable. In addition, excessive glare can also be an issue through certain windows at times of the day. Strategic use of a home window tinting product can help reduce glare that can be causing eye strain or reflection on computer and television screens.
- Fade Protection of Furnishings: Most home window film we offer blocks 99% or more of the sun’s ultraviolet rays from entering your home. This is important because UV is a major contributor to fading. See the chart to the right that explains the key causes of fading.In addition to removing nearly all of the UV Ray portion, most window film also reduces the sections labeled visible light and heat as mentioned above. The end result is that window films can help protect and extend the life of upholstery, furnishings, tapestries, paintings from discoloration and fading.
- Enhance Security & Safety: A security variant of home window film can also help hold glass together in the event of a window breaking. Whether the breakage is due to an attempted break-in, effects of a storm or an accidental breakage, window film can act to keep the glass intact which can deter break-ins and improve safety from broken shards of glass.
We hope that you found this summary of the benefits of home window film informative and that you would consider retrofitting your home’s windows as your next home improvement project. If you would like to learn more, contact us here.