Summer is here! Soaring temperatures and harsh sun rays can make a room full of windows an unpleasant place to relax. Window films can significantly increase the comfort of every room in your home as well as provide a variety of additional benefits.
1. Year-Round Energy Efficiency
Two-thirds of sunlight entering double-pane windows becomes heat, which can quickly increase the temperature in your home, but the application of solar window films can block up to 80% of the sun’s energy. Window films also act as a form of insulation during winter, when as much as 30% of your home’s heat can escape through its windows. Maintaining balanced temperatures in your home throughout the year means a reduced strain on your homes’s heating and cooling systems.
2. UV Ray Protection
Today’s solar window film technology can block up to 99% of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays—without significantly darkening the windows where it is applied. Color choices range from clear to neutral to earth tone hues, depending on the amount of natural light you want to allow into your space. By blocking out these rays, window films will reduce the fading of furniture or hardwood floors, while also providing a level of skin and eye protection.
3. Cost-Effective / High ROI
Full window replacement is not always necessary to decrease your energy costs. Retrofitting your home with window films is a cost-effective solution with a fast return on your investment. Savings will depend on factors such as the size of your home, film selection, and the age, condition, and glass type of its windows.
4. Green Building
The use of window films can support green building trends such as natural daylighting and carbon reduction programs. They also reduce the amount of discarded materials in landfills when applied to windows as an upgrade rather than having the windows fully replaced.
Your home may have beautiful front windows but you always keep them covered to maintain privacy. There are a variety of (clear, dark, reflective, or non-reflective) window film options that can prevent people outside from seeing into your home behind the glass.
Trust the Professional Residential Window Film Installation Team at The Tint Guy
At The Tint Guy we can help you choose from a range of residential window films to meet your needs and you can rest easy knowing they will be installed by knowledgable, experienced, and talented professionals. Contact us today with any questions you may have or to schedule your residential window film installation.