Focus on Windows
Windows are often the most beloved features of our homes. We love them for the way they invite sunlight and give us beautiful views, however, we often don’t consider windows as opportunities for home improvement.
Incoming solar heat can feel nice on a crisp spring morning, but if it is uncontrolled, it can raise your utility costs, cause uncomfortable glare, damage upholstery, crack wood, and expose you to harmful radiation. Thankfully, there is solar window film, a low-cost solution that solves these problems effectively and simply. Here are the main reasons why we are so enthusiastic about window film:
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, “Ultraviolet radiation can travel through car and home windows, where it can contribute to the daily accumulation of sun exposure that can lead to skin cancer and photoaging”.
Energy Efficiency and Utility Savings
Solar film reflects infrared radiation (heat), and so it acts as an insulator. The insulative properties of certain window films help keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter; this lowers your utility bills and reduces your carbon footprint.
Learn more about reducing your energy bills right here.
Protect Your Valuables and Family
The sun’s UV rays fully penetrate untreated windows. These rays do irreparable damage to your furnishings, hard wood floor, pictures, art, and upholstery. UV rays that enter your home through untreated windows are also just as harmful to you and your family as they are if you were outside in the sun without sunscreen.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, “Ultraviolet radiation can travel through car and home windows, where it can contribute to the daily accumulation of sun exposure that can lead to skin cancer and photoaging”. The application of specially designed window films blocks 99% of harmful rays, resulting in thousands of dollars in savings from potential sun damage, preserving the beauty of your home, and keeping your family safe.
Learn more about how reducing UV light prevents fading right here.
Glare can interfere with our ability to use smartphones, computers, and televisions while we are in our homes. Give your eyes a break by adding window films, which will eliminate glare inside your home as well as make it easier on your eyes to look outside.
Is glare a persistent problem in your home? Click here to learn how to reduce it.
Improved Safety and Security
Broken glass is an obvious hazard. Sharp edges from shattered glass due to accident or extreme weather can cause serious lacerations, and untreated glass are weak points at which burglars can enter your home. Security film is specially engineered to hold together broken glass so occupants of your home won’t be harmed by shards, and to act as a deterrent for potential burglars.
Safety films are installed in a snap and can be a life saver. Learn about how they work right here.
While we love our windows for their beautiful views, it isn’t always comforting when people on the street – or nosy neighbors – have a direct line of sight into our homes. There are many types of window films that offer enhanced privacy, including one-way films that don’t obstruct your view. Our decorative films are an excellent way to add style to your home, while gaining privacy.
Privacy films are inexpensive and VERY effective. You can read about how they work using our in-depth guide.
Our decades of experience in connecting people with the perfect window film means we can find a custom solution for your needs. If you are interested in the incredible benefits of window films, don’t hesitate to contact us today so we can help you make your home even better.