Can Window Film Save You Money?
Of the many benefits of window film, such as glare reduction, UV protection, privacy, and curb appeal, we are probably asked most often about the long-term energy savings.
Homeowners and business owners alike are always looking for ways to cut costs whenever possible. Whether you’re trimming your budget to prepare for an upcoming expense or would simply like to add to the rainy-day fund, window film could be right for you. The initial investment of high-quality window film is quickly recouped by the monthly energy savings, meaning you get to keep more of your hard-earned dollars in your bank account.
Summer Heat Rejection
Solar films are specially engineered to reject excess solar heat from entering your home. These films will block up to 80% of solar heat from entering your home. If you are considering replacing your single-pane windows with double-paned ones to improve insulation, you should reconsider. According to the IWFA, “…installing window film may cost up to 91.5 percent less than installing new windows”.
Winter Heat Retention
Similar to the way solar films block excess heat from entering a building during the summer, they will actually prevent heat loss during the winter. Window films act as a secondary layer of insulation that will help keep a consistent temperature throughout your building.
Reduce Cooling Costs
All it takes are a few large windows to turn your building into an oven. Certified heat rejection films can cut cooling costs by an incredible 30 percent. The IWFA suggests that most owners recoup the initial investment of solar films in as little as three years, but the savings will continue for decades.
Window films save you money by cutting down on your energy usage. This means that the efficiency provided by solar window films will shrink the carbon footprint of your building. In fact, according to a press release from the IWFA:
Window film not only works smarter when it comes to energy savings, it’s a greener choice,” said Darrell Smith, executive director of the nonprofit IWFA. “Window film can be quickly installed on existing windows with minimal disruption to daily routine and it gives new life to once outdated windows so owners save on energy, avoiding both removal and disposal costs of the existing windows.
In order to reap the financial and environmental benefits of window film, it is crucial that you have a high-quality film installed by a reputable expert. Here at Sunshade, we only use the very best films so you can rest assured that your investment will stand the test of time. We are always happy to talk to new people, and help guide you through our product line so you can find the perfect film to suit your needs; if your needs are on the Island or the Kamloops region, never hesitate to give us a call or send us a message.