Tips for Reducing Building Overhead
Business owners are looking for more ways than ever to save money these days. Even so, one method of reducing overhead that is often overlooked involves applying commercial window film. This method of reducing overhead is less expensive, quicker, and more effective than other options for reducing energy consumption, which is why the largest commercial buildings are taking notice all over the world.
The cost of cooling a commercial building can be dramatically high in the summer, when sunlight causes the temperatures to rise. Tinted windows allow natural light to penetrate, while deflecting glare and reducing the heat of the sun’s rays.
Most conscious business owners wish to play a part in reducing their monthly utility expenditures and global warming without sacrificing employee comfort. The cost of cooling a commercial building can be dramatically high in the summer, when sunlight causes the temperatures to rise. Tinted windows allow natural light to penetrate, while deflecting glare and reducing the heat of the sun’s rays. This means the inside of your building remains consistently cooler, and gives your air conditioning unit a break. Typical energy savings differ, depending on your location, and the size and number of windows the building has, but average savings are 10% to 20%.
Commercial window film actually increases employee productivity. Other times, sunlight streaming in could cause workers to have headaches that might make it difficult for them to focus. Solar energy is so strong that buildings can reach high temperatures very quickly. Air conditioning systems reduce the problem, but only in certain areas of the building. Added to this, direct solar energy causes surface temperatures –doors, walls and furniture – to become hot to the touch, and the glare from direct sunlight is distracting and uncomfortable. Window tint eliminates these problems so employees are happier, more comfortable and can better concentrate.
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Break-ins are rarely random occurrences. Typically, businesses have already been cased and the possessions evaluated by someone who just looked through the windows to see what’s inside. Window film obscures the view from the street, and makes it much more difficult for strangers to view what’s inside and determine with certainty when the building is unoccupied. Burglars who can’t case the building will likely move on to another, easier target instead.
Protect Your Furnishings
Window film will protect everything from paintings and other works of art, artefacts, clothing, from fading and colour distortion due to UV rays. Protect your investments in furniture and office equipment, not to mention unnecessary damage to carpets, curtains and merchandise, all at once. Furnishings and fixtures start to degrade when exposed to direct sunlight on a continuous basis. Installing commercial window film is the best way to protect these items so you won’t have to budget for their replacement quite so soon.
Natural Disaster Protection
When you live in southern BC, earthquakes are a fact of life. Safety and security window film protect the damage caused by a shattered window. These high-performance films have a high adhesive bond to the glass, which retains broken glass fragments and helps to absorb some of the energy of the window breakage. If your structure is located in an area that regularly receives a great deal of hail or high wind, adding window film can provide an extra layer of protection. Not only can you save money on replacement windows, but you mitigate physical harm of the occupants.
These examples are just a selection of the benefits that commercial building owners can expect when moving towards energy efficiency with window film. When you add up all the savings, you will enjoy ROI far greater than retrofitting your existing windows with a more costly upgrade.