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Home Window Film for Summer

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Home Window Film for Summer

Solar control window film is one of the most cost-effective ways to increase the livability and comfort of your home. There are tons of benefits to modern solar control films, check out a few of them below.

UV Protection

Undeniably the best part of summer is the sunshine. Warm conditions, long days, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets all make us grateful for that giant yellow ball in the sky. However, despite all the amazing gifts that the sun gives us during the summer, we must be aware of the associated increase of solar radiation.

UVA and UVB rays contribute to skin damage, potentially leading to sunburns or even skin cancer. That is why we wear sunscreen when we go outside on a sunny day. What many people aren’t aware of is that we are just as vulnerable to solar radiation while inside our homes as we are when we’re outside. Untreated home windows do nothing to filter out UVA or UVB rays, leaving occupants and furnishings vulnerable to solar damage.

Solar control window films eliminate ultraviolet light from entering through windows, preventing skin damage or the premature cracking, fading, or drying out of home furnishings (including hardwood floors).

Glare Reduction

Glare can make using a smart phone, computer, TV, or tablet near a window a frustrating process. If you find yourself closing blinds or shutters just so you can use your electronics glare-free, you might be questioning what even is the point of having the windows in the first place! Fortunately, window film offers a simple solution.

Window films allow natural light to enter a room, but limit the orientation of the light waves to significantly reduce or eliminate glare altogether. The first time you happily use your electronics while bathed in natural light from a nearby window, you will wonder why you didn’t upgrade your home with solar window film years ago.

Window film allows natural light to enter a home, but limits the orientation of the light waves to significantly reduce or eliminate glare altogether.


Nothing is worse than feeling uncomfortable in your own home due to privacy issues. Especially for people that live on a busy street or are situated close to their neighbours, being at home can start to feel like living in a fish bowl.

Solar control films limit the extent to which people can see into your home, especially during the day. Ask us how solar control films can help you feel more comfortable at home.

Eliminate Hot Spots

In the summer, a south facing window can lead to aggressive hot spots and inconsistent temperatures throughout your home. When faced with this problem, people either live with it (which is annoying) or use air conditioning to combat the issue (which is expensive).

Solar control window films cut down on solar heat gain during the summer, meaning that you won’t have to deal with annoying hot spots in your home. The interior temperature of your home will be more consistent throughout, so you can be more comfortable and reduce the load on your AC unit.

Solar Films in Victoria, BC

If you think your home can benefit from solar control window films, but need more information or have specific questions, just reach out to your local experts. Sun Shade Window Films has been outfitting Victoria-area homes for over 20 years and are the local experts in the field.