Let’s face it. You love your home. It is one of your largest investments. You have gone to great lengths to furnish it and set it up the exact way you wanted and you are undoubtedly proud of your accomplishments. With such a large monetary and time investment in your home, it stands to reason that you would also want to take steps to protect your investment for many years to come.
What if there was a way you could increase your home’s value, extend the lifetime of your valued possessions inside your home, reduce your home’s energy outlay, and even increase security and safety? Admittedly that is a tall order, however, that is exactly what installing window film on your home windows can do for your home.
What Is Window Film?
Before we dive into why you want to install window film, let’s first discuss what exactly it is. Window film is a sheet of strong polyester laminate. It’s treated in a variety of ways to improve the look and performance of existing windows. Usually installed on the inside of a window, the interior facing side is a scratch-resistant coating. The other side has an adhesive that bonds to the glass window to seamlessly hold it in place.
There are many different types of window films and many different reasons you might consider installing them in your home. Today I wanted to share with you three common reasons homeowners choose to install window film on their home’s windows.
Protecting Your Furniture and Flooring From Fading
One fantastic feature that window film will give the windows in your home is adding an extra layer onto your window that helps block glare and keeps ultraviolet rays out. Over time, ultraviolet rays can fade furniture and flooring. A dual-reflective window film is designed to prevent this.
Dual reflective window films will reduce glare while at the same time blocking UV rays that are trying to get through your windows. Even better, it does all this without degrading your exterior views, so it is virtually unnoticeable.
Making Your Home More Energy Efficient
Everybody knows that glass is a very poor form of energy insulation. What you may not know though is that U.S. Department Of Energy estimates that15% of the average home’s wall space is glass. 75% of energy loss in a house is lost through the windows. It’s not hard to see that this is a major inefficiency.
By adding energy-efficient window film to your windows, it is possible to save up to 50% on your home’s heating and cooling costs. Low E (Low emissivity) is great for cooler weather climates where energy conservation is desired. The dual reflective window films we previously described are also fantastic at blocking solar heat from entering your home.
Increasing The Security Of Your Home
Believe it or not, window film is also an excellent choice for increasing the security and privacy of your home. Do you have that nosey neighbor that you simply don’t want to allow to peek through your windows? Privacy window films, and in some areas of your home, decorative window films are fantastic options to replace curtains and drapes.
Did you know that window film can also offer your home an extra layer of security and safety? Safety and security window films are films that are optically clear but will help hold shattered glass together, in the event that a window accidentally gets broken. Even more, if somebody from outside is trying to get in your home by breaking a window, the film presents an extra barrier of entry for the intruder, slowing down their entry and increasing the possibilities they will decide it’s not worth it.
There are many types of window films for many different uses. Our team is here to learn about your needs, explore all available product options, and get you the correct film, for your exact needs and budget.