What is Window Film? How Does it Work?
During the summer months many of us are concerned with saving energy and saving money. One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is to have window tint or film applied to the windows of our homes or places of business. What is window tint and how does it work? How will my utility bill be affected and is window tint affordable? What are some other benefits in applying window film to my home or place of business?
What Is Window Film?
Window tint, or film, is a self-adhesive polyester film applied to the interior surface of the window. There are two types of window film with some variation, non- reflective film that absorbs the sun’s energy, and reflective film that absorbs and reflects solar energy. When the sun’s rays strike the window, the film acts as a barrier to block harmful UV rays and adjusts the amount of heat and light passing through the window. Like a pair of good sunglasses this improves your view and helps protect the valuable items in your home or office.
How Will It Save Me Money?
The amount of heat and light rejected depends on the quality and type of window film used. It has been shown to reduce up to 99% UV rays coming into the home, block up to 70% of glare and reducing energy bills up to 30%. Whether your windows have direct sunlight or not, it is good to use window film on all your windows because glare and reflected light still carry heat into the home. Window film is affordable, durable and has a return for your investment within two or three years.
The benefits of window film include reduced utility bills, reduced fading of rugs, furniture, artwork and other valuables in your home. Tinting can provide privacy depending on the type of film used. Single, double, and triple layer films provide effective protection from different types of hazard, as a deterrent to home invasion and in a storm, if the window shatters, it can hold the window together; providing a safe environment for your family.
It is important to use the right kind of film on your windows because not all film is created equal. To get the best value for your money, the right type of film and to ensure a proper fit, it is important to have someone with experience and knowledge help you. Contact us at Home Decor Solutions for a Free-In-Home consultation before summer is over. We are one click, one call away.