Window Film Is a Must-Have For Homeowners
Updated: Feb 27
There's a lot to say about living in a home filled with windows and natural light - it creates beauty and keeps your interior bright and cheery.
But, there are downsides to all this natural light. When left unchecked, ultraviolet rays fade the interior over time. According to research, up to 40% of fading is caused by UV rays.
Another problem with lots of natural light is solar heat buildup. When the temperatures rise, solar heat contributes to higher indoor temperatures. When this happens, your HVAC system has to work harder to keep your home comfortable.
In the winter, a typical home can lose as much as 10% of heat through windows. The more windows the house has the more potential for air leaks. The more air leaks, the more you'll have to pay for heating.
Uncomfortable glare is another problem you might need to deal with, especially if you have eastward or westward facing windows. The sun's glare in the early morning and just before sunset can make it too bright to see screens to read or work effectively.
In an era when many people are working from home, it's more important than ever before to create an environment that's more accommodating to changing needs. For instance, if joining Zoom meetings or attending online classes, a bothersome glare can make it difficult to see the screen or others to see you (if using a webcam.) It's difficult not to get distracted by that!
Window Tinting And Window Film Installation Tackle These Issues
Fortunately for natural sunlight lovers and fans of homes with lots of windows, window film installation tackles some of the most common problems associated with natural light.
Window tinting is effective for increasing energy efficiency, privacy, and comfort inside your home. In the summer, it helps block solar heat from building inside your home. It helps create a protective barrier that traps indoor heated air inside your home in the colder months.
All year long, residential window film minimizes glare and UV rays from filtering in and fading expensive possessions, including furniture, drapes, and flooring.
When you've made a significant investment in these things, it's sensible to take every step you can to protect them and extend their lifespan.
Professional window film installation proves to be among the most cost-effective and straightforward ways to improve both your home interior and exterior without breaking the bank. And tax credits help cover a portion of supply costs, offsetting some of the out-of-pocket costs to install the film.