After a long, cold winter, spring is finally just right around the corner. All that sunshine will soon heat up the interior of your home, which is a welcome relief to the cold. The only downside? Once summer is in full swing, the heat can be unbearable inside your home.
The sun can make certain areas in your home too hot. When it’s hot inside your home, it can be hard to find the motivation to do anything. It’s uncomfortable — you feel sweaty, sticky and damp. Rather than suffering from the heat this summer, why not do something about it now?
Installing window film in your home one of the best money-saving home improvements that you can make this year. It is a viable alternative to window replacement. Window film helps control the sun coming in your home so that you live in greater comfort. Window film not only helps you stay cooler and more comfortable in your home, but it offers a variety of other benefits too. To help you understand just how versatile window film is, we’ve compiled a list of the benefits of adding it to your home.
Decorative window film is functional — and stylish. It is an affordable way to beautify the interior of your home. You can use window film to make a change to the look of your home. That is because window films come in a variety of textures, patterns, gradients and frosts. The choices are almost limitless. Window film is not just limited to windows. So, try adding it to your glass cabinet doors, shower enclosures and more to add color or texture.
Increases Protection and Security
Do you need to enhance the privacy of your home or commercial office? If so, then window film is a great solution. Window film acts as an invisible shield on your glass. It is designed to make your windows harder to penetrate. The film also helps hold glass fragments together if the glass is shattered. This feature is especially helpful during severe weather as it helps keep the occupants of your home safer should strong winds or hail shatters your windows.
If you have west or east facing windows, then you likely have to contend with glare and heat streaming in through your windows. The glare makes it hard to work at a computer watch television and read. It also makes your home feel hot and uncomfortable. You can reduce sun glare while allowing natural light into your home with window film.
Blocks Harmful Sun Rays
Each year, more people are diagnosed with skin cancers than all other types of cancers combined. While you might be vigilant about preventing skin damage by wearing sunscreen outside, what you probably don’t realize is that being indoors does not protect you from the sun’s harmful rays. Regular glass allows harmful UV rays to pass through your windows into your home, putting you and your entire family at risk of skin cancer. Window film reduces that risk by blocking up to 99 percent of UV rays.