There are two primary reasons homeowners install solar window film – energy efficiency’s cost savings and UV protection. But there are multiple other benefits that we can explore.
Energy Efficiency Rebates and Savings
With interest in green building and utility rebates on the rise, builders and remodelers are looking at solar-controlling window films as a cost-effective solution for boosting home efficiencies and reducing costs for clients while lifting sales and profits for themselves. Applied to the window, the transparent film acts as a solar shield, blocking up to 80% of the sun’s heat, according to the International Window Film Association.
This means that less energy is used to cool a home. Some are motivated primarily by lowering their carbon footprint, but rebates and tax incentives help, too. This is particularly important as there is a continuing trend to use more glass in home design. Here in Florida, there is the desire to bring that beautiful environment indoors through windows, but maybe not the heat and the UV rays.
Some estimates point to the energy bill savings on the professional installation of a good quality film will recoup your expense within three years and will last 20 to 25 years.
Details on Energy Efficiency
There are two qualities that define energy efficiency: solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) and thermal transmittance (U-factor). SHGC is a measure of how much of the sun’s heat is transmitted into a building through the windows while U-factor is a measure of how well the window insulates. For both measures, the lower the number, the better the window will be for energy efficiency in hot summer months.
If your home or building doesn’t already have energy-efficient windows, heat rejection window films will help manage SHGC and U-factor to make the building more energy-efficient and provide greater indoor comfort. In this way, these window films will greatly affect your bottom line by reducing air conditioning usage when temperatures outside heat up.
Protecting Home and Bodies from Sun and UV Damage
An additional benefit of solar window films is their ability to block dangerous UV rays. UVB rays, the primary sunburn ray, are largely blocked by glass; but more than 50 percent of UVA rays, the main cause of premature skin aging, can penetrate glass. Exposure to UVA radiation from the sun can cause premature aging of the skin and damage to the DNA in skin cells which can lead to skin cancer. UV exposure can also break down the chemicals in furniture and fabric dyes, causing discoloration and fading.
The right type of reflective UV blocking window film can reject up to 99.9% of damaging UV rays which keep people protected This also means that furnishings will be more resistant to fading, providing greater longevity to your investments.
Protection from Sun Glare
Solar control window films can reduce glare that produces eye discomfort by up to 90%.
If the windows in your home are facing the south, solar window film will improve comfort for you and your family reflecting light rays and diminishing the glare inside, particularly on screens.
Consequently, solar and anti-glare window films applied to living room or office windows could make it possible for you to watch comfortably work on a computer screen or watch TV without being blinded by the sun.
Our window film installation services and options include:
Residential and commercial window film installation
A variety of shades, colors, and strengths of tint for decorative, security, and solar protection. Yes, you can select a film that serves all three purposes.
Total Shield Protection is your trusted source for solar rejection, impact-resistant, and privacy window film installations as well as professional window washing, pressure washing, and paver sealing.
Home Guide to Residential and Commercial Window Film Services
This informational resource is a home guide that contains everything you need to know about window film installation services, all in one place. It is designed to enable residential and commercial property owners to make informed decisions when it comes to investing in window film.
We’ll teach you about the different types of window film, the benefits of window film installation, and also provide valuable insight on how to find superior service providers that will get the job done to your satisfaction both efficiently and affordably.
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