With Summer winding down and the cooler temperatures on the way, we wanted to share some information about home window films to answer any questions you may have. As it turns out, The Denver Post ran a great article about the use of window films to save money on energy costs for your home. Here is just a portion of the article.
Abundantly Clear: Window Films Can Save Money Invisibly
By Marni Jameson
It could be the best home improvement you never see.
Crystal-Clear Window Film Tips
Here are more points homeowners should know about getting great protection, even if they never see it:
1. Color-neutral options. “If you don’t want to change the color of your home’s natural light or see any metallic shine, ask for a color-neutral day-lighting film,” said the window-film association’s Darell Smith. Your windows will save energy, but give up next to nothing in light quality.
2. Lower bills. In hot weather, solar-control films can block up to 80 percent of the solar energy coming through windows, which cuts down on air conditioning. “It usually translates into a year-round savings of about 5 to 10 percent of the home’s total energy bill,” said Smith, and much more during hot months.
3. Damage shield. Visible light lies on the spectrum between ultraviolet, which damages furniture, and infrared, which beams heat. Treated windows will block 99 percent of UVA and UVB rays, thus greatly slowing the deterioration and fading of drapes, carpet and furniture.
4. Decorative looks. Today’s window films can also inexpensively make clear glass look etched or frosted for privacy or a decorative effect.
5. It’s not a fix. If your window is in bad shape, leaking or poorly insulated, adding film won’t fix that. Deteriorating windows should be replaced. However, if your windows are in good shape, don’t replace them just for energy efficiency, said Smith. Try film first.
6. Get a warranty on the work. And read it before you sign a contract. You should be protected against bad installations. Signs of a bad job include film that peels or lifts at the edges, or little bubbles growing under the film. Speaking of warranties, many window manufacturers will invalidate their warranty if you do anything to their windows, including adding window film. If your windows are still under warranty, find out how adding film will affect that protection. Get it in writing.
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Hopefully this article and these tips have you considering putting window films on your home improvement list. If you would like more information, click HERE. If you have any questions or would like to arrange a free, no obligation assessment of your home and how window film can help, please contact Sun Limits today by calling your local phone number located HERE or emailing us at email@example.com. We service Lancaster, Reading, York, Lebanon and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and the surrounding communities.