Whether you’ve been a home owner for years, or just purchased your first home, the one thing that quickly becomes apparent is the energy efficiency of your home. It only takes that first energy bill to realize how efficient or inefficient your home may be. Did you know most homes lose a majority of their efficiency through windows? The most obvious fix may be replace the windows, but is this the best option for you? In many cases, window film may be a better option for energy savings.
How Window Film Could be The Best Option for Energy Savings.
Upgrading your windows to high-end, double or triple pane glass is a standard procedure for increasing energy savings, but window film might be a better option. Here is why.
- Window Film is more cost effective than upgrading to double or triple pane glass: While there is no argument that double and triple pane glass is very effective at increasing energy-efficiency, simply replacing one set of sliding glass doors could cost nearly as much as installing film on your entire home.
- Window Film Performance and Return on Investment: Many may think, because the cost of film is so much lower than window replacement, it can’t possibly be that effective. Window film can block up to 80% of heat, 99.9% of UV rays, and provide an additional R value between 1.5 – 2. What does this all mean? It means that installing window film could be the equivalent of adding an additional pane to your existing windows. On average, window film will decrease energy bills by 30%, and most who invest in window film will see a 100% return on investment within 3-5 years, depending on the type of film installed.
- Window Film can Help Homes with Uneven and Varying Temperatures: In many cases, homes with high quality glass still suffer from hot/ cold spots and horrendous energy bills. This is usually a result of poor thermostat placement, uneven solar exposure, or poor ventilation in certain rooms; no matter the case, window film can help solve that problem. Simply have energy saving window film installed in rooms that stay too warm/ cold, or have it installed in the room that the thermostat resides in, and presto! Even temperatures throughout the house and increased energy savings.
- Window Film is Customizable to Meet Your Needs Where Glass is Not: In addition to helping you save money and energy, you also have a the ability to choose between hundreds of different films that can provide you with a specific decorative look, day time or night time privacy, security, glare reduction, view enhancement, and much more.