Most of us have already felt the effects of climbing fuel prices filling up our cars at the gas station. However, as natural gas prices rise, the cost to heat and cool our homes will only increase. Energy experts say electricity costs will continue to spike in the foreseeable future due to political conflicts, climate change, and natural disasters. According to the New York Times, American utility companies could spend billions over the next few years repairing and upgrading power grids across the country. What does this mean, exactly? Higher monthly utility bills. One way to combat skyrocketing energy prices and increase home value is by investing in window film.
How Window Film Adds Value
There are several ways window film adds value to your home:
- Saves Energy & Reduces Utility Costs
- Protects Against Fading
- Enhances Aesthetics
- Creates Privacy
Saves Energy & Reduces Utility Costs
When people shop for a home, energy efficiency is a big selling point. A survey by the National Association of Homebuilders revealed that 57% of homebuyers are willing to pay at least $5,000 more for an energy-efficient home that offers $1,000 yearly savings in utility costs. Unfortunately, when it comes to heating and cooling your home, windows are often the source of the most inefficiency. Old or poorly insulated windows make it difficult to maintain a comfortable temperature.
Solar window films can reflect up to 80% of heat transferred through glass, helping conserve energy and lower expenses. As such, investing in window film is a cost-effective way to save energy and reduce utility costs while increasing the value of your home.
Protects Against Fading
Window film blocks 99.9% of harmful ultraviolet rays, one of the leading causes of fading. Along with UV rays, fading is caused by solar heat and visible light, which window film also works to reflect. Untreated windows let UV rays and solar heat pass through, causing furniture, flooring, artwork, and textiles to fade in color over time. Applying window film to your home can protect your investment along with the valuables and occupants inside.
While solar window film is great for improving energy efficiency, other window films are designed to enhance aesthetics. Whether you want to differentiate your home from every other house on the block or add a subtle change, the options are endless with window film. Frosted and etched films are a minimal way to update your home’s appearance, whereas stained glass and colored films offer a bolder choice.
Do you have any large windows or glass doors in your home that make achieving privacy difficult? Window film can make enhancing privacy easy; that way, you don’t have to resort to hanging up curtain rods or blinds. From darker tinted films to fun patterns, window film can create privacy in foyers, kitchens, bathrooms, home offices, and wherever else you need it most.
Increase home value, help save energy, reduce costs, enhance aesthetics, and so much more with window film. Learn more about what window film products we offer and the best solution for your home by giving us a call today!
ESP Window Tinting & Graphics has been Louisville’s premier window tinting and custom graphics provider since 1974. We serve both the residential and commercial markets, providing customized solutions with the goal of delighting our clients. Our window film and graphics products offer enhanced aesthetics and improved functionality to your spaces. Contact us today for a free consultation and quote.