Do you have high heating and cooling bills? If so, it may be partially due to your windows. Sun exposure through windows can cause excessive heat gain and even damage furniture. An affordable and simple way to prevent these negative effects of the sun is by installing solar window film. Both residential and commercial buildings can benefit from applying solar film to windows.
Why Install Solar Window Film?
Window film doesn’t just keep UV rays out. There are many more benefits of solar window film than you may realize.
Solar Window Film Benefits:
- Blocks Harmful UV Rays
- Maintains Comfortable Temperatures
- Reduces Energy Bills
- Provides Positive Return on Investment
- Minimizes Glare
- Comes in Many Styles
Blocks Harmful UV Rays
Solar window films block up to 99.9% of UV rays. UV rays are harmful and cause sunburn, premature aging, and skin cancer. UV rays easily bounce off reflective surfaces and travel through the window glass. If you’re sitting by a window that isn’t protected, those UV rays will hit your skin and can cause a lot of damage over time.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, window glass filters out most UVB rays but not UVA rays. UVA rays make up 95% of the UV radiation that makes it to the Earth’s surface. In addition to harming skin, UV rays also break down chemical bonds and cause colors to fade in furnishings and other objects. By adding solar window film to your windows, you can help protect yourself and keep your belongings looking like new.
Maintains Comfortable Temperatures
In the summer, solar films can block nearly 60% of the heat coming through windows to save on cooling costs. Solar window film keeps interior temperatures comfortable by reflecting heat from the sun. Its insulating properties also help keep your space warmer in the winter.
Reduces Energy Bills
Did you know that solar heat gain from windows is responsible for 33% of cooling bills? Additionally, windows make up 40% of heating loss in commercial buildings. By regulating the interior temperature of your space, you can significantly reduce your heating and air conditioning costs. This improved efficiency also helps the environment as you’ll be using less energy as a result.
Provides Positive Return on Investment
While there may be an initial investment needed to install window film, the cost is low considering the rewards. The film typically pays for itself in a few years with the money saved on energy bills and reduced wear and tear on HVAC systems. Window film installation is also much more cost-effective than replacing the windows entirely.
Solar window film also helps reduce glare from the sun by limiting the amount of visible light entering your space. This helps lessen eye strain and improve comfort. It’s especially helpful in bright office environments or if you have a computer near a sunny window at home.
Comes in Many Styles
Solar window film doesn’t have to look reflective or be a dark color. There are many different styles available, including lighter, more clear options and other finishes. We can tailor the window film solution to balance your solar protection and aesthetic requirements. Along with the many other benefits, solar window films can actually add to the curb appeal of a residential home or commercial building.
Start Experiencing the Benefits of Solar Window Film
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.