The Benefits of Using Window Films
Window film is a thin sheet of window coating that is professionally and permanently applied to deliver a range of benefits for your home. It can be clear or tinted in various light to dark shades of gray or bronze. Through advanced engineering, today’s window films provide real energy savings, UV protection, glare reduction, and more. Here’s a closer look at the many benefits of using window filmsin your home:
It’s an unfortunate truth that sunlight damages not only our skin, but many of the surfaces and furnishings in our homes as well. Because window film blocks UV rays, it protects your wood floors, furniture, carpeting and artwork from fading. (It protects your skin, too!)
Window film can stop up to 80% of solar energy coming through your windows, preventing uncomfortable hot spots and inconsistent temperatures. (Window film by 3M blocks even more — up to 99.9%!) It also reduces uncomfortable glare so you can enjoy natural light, even at sunset when the sun drops toward the horizon or when the sun reflects off of snow cover on the ground. You’ll see better both inside the room, and when you look outside, too.
Window films can hold a shattered window in place, rather than letting shards of glass fly into the room and injure somebody or damage your furniture or artwork. Whether an intruder breaks a window to try to gain entry to your home, or the window is shattered by a projectile like a tree branch during a storm, window film will keep it together.
Lower Energy Bills
Because window film lets natural light in without the harmful UV rays, it can cut cooling costs by as much as 30%. It also makes it unnecessary to close the blinds or draperies to block the sun, and turn on lamps to read or do other tasks, so it helps save on electricity too!
Window film is not only good for you — it’s also good for the environment. It’s a carbon-neutral product, so those with older homes considering replacing their windows can benefit from having window film installed instead. The environmental impact of installing window film is quite a bit less than removing old windows, disposing of them and replacing them. Not convinced they’ll save enough on energy costs? Window film delivers 7 times the energy-saving benefits per dollar spent compared with having replacement windows installed instead.
Window Film is Tested and Certified
The NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) verifies and certifies the energy performance of most window films. (This is the same organization that rates windows for energy efficiency.)
In fact, there are many health and safety standards in place for window films, including things like human impact, protection from glass fragments, burglary intrusion, fire safety, and even bomb-blast safety!
Is 3M Window Film A Superior Product?
3M is the undisputed leader in window films. As the leader in the industry its Prestige Window Films are tested and re-tested until they’re proven to exceed industry standards. The results of all this testing speak for themselves with
- an exterior coat that’s up to 10 times stronger
- a less reflective surface
- a film that blocks nearly 100% of the sun’s UV rays rather than “up to” 80%
- superior adhesive that’s super strong, yet removable from the adhesion specialists and makers of adhesive products like scotch tape and post-it pads
- a superior warranty that’s backed by a company that’s been around for more than 50 years — a company you already know and trust!
Just Blinds is the premier supplier of the best window films plus every conceivable type and style of window treatment in Central Alabama. Contact us today for a free on-site consultation. We’ve been serving the area for more than 30 years and have a proud legacy of happy, satisfied customers to show for it!