If your home is too hot throughout the year despite your best efforts, you may want to consider adding heat control window film to your windows. This film is clear and does not obstruct views, but can work wonders in preventing direct sunlight from making your home uncomfortably hot. It is often one of the most affordable heating control methods available and can be installed quickly and easily, giving you and your family nearly instant relief from the sun. Here’s how heat control window film can benefit you.
How Does Heat Control Window Film Work?
Heat control window film is made of several thin layers of treated film that block ultraviolet rays, much the same way a pair of sunglasses does, and reduce heat as the sun comes through your windows. It can be installed on any type of window, including double pane. The film can be installed in about 30 minutes, and the hazy appearance following installation will disappear after 10 days, leaving a clear and crisp window. After installation, heat control window film should last about 10 years.
Benefits of Heat Control Window Film
The main benefit of heat control window film is, of course, its ability to manage the temperature in your home. With heat control window film, you can enjoy every room of your house, even in direct sunlight, without needing to drag fans into the room or install curtains. This makes window film a convenient method for opening up your whole house to more activities and entertainment for guests, rather than leaving rooms unused due to the uncomfortable heat. Here are several other benefits from heat control window film to consider.
Saving Money on Utility Bills
The cost of heat control window film varies depending on the quality of material selected, the amount needed, and the manufacturer used. However, it is generally an affordable option, with some types of film available for as little as $15 per seven feet of film if you choose to install it yourself. In addition to its affordability, heat control window film can also save you money on utility bills. Instead of cranking up the air conditioner, plugging in fans, or purchasing new cooling equipment, you’ll be able to enjoy a cooler home thanks to the film, helping you save money every summer.
Delicate items, like electronics, old photos, and even clothing, can fade in the harsh sunlight or suffer heat damage if left in direct sunlight or in a room that is too hot. With heat control window film, you can regulate both the temperature and the radiation levels of UV rays entering a room. This can help you protect your property from fading, melting, and otherwise being damaged by sunlight and heat, saving you the headache of finding the time and money to replace them.
Some types of heat control window film are mirrored on the exterior facing side. This provides increased privacy while still letting light in and allowing people inside the house to see out. This can be particularly beneficial for people whose homes are very close to their neighbors or the street and would prefer additional privacy while they enjoy the comfort of their homes.
In addition to blocking heat from the sun, heat control window film can also reduce the glare the sun often creates. This can help you see your TV, computer, and other screens without straining. By reducing squinting and other eye strain, you may be able to better protect your vision and eye health thanks to the installation of heat control window film.
While many people prefer a clear window film, others appreciate the opportunity to add some personal style to their home. Heat control window film comes in several colors and designs, allowing you to turn your windows into classic stained glass style windows or give them a more modern, frosted appearance. Whatever your style, there is likely a type of heat control window film that can help you show it off while reaping the many practical benefits it provides.
Installing Heat Control Window Film
Contact Atlantic Sun Control for more information about heat control window film or to schedule an installation appointment for your home. Atlantic Sun Control has more than two decades of experience in providing high-quality window films for homes and businesses in the Washington, D.C. area. The firm is a recognized industry leader thanks to its knowledgeable staff and history of offering dependable, professional window film installation at a fair and competitive price. Its team of experienced installers can help you select the best window film for your needs, then schedule a convenient time for installation to help make your home more comfortable.