Solar window film, also known as sun control window film, can save you money, improve indoor comfort, and protect your furnishings from sun damage.

Solar window film keeps the inside of a room cool and uninfluenced by the temperature outside. They are also relatively easy to install and require little to no maintenance. In this article, we will discuss how solar window film works, along with the plethora of benefits offered by it:

How does solar film work?

Window film is a self-adhesive polyester film that is applied to glass surfaces. It is used as a “retrofit” application for existing glass on automobiles, homes, and commercial buildings in order to upgrade solar control, safety, and appearance.

Solar radiation from the sun is divided into 3 components: visible light that we can see, infrared rays that we can feel as heat, and ultraviolet rays, which are invisible. As solar radiation strikes a piece of glass, window film acts as a “sunscreen” to block harmful UV rays as well as regulate the levels of heat and light passing through the glass. The amount of heat and light rejected is dependent upon the type of window film selected.

A cost-effective alternative to blinds and curtains

Utility bills can get expensive during the summertime, but as you know, it’s a necessary evil just to keep the insides of your home cool and refreshing. Solar film for home windows helps minimize the dependence on air conditioners by reflecting infrared rays and ultraviolet rays and are a quick, easy, and inexpensive way of reducing energy costs. Note: keep in mind that solar window films should be looked at as a long term investment.

An inexpensive alternative to blinds and curtains

Blinds and curtains may help protect you and your furnishings from the sun, but they obstruct outside views and prohibit you from enjoying natural light. This is not the case with window film. Solar window films not only reflect harmful rays from penetrating your windows but allow a regulated quantity of natural light to enter your home. In addition, you can say goodbye to the daunting task of cleaning and dusting involved with blinds and curtains.

An energy-efficient solution

Air conditioners require a large amount of energy to operate properly, especially during the summertime. Solar window films are a great alternative for keeping your rooms cooler while minimizing the energy consumed by the air conditioners. They help make your home more energy efficient, which is a mutually beneficial situation for both you and the environment.

Add a touch of elegance

With decorative solar window film, you can transform your windows from ordinary to extraordinary. Decorative window film is a great solution for privacy and can give your windows a frosted or etched glass look at a fraction of the cost. Whether you’re looking for opaque, semi-private, and light diffusing window film, we have a variety of styles that will suit your individual needs.

What Next?

There is one golden rule in the window film business: the best window film in the world has little or no value unless it’s properly installed. So before you jump the gun on making a purchase, do your research to ensure you’re getting an experienced window film installer who can 1) help you select the correct solar film, 2) install it correctly, and 3) provide you with a manufacturer’s warranty in case anything were to ever get damaged. For more information, contact U.S. Film Crew today at 412-961-8468.

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