Solar film not only Improves the aesthetics of your home, but also provides several other health, monetary, and personal benefits.
Decrease your energy bills, while you increase your comfort with solar window films from U.S. Film Crew.
Regardless of their location, windows are some of the most prominent assets of a house. Whether it is comforting morning sun during winters or drizzling drops during rainstorms, windows allow homeowners to enjoy different weather conditions.
However, rays from the sun contain harmful Ultra-Violet and Infra-Red (IR) radiation. Radiation, if left unchecked, can cause damage to your skin, as well as furniture within your residence. A simple yet effective solution is to use solar film on your windows!
What is a Solar Film?
Solar control window film is a sheet of strong polyester laminate treated in a variety of ways to improve the look and performance of existing windows. One side has a scratch-resistant coating and the other has an adhesive that bonds the film to the glass surface.
Architectural window films work by controlling the passage of solar energy into room spaces, improving the insulating performance of windows, providing aesthetic opportunities, or substantially reducing the safety and security hazards associated with fragile, easily shattered glass.
Solar control window films for homes help control the sun’s radiant energy (heat), reducing the influx of heat, enhancing outward visibility by reducing harsh glare, and helping to reduce the damaging and dangerous effects of ultraviolet light on our skin, eyes, and furnishings.
What is Solar Window Film?
Solar window film is a thin protective layer affixed to the windows. You can use these transparent, self-adhesive films to control the heat entering your home from sun rays through windows. Solar film offers a cost-effective and flexible solution to reduce the harmful effects of radiation from the sun. Due to its clarity, stability, and compatibility with different surfaces, Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is the most widely used material for making solar films for home windows.
Does solar window film really work?
Solar window films do really work!
Compared to other window covering solutions like curtains and blinds, solar window film solutions are more efficient at blocking the sun’s heat while also providing many other benefits, including:
1. Protection from the Sun’s Harmful Radiation
The harmful UV rays from the sun can damage your eyes, skin and furnishings of you and your loved ones even when you remain indoors. High-quality residential solar film can reduce these harmful UV rays by up to 99.9%, which also reduces sun exposure on household objects. Less exposure prevents fading on your precious furniture and other household objects like carpet, artwork, etc. Just by putting a solar film for home windows, you can extend the life and quality of your interior decor.
2. Energy Savings All Year Round
Solar control film can significantly reduce your energy bills; in some cases, up to 30%. According to the EPA Energy Star Buildings Manual in the United states, approximately 1/3 of an average home’s utility bills are wasted by heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer. During the summertime, these films prevent the build-up of heat inside your home by working for you 24/7 so your air conditioner doesn’t have to. As a result, you save money without sacrificing comfort.
Apart from cooling your home quickly and efficiently during the summer, solar window films can result in energy saving during Winters as well. The insulation properties of solar films help in containing the heat during the winter. Therefore, you require less power to heat your home.
3. Reduce Glares at Home
Although glass windows add to the aesthetics of your home, excessive glare can be quite disruptive when you’re watching TV, working on a computer, or trying to enjoy any other recreational activity.
Solar control window films can provide optimal and comfortable living conditions by reducing up to 94% glare. Open your blinds and let the sun in!
4. Help Prevent Break-ins
Apart from blocking harmful radiation sun, there are films that can serve as a security feature for your property. Heavy-duty polyester compound increases the durability of these films to protect your valuables from theft and vandalism.
5. Adds an Extra Level of Strength
A combination of safety and solar films are available in one! These Solar-Security film are made with heavy-duty polyester bonded with the industries strongest adhesives to provide a powerful barrier that helps hold glass in place.
Whether an impact occurs from a natural disaster, everyday accidents, crime, or vandalism, these films will control the danger and damage caused by broken glass.
6. Maximize Your Curb Appeal
Solar control films will add a lasting value and beauty factor to your home no matter what the shade. Whether its through added privacy, giving off a modern look or an all over subtle change from the variety of different shades, these films will have you feeling brand new.
7. Increase Privacy
If you live near a high traffic area or are close to neighbors, applying a one-way solar control window film can give you the much-needed privacy you’re looking for all while still being able to look outside. These films provide a higher exterior reflectivity and a lower interior reflectivity allowing for excellent views both day and night.
Solar control films are an affordable and convenient option that enhances the aesthetics of your home while saving you money. Beyond that, it allows for a healthy and safe atmosphere that you and your loved ones can all enjoy.