Homeowners often become frustrated at the amount of heat transfer that occurs through their windows. Whether it’s intense sunlight penetrating through the glass during summer or heat escaping through the panes during the winter months, it’s no secret that windows don’t inherently have great insulating properties. This creates discomfort and sky-high energy bills. Older homes with original windows experience this headache frequently. But before you make the hefty financial decision to replace your windows, first consider window film as an alternative.
A Cost-Effective Alternative to Window Replacement
People looking to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of their homes often think that double or triple pane windows are the way to go. While these products do possess insulating and temperature control characteristics, they also cost a pretty penny. Window film offers a very cost-effective alternative. Single pane windows insulated with window film perform like double pane windows. Similarly, double pane windows insulated with window film demonstrate the same temperature control and insulating properties as triple-pane windows. Furthermore, window film provides these benefits at a fraction of the cost.
When to Tint & When to Replace
Unfortunately, some situations do require a window replacement. When a window’s seal is broken or gaps or cracks are present along the frame, you won’t experience the full benefits of window film without investing in new windows first. Not sure whether you should replace your windows or if film alone will do the trick? Reach out to the experts at Solar Film. We’ll give you our honest assessment of how you can achieve increased comfort and efficiency from your windows.
Locally owned and operated in Richmond, Virginia for over 35 years, Solar Film helps homeowners throughout central Virginia, Williamsburg, and the Northern Neck determine the best plan of action for their windows. We use premium quality 3M™ materials for temperature control, glare reduction, UV protection, privacy, and security window film solutions. As a 3M™ Authorized Dealer and member of the Prestige Dealer Network, we offer many varieties of window film. Get in touch with us today for a free quote!