Window film prevents excessive heat and glare through its ability to reject, absorb, and filter light. Whether you’re trying to just reduce heat, minimize glare, or a combination of the two, window film is an effective solution.
How Window Film Prevents Heat Gain
Window film reduces heat gain in two ways. It will either reject that heat that’s coming from the outside or it will absorb the heat. Whether it’s a hot day or the sun is shining, the heat can be reflected back or absorbed so it doesn’t pass through the window.
Using Window Film to Reduce Glare
Window film reduces glare by applying tint to the glass, which reduces the amount of light that comes into the space. Reflective window film can also reject light to send it away from the building. These types of films are typically used in the city on a large commercial building.
For something like a lake house, we would recommend a darker tinted window film. These films are just like putting on a great pair of sunglasses. You can still soak in that amazing view without the headache-inducing glare caused by excessive sunlight.
Why Reducing Heat & Glare Is Important
Windows are one of the major culprits of energy loss, driving our heating and cooling bills up higher than necessary. By rejecting or absorbing heat using window film, it greatly increases the energy efficiency of a building. You’ll be able to moderate temperatures more easily, making sure it stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter so you’re always comfortable in your own space.
Lots of natural light can really define a space. But the effect can quickly be ruined by harsh glare. If you’re trying to read a book, watch TV, or look at a computer screen in a sunny room, glare can make it nearly impossible. It causes eye-strain and headaches, and can be quite uncomfortable. Anti-glare window film can remedy that situation so you can enjoy your space while still letting in natural light. Contact Solar Film today to learn more about window film and find the best option for you.