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.
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.
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.