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Reduce Energy Costs with Window Films

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After analyzing every aspect of home or small business ownership (or so you think), you decide that your budget allows for the purchase of a home or commercial space. You work out a great financing option, and the biggest worry on your mind is what color to paint the walls — until you receive your first energy bill in the mail. Your jaw drops. You didn’t budget for this.

According to the US Department of Energy, 30% of the energy used to heat and cool homes goes out the window — literally — and windows are the culprit of nearly 40% of the heating loss in commercial buildings.  A single-paned window loses 20 times more heat than an adjacent well-insulated wall (Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell University).

So what are your options?  You could turn down your heat in the winter and A/C in summer, leaving you in a shivering or sweating, respectively. You could purchase thick window blinds or curtains to block your windows from the outdoors. Or you could invest in temperature control window films.

Temperature control or low-e window films allow you to enjoy year round comfort and efficiency without blocking the view. The films are virtually invisible, so your home or business’s aesthetic appeal will not be diminished. Customers can still window shop through your storefront, and you can still enjoy the view out your living room window that made you fall in love with your house in the first place.

At Solar Film, we believe in using the best materials and most skilled expertise. The only corners we cut are out of window film to perfectly match the dimensions of your windows. That’s why we use  3M™ Thinsulate™ Window Film Climate Control. Adding Thinsulate to your windows brings similar energy-saving benefits as adding a second or third pane of glass, but at a fraction of the cost. Now that’s something your budget can support.

Locally owned and operated in Richmond, Virginia for over 35 years, Solar Film provides custom window tinting services to homes and businesses in central Virginia, Williamsburg, and the Northern Neck. We use premium quality 3M™ materials for temperature control, glare reduction, UV protection, privacy, and security window film solutions. Contact us today for your free quote!