Energy Efficient Window Film
is an excellent way to help make your existing windows more Energy Efficient both in the summer and winter months. This plastic film applied to the glass on the inside of the window increases your home's energy efficiency, reduces glare and protects your furniture and fine art from damaging Ultra Violet rays.
Increased Energy Efficiency
When it's warm, Window Film and
Window Coverings (curtains, blinds, shutters, etc.)
basically do the same thing: keep the heat out. One big difference is that you can see through the film. When you close your curtains, for example, you lose the view from your window.
with the film, others can still see in your window but depending on the color you choose, it may be more difficult giving you more privacy without having to close the curtains.
Choice of Colors and Decorative Designs
The decorative designs can be fun especially for the children's rooms or choose from a variety colors. Energy Efficient Window Film can really compliment the beauty and Energy Efficiency of your
and the combination of the two will enhance any room of your home.
Protects Your Furniture and Artwork
This type of Window Treatment cannot
fading of your valuable furniture completely but it can
it significantly by reducing the amount of damaging Ultra Violet rays that enter your home. Less sunlight on the furniture and artwork means they will last longer.
Whether it's from the sun reflecting off the snow or because it's just an incredibly sunny day, glare can be difficult on your eyes. It makes it hard to see the computer screen or watch television and can really be annoying. Energy Efficient Window Film will cut down on the glare making your home more comfortable.
Great for Renters!
You can easily remove this window treatment when you move so you can leave the apartment or house in the same condition it was in when you moved in. If you're careful and the film cooperates, you might be able to use it again, but not always.
Do It Yourself
You can buy film and put it up yourself which may be appropriate for small or apartment windows where the film will be up temporarily and taken down when you move. If you choose to install the film yourself, remember to clean the glass well before putting it up. You want it to stick to the glass, not to the dirt or debris on the glass.
If you are doing large windows, hard to reach windows or if you are doing your whole house and/or you want the windows to look perfect, it's better to get a professional who has the proper expertise, experience and equipment.
What Else Can You Do?
Window treatments help make existing windows more Energy Efficient and save you money on the energy bill. Homeowners also have the option of installing brand new
Energy Efficient Windows
with energy saving glass and frames. This is a major project but it will also save a substantial amount of energy and money and good windows will last a long time and help enhance the beauty of your home.
For homeowners and renters, find all sorts of information and ideas for
Making Your Home Energy Efficient.
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