Updated: Sep 8
This is an amazing time of year! This time of year also brings longer daylight hours, and an abundance of sun. While most of us love this time of year, the extra sun can play havoc on your home, health, and budget. In this article, we will focus on ways that home window films can make this extra sun nothing but a positive experience.
Window Films Can Save You Money- Summer brings extra sun, therefore extra heat. We also tend to see a spike in utility bills because of air conditioners working overtime. The use of modern and advanced window films can drastically reduce the heat entering into your home through the glass and therefore greatly reduce how hard your AC is working this summer to cool your home. Another great benefit of your AC unit working less this summer is lessening the ware and tear on the unit itself. This will reduce service life and extend time between maintenance. So window film can save you money both on maintenance cost as well as energy cost of running your air conditioner overtime.
Make You Summer More Comfortable At Home- Longer summer days are great for all of the summer activities we like to enjoy, but it can make your home less comfortable. Commonly, many homeowners deal with hotspots in their home during this time of year. This is where certain areas of the home are much warmer than others. Another common annoyance this time of year is excess glare, this can be observed while watching TV, working from home on the computer, or trying to relax indoors. Window film can reduce the glare in your home, without losing your visibility of the great outdoors. Additionally, window film can help reduce hotspots.
Window Film for Your Health and Furniture- Summer is the common time we see great damage to our flooring and furniture. Most windows offer no protection from UV rays pouring through that account for a full 40% of the factors that cause fading. Modern window films, even with the lightest shades block 99% of the UV rays entering through your home windows. By eliminating this major cause of fading you have taken a great step to protect your investments in flooring and furniture. Also, The Skin Cancer Foundation has warned that this UV entering your home can also be detrimental to your health. In an article, they state, “While it’s understood that taking sun safety precautions is important outside, few people realize they can sustain sun damage indoors, too. While both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation from the sun can harm the skin and lead to skin cancers, UVB is effectively blocked by glass. However, at least 50 percent of UVA rays can pass through windows. Window film is an increasingly effective solution, offering substantial indoor protection by blocking up to 99.9 percent of UVA radiation.” The use of window film can help block these harmful UV rays and preserve your health in this area. You can read the entire article from The Skin Cancer Foundation by clicking HERE.
So, don’t avoid the sun, but welcome its arrival by preparing your home with modern home window films. If you would like more information on these innovative products, click HERE. If you have any questions, please contact us today by calling (304)-710-0380. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about home window films and schedule a free assessment and quotation for your home. We are located in on Old Bridgeport Hill and service the full state of West Virginia.