Window film provides many benefits to homeowners and business owners. From bolstered security to lower energy bills, there are many reasons to invest in this multi-purpose product. However, the most significant and noticeable benefit in your everyday life is window film’s ability to improve the comfort of your space. While comfort is something often taken for granted, you certainly notice when it’s lacking.
How Window Film Improves Comfort
Homes and commercial properties, especially those with expansive windows, often experience extreme temperature fluctuations. These inconsistencies in temperature result from poor heat rejection and insulation. The sun’s infrared rays pass through your windows, creating hot spots and heating your space to uncomfortable temperatures. Additionally, warm or cool air produced by your HVAC can escape through your windows. This poor insulation requires your HVAC to work overtime to keep your space at the designated temperature. Not to mention, even when your HVAC runs at capacity, you’ll likely still experience hot or cold spots near windows.
Window film helps maintain comfortable interior temperatures. The spectrally-selective characteristics of window film block a significant portion of heat and infrared light while still permitting the passage of natural light. Depending on the variety of film selected, you can expect up to 97% infrared ray rejection and 60% reduction in solar heat gain. Additionally, window film provides an extra layer of insulation, trapping the air heated or cooled by your HVAC inside your home. With less air escaping, your home or commercial property will more easily remain at the temperature your thermostat indicates. You’ll notice a difference throughout your space, but improved temperature regulation will be most apparent near windows.
In addition to regulating interior temperatures, window film can also help mitigate glare. Glare results from an overabundance of light. When your eyes are inundated with too much light, either directly or by reflection, eye strain and headaches can occur. Window film reduces the amount of glare you experience when looking out your windows or at device screens when an excess of sunlight reflects off the glass panes or your computer, television, or mobile devices screens. By limiting the amount of visible light entering your space, window film can minimize glare, therefore improving comfort. Concerned this will make your space too dark? Window film comes in a variety of tint levels, allowing you to find the perfect balance of natural light and unstrained visibility.
Hot and cold spots near your windows and glare from excessive brightness diminish your ability to live a pleasant and productive life, but you deserve to feel comfortable in your home and place of work. Investing in window film means investing in the comfort of your family, customers, employees, and yourself. We can’t think of a more worthwhile investment than that!
Mr. Tint provides 3M Window Film installation to homes and businesses throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. As a 3M Authorized Window Film Dealer, we offer only the highest quality materials and employ the most skilled technicians. Contact us for a free window film consultation.