Did you know that your home loses on average 10% of its heat through the windows? On those freezing cold winter nights, it'd be nice to make the most of any and every way to keep that heat in.
Similarly, in summer, windows can make it feel impossible to keep your house cool enough to be comfortable.
But what if there were a way to solve both of these issues with something as simple as heat control window film? You guessed it - there is. Keep reading to learn more about the different types and how they can help you.
What Is Heat Control Window Film?
Heat control window film, or insulating window film, is a low-cost way to add extra insulation to your home.
The film is usually applied with an adhesive, but some use static electricity to cling to the window. A static film will be easier to remove whereas you'll be less keen to remove an adhesive-based film due to the residue that will be left.
It depends on how much use you'd like to get out of your home window films—some people will use it seasonally, or even just on especially hot/cold days, and others will see it as more of a permanent fixture.
What Kind of Heat Control Window Film Is Best For Home Windows?
The best window films do a lot more than just keep heat in or out. Depending on your requirements, there are a number of other options and purposes for them. Let's take a look at a few and why they might work for you at home.
One of the biggest benefits of window film is the added privacy it gives you in your home. Whether you want to keep your bathroom more private or live next to a busy street, privacy window film is a great, low-cost solution.
Window films aren't all like car window tints where it simply makes the window slightly darker. With the wealth of options we have available, you're sure to find a window film that will meet both your practical and decorative needs!
Not only does a heat control window film block unwanted heat from the blazing sun on a hot day, but it can also protect your and your family's eyes from the glare of the sun.
Maybe you have windows facing east or west, and at certain times of the day, you find the sun beaming in and catching your eyes. A film with glare reduction can make a huge difference.
There's a common belief that ultraviolet rays can't get through glass, but this isn't always true. UVA rays, while not being as dangerous to the skin as UVB, can still make it through the glass.
While it's unlikely to do any significant damage, it might be an idea to get a UV-blocking window film if you spend long amounts of time next to a window (perhaps your home office throughout COVID is next to a window!).
Have You Seen the Light?
Has this article inspired you to take a look into getting heat control window film for your own home? Whether you're looking for natural light without the glare, or to keep your home warm and cozy during the winter months, there is sure to be something for you.
Why not take a look at the website to see what we have available, and don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions at all.