Window film is a concept that started in the 1960s, and became even more popular during the 1970s. Originally, window film was found to control issues with cooling and heating imbalances. It was also found to have complimented the flow of a building’s design. The energy issues during the 1970s turned window film into a functional concept, rather than just a decorative one. Window film was found to be a solution to the problem of buildings losing heat to the outside. Today, several different types of residential window film is available. All types of window film or laminate have common benefits, but each type also has unique benefits.
Types of Residential & Commercial Window Film
• UV Solar Film – Ultraviolet (UV) film protects skin and home furnishings, such as wood, drapes, carpet and furniture, from harmful UV radiation.
• Privacy Film – Privacy film protects the privacy of residences, because it eliminates or decreases the ability of people being able to see in from the outside.
• Frosted Window Film – Window frost film is a decorative film, which gives window or door glass the appearance of being etched or sandblasted.
• Safety & Security Window Film – Security film protects doors and windows from severe weather and break-ins. Attachment systems are used.
• Anti-Graffiti Film – Anti-Graffiti film protects doors and windows from vandalism, such as tagging (spray painting), and scratching.
Window Film Benefits for Homes and Businesses
• Privacy – The occupants of any home deserve the right to privacy. Tinted window films provide the benefit of keeping others from peering into windows and doors from the outside. Window film can also be installed on shower doors for added privacy.
• Safety – Safety is the top concern of any homeowner. Safety and security window film installed in a home eliminates the danger of shattered glass from natural disaster or human error. Tinted and security films can also deter or slow down robbers and thieves.
• Energy Savings – Energy bills can increase drastically during the heat of the summer, because of the need to run an air conditioner or central air unit. Energy bills can also skyrocket during very cold winter months, because homeowners must run a furnace or other heating device. Residential window tinting can decrease electric usage, because UV film controls the amount of heat from the sun.
• Aesthetics – Residential property owners strive to make their homes beautiful places to live. Windows and doors are an important part of the aesthetics of a home. House windows tinting can change the look and feel of any room, and color tinted film can be purchased to match carpets, walls, and other home furnishings.