Window film is often considered for use on commercial buildings and residential homes for its anti-glare properties. Although glare reduction is one of the major benefits to window film, there is also a wide variety of other benefits. It can also be used to control the heat that enters or exits your home or office. It’s this heat reduction property that helps window film control your energy usage and stabilize the temperature of your home.
How does window film reject heat? Wouldn’t that mean reflecting all of the light away from my house?
Sunlight can be broken down into 3 major parts.
UV light, which can contribute to skin diseases and fading of furniture, rugs, and floors in your home or office.
Infrared light, which produces most of the heat that the sun gives off.
Visible light, which is the brightness that you can see.
Window film offers the benefit of blocking UV rays and reflecting infrared light. This allows you to have all of the benefits of visible light without the extra fading and heat that comes with sunlight. It can cut the amount of heat your home absorbs through windows in half! This effect is exaggerated in the warmer summer months where most places see more sunlight for longer hours. Blocking UV rays also decreases the rate at which your furniture and rugs fade.
With less heat entering your home, your air conditioning won’t have to work as hard. Keeping your home cool during the hot summer months is more efficient and cost effective with window film. This happens by reducing the heat transfer caused by UV rays. Different types of solar films have varying degrees of performance depending on the materials used.
With solar film, you’ll also use less electricity on lighting during the day. Solar film allows all of that visible light to seep through without glare, so you can safely and comfortably enjoy natural sunlight.
Window film also adds insulating power to your existing windows. Increased insulation keeps the heat inside your home during the winter, further increasing your energy efficiency.
One of the major benefits of window film is the flexibility that it offers. It can be installed in sections or all at once. For example, if your house gets noticeably more sun on one side, you can install film on that side first and cover the other side if needed later. You could install new windows that reduce heat and glare as well, but film can achieve the same results at a fraction of the cost.
Window film is a versatile and cost effective method for regulating the temperature in your home. Your home will be noticeably more comfortable with the reduced heat and glare. Films can be retro-fitted to any size or shape of window. This allows their applications to be used across commercial buildings, residential homes, hotels, and any other building that has windows. If you need window film installed in South Carolina, give Hilton Head Premier Window Film a call at (843) 505-0051.