Stay comfortable and efficient this summer with heat control window film
You love your windows because of the beautiful natural light and sweeping views they provide, but they come with several unfortunate drawbacks, including heat, glare, and high home cooling costs. So how can you continue to enjoy the sunny rooms and peaceful views you love without suffering from uncomfortable hot spots?
Heat control window film offers a solution. These window films are designed to be highly effective in temperature control, blocking up to 84% of heat in the summertime. The truly wonderful thing about heat control window films is that they actually work year round to reduce indoor temperature fluctuations resulting from your windows, helping you to keep cool in summer and warm in winter.
In addition to heat control, window films also contribute a host of other benefits, including
- Reduced energy use & lower utility costs
- Reduced glare
- Prevention of fading of floors and furniture
Reduced Energy Use & Lower Utility Costs
In the Washington DC metro area and beyond, we experience all four seasons. While there’s a lot to love about snowy winter wonderlands and sunny warm summers, the weather fluctuations can present a challenge when it comes to maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home. Window films actually do more than just control heat in summer, they also keep the cold air out during the winter time. This means year-round temperature control, so your HVAC system does not need to work overtime to keep you comfortable. With window film, you’ll enjoy the double benefit of reduced energy use and lower utility costs as a result of better temperature regulation.
Whether you’re reading a book, looking at your phone, watching TV, or working on your computer, glare from the sun’s rays can be uncomfortable on your eyes. Window films help to reduce glare by up to 93% so you can stop squinting at your screens and enjoy your home in comfort.
Prevention of Fading of Floors and Furniture
Just like your skin, the decor and furnishings in your home are sensitive to the sun. Prolonged exposure to sunlight can lead to fading of floors, carpets, drapes, curtains, artwork, furniture, and other valuables. When it comes to fading, the primary culprit is UV rays. Single pane glass blocks only 29% of UV light, and at 44%, dual pane glass is not much better. Window films block up to 99% of UV rays, keeping your home and furnishings looking like new for years to come. You and your family will also benefit from this extra layer of UV protection. In fact, The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends window film as part of your comprehensive skin care plan.
If you’re tired of dealing with the drawbacks of your beautiful windows and ready to enjoy your home in comfort, give us a call today to speak with one of our experts about heat control window film.
General Solar Company has been one of the highest regarded window film companies in the Washington DC metropolitan area for nearly 50 years. We serve clients in Washington DC, Montgomery County, Rockville and Bethesda, Maryland, and surrounding areas and have built a reputation for professionalism, integrity, and exceptional service. To learn more about heat control window film or to schedule an appointment for a free estimate, give us a call today or contact us using this form.