Most homeowners are unaware of the breadth of solutions that window film offers. These advantages range from improving safety and security to lowering energy bills. Professionally installed residential window tinting provides homeowners with seven key benefits.
1 – Control Energy Costs
Window film lets in natural light while reflecting a significant amount of the sun’s heat. This helps keep homes cooler in the summer, so cooling systems don’t have to work as hard, reducing energy costs by as much as 30%. During the colder months, window film lowers heating costs by adding an extra layer of insulation that helps hold warmth inside your home.
2 – Improve Comfort
Window tinting helps to regulate indoor temperature by reducing hot spots and cold spots around glass windows and doors. This, combined with its ability to reflect heat in the summer and hold warmth in during the winter, will make your home more comfortable year-round.
Residential window tinting can greatly reduce glare, so it’s easier to enjoy the view through your windows and more comfortable to sit near windows and glass doors when it’s sunny outside. Reduced glare also makes it easier to watch television and view screens on digital devices such as laptops, and smartphones.
4 – Add UV Protection
Window film shields furnishings from fading caused by sunlight by blocking up to 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. As a product endorsed by the Skin Cancer Foundation, it also can protect your family’s skin from sun damage.
Window film adds an extra layer of material to windows, making them harder to shatter. This makes it more difficult for would-be intruders to break into a home through its windows. Because glass is held intact by the film, it takes intruders more time to enter windows even after the glass fractures. The resistance provided by the film buys those inside valuable time to get out or call for help. In addition, if windows are broken by accident or during a bad storm, window film can reduce or prevent injuries to your family and pets caused by spraying glass because the propriety adhesive holds the broken glass fragments in place.
6 – Improve Appearance & Privacy
Residential window film comes in many decorative patterns and high-end finishes that can significantly enhance a home’s beauty and curb appeal. For example, you can completely transform a plain glass window by adding textured window film. The film looks like etched or cut glass but costs a fraction of the price. Window tinting can also add interest and appeal to glass surfaces inside the home, such as cabinet doors and glass partitions.
7 – Keep Your View
Perhaps the best benefit of window film is that you get your view back. Curtains, blinds, and shades all block the view that made you fall in love with your home in the first place. Maintain your view with window film!
Learn More About Residential Window Tinting
Interested in learning more about the benefits of professionally installed residential window tint? General Solar can help you find the perfect window film solution.
General Solar Company remains one of the most highly regarded window film companies in the Washington DC area for nearly 50 years. In that time, we have built a reputation for professionalism, integrity, and exceptional service. We serve clients in Washington DC, Montgomery County, Rockville and Bethesda, Maryland, and surrounding areas. To schedule an appointment for a free estimate, give us a call today or contact us using this form.