If your increased time at home has caused you to notice some excessive heat or irritating glare issues in your home, window film retrofitted to your existing windows can help. The unfortunate aspect of the great open feeling that windows provide is that they can allow in more glare and heat than you might prefer. This can cause your air conditioning to work overtime or make it harder to see computer and television screens.
Ways Window Film Can Help
Reduce Excessive Heat – While window treatments can be effective at blocking sunlight and reducing incoming heat, they also obstruct the desired view through the windows. A window film applied to your existing glass can reflect sunlight before it enters the home. In fact, it can block and reflect up to 78% of the sun’s heat. This means air conditioning does not need to run as frequently, so energy bills can be reduced.
Cut Irritating Glare – When direct sunlight causes glare on computer or television screens a window covering can block the light. However, this also means rooms are darker and more interior lighting is required to account for the loss of natural light. Window films can be used to control excessive brightness and prevents glare without forsaking natural light. In addition, you are able to look out windows and enjoy views and scenery, which has been shown to increase well-being and mood.
We hope this brief article helped enlighten you to how window film can help with heat and glare issues in your home. If you would like more information on home window film, contact us by calling (804) 677-TINT (8468). We are your premier source for home window tint in the Richmond, Virginia area.