Over these past couple years many of us have been spending more time in our home. One change has been that we’ve been in our homes more throughout the day causing us to notice things we may not have in the past like hot spots or excessive glare. An unfortunate aspect of the great open feeling windows provide is that they can allow more glare and heat than might be preferrable. This can cause air conditioning systems to work overtime and make it harder to see computer and television screens. If your increased time at home has caused you to notice some excessive heat or irritating glare issues, window film retrofitted to your existing windows can help.
2 Ways Window Film Can Help With Excessive Heat & Glare Issues
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 or absorb sunlight before it enters the home. In fact, some films can block up to 78% of the sun’s heat. This means the air conditioning does not need to run as frequently and energy bills can possibly be reduced.
Cut Irritating Glare – When direct sunlight causes glare on computer or television screens a window treatment or 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 harsh 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, click HERE. If you have questions about our services, call us at 716-875-5408 or fill out a form HERE. We would be happy to provide a free, no obligation consultation and estimate of implementing a window film solution in your Buffalo, Rochester or Western New York area home.