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An Exciting View Ahead for the New Year

By darrell@iwfa.com on 1/18/2017

It’s the beginning of another new year, the time when many of us think about ways to improve our lives and our homes.

When it comes to home improvement projects, who doesn’t love an interior that lets the sunshine in? Many of today’s architectural designs incorporate large windows so families can enjoy more natural, bright light. It can look and feel great to have a warm, well-lit home, but it’s not all sunshine to let that unfiltered sunlight come streaming through. That bright sunlight can cause heat build-up, excessive glare, fading of interior furnishings, and even skin cancer and cataracts.

But with professionally installed window film, it’s much easier to avoid many of those problems. Window film can block up to 99 percent of UV rays from passing through unprotected glass. Many protective window films can help to hold many shards of shattered glass together in the event of breakage, providing another layer of protection for your family in the event of accidents or natural catastrophes.

Window film is an affordable alternative for homeowners looking for greater energy efficiency of their older windows. Instead of taking the energy and materials to make, deliver and install a new window, as well as get rid of the old one, you can extend the life of your existing windows by using window film. This can help you save money while also being environmentally conscious.

Window film is a great choice when you want to enhance windows that are still functional but might not be up to contemporary standards. For single-family homes, window film installation can range from $4 to $12 per square foot, depending on the type of window film installed. The process can often be completed in just one day, and the energy conservation benefits are immediate. To top it off, many window films can qualify for “green” credits and energy rebates and are considered carbon-negative products.

 For more information on how professionally installed window film can benefit your home, please read the IWFA’s ebook, which describes all you need to know about window film for the home.

 

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