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Go Green and Save Green This Spring

By darrell@iwfa.com on 3/23/2017

The days are getting a little longer, the temperatures are rising and it’s the time when many of us begin to revisit that long list of home improvement projects we want to get done for the year. And as we consider making our homes more attractive and energy efficient, it makes sense that we want to save a little green as we go.

 

One way to kick the home improvement season off right is by considering professionally installed window film as an alternative to removing and replacing inefficient or older windows. It’s cost effective and provides a level of energy efficiency that rivals the replacement of existing windows.

 

While increasing energy efficiency is great on its own, the potential money savings can be even more exciting for homeowners. Owners of older homes, especially, can struggle with the inefficiency caused by windows age and poor insulation. One of the biggest problem areas in vintage homes are the windows, which typically account for 15 to 30 percent of the total heating load, and up to half of the cooling load during the summer. With professionally installed window film, you can increase energy efficiency while spending up to 80 percent less than the cost of new replacement windows.

 

For all of us who are increasingly environmentally conscious, window film also preserves the window frame and casement so that those materials don’t need to be discarded and reproduced. Another great way to go green this spring.

 

Moreover, window film delivers additional benefits beyond saving money and increasing your home’s energy efficiency. Window film can also block a significant amount of UV rays that typically penetrate a home or building. Untreated windows normally block 25 to 50 percent of UV rays. The remaining rays entering a home can damage the floor, furnishings, as well as skin and eyes. In fact, professionally installed window film blocks up to 99 percent of UV rays from passing through unprotected glass

 

So as we welcome Spring and look at our long list of home improvement “to-do’s”, let’s also think about all of the benefits of professionally installed window film - to go green and save green now and all year long.


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