Window film has so many use cases and elements that can benefit facility that it would be impossible to list them all out in detail in just one article.
We compiled the top 5 ways having window film professionally installed by Eastern Solar Glass has benefitted our current clients, and we are sharing them here with you today.
Up to 30% of a building’s cooling and heating is lost through its windows. This in turn makes your HVAC system work harder, increasing your monthly utility bills.
Installing window film reduces the stress on your HVAC system. With films that block up to 80% of the sun’s heat, you will see a dramatic difference in your summer cooling costs.
Additionally, in the winter, Low-E window films can protect you from cold creeping in by increasing the insulation capacity of your existing glass and windows!
Increasing Safety and Security
Your windows and doors are the most vulnerable parts of any building.
Without appropriate protection, these are easy points of entry for people who looking to harm occupants, the building’s contents, or the building itself. Having 3M™ Safety and Security Window Film professionally installed by the team at Eastern Solar Glass means that your glass will shatter upon impact, but it will not be able to be pushed in through the frame.
The film will hold the shattered pieces of glass together, mitigating glass shard injuries, as well as holding the window together delaying the intruder’s entrance and allowing ample time for local authorities to respond to your call.
Comfort and Health Concerns
Solar control window film is recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation to protect your skin and prevent premature aging.
If the sun that shines through your windows can affect your body that severely, imagine what it’s doing to your furniture and flooring. Window film lets natural daylight in, however, it blocks up to 99% of the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays in addition to blocking up to 80% of the sun’s heat.
This means not only is your skin protected but so are your interior furnishings and floorings, saving them from fading and warping over the years. Studies have also shown that employees are more comfortable and productive thanks to window film.
Go Green – The Ecological Benefits of Window Film
According to the EPA (the Environmental Protection Agency), nearly 75% of all windows are not energy efficient.
In lieu of expensive window replacement, window film installation costs a fraction of the price, and doesn’t come with the downtime that new window installation does.
In addition to accomplishing many of the same goals as new window installation, window film also helps you reduce your building’s carbon footprint and can help you obtain LEED credits.
Window film can help improve the aesthetics of any building, but it may shine the most in commercial locations. Window films can be used to create logos on glass, or as other decorative elements in other areas of the office space.
Adding style and privacy, or creating a design unique to your company, are a couple of things that decorative film can do for you. It’s even possible to attain the look of etched or sand-blasted, glass at a fraction of the price with window film installation.
By updating your windows with window film, not only are you attaining all the previously mentioned benefits, but you will also be giving your building a facelift of sorts, updating the entire aesthetic of the building itself.
Contact the Window Film Professionals at Eastern Solar Glass
If you’d like to receive more information on the topics discussed in this article or to discuss your options for utilizing window film for your facility, please contact a member of the Eastern Solar Glass team today!