If you have recently walked by a neighbor's house and saw that their windows seemed suddenly darker, that neighbor probably purchased and placed residential window films. There are lots of reasons why one might use window films. If you are considering this product, here are some of the best reasons for choosing to buy and use window films.
The leading reason for buying and using residential window films is that they provide an extra layer of privacy. For example, if you have some sheer curtains up on your windows but they do not exactly shield you from prying eyes and you do not want to add shades or blinds underneath the curtains, you can add film to the windows. There are various shades of film, too--each one adds its own level of obscurity to your windows. You can customize the films too. You can cut them to fit just the lower halves of your windows, or make them darker on the lower panes and sashes and lighter on the upper ones.
Greater UV Protection
UV rays from the sun come streaming through your windows and can damage both your furniture and your art on the walls. These window films block many of the UV rays that do all of this damage. Even your curtains, carpeting, wallpaper and/or paint can suffer when they are in a room that is blasted by sunlight all day every day. Placing these films over your window panes means most of this damage will be prevented. Less damage to your furniture, walls, flooring and art means less money wasted on replacing home furnishings and decor, as well as less money lost on valuable art that should have been protected.
Greater Insulatory Properties
Windows do a pretty good job of keeping the cold out and the heat in during winter, and vice versa during summer. However, with the addition of window films, the insulatory properties of your windows increases. More heat is kept out during the hotter months because the films are preventing the concentration of the sun's rays from beating down and into your home through the windows. More cold is kept out during the winter months because the films do not react to cold or conduct it in the same way that glass does. If you would prefer to only use the films during a specific time of year (e.g., summer), then there are removable films available for purchase in place of semi-permanent to permanent films. Contact a local outlet, such as Solar Busters, for further assistance.