Residential window tinting provides many benefits, like glare reduction, UV protection, privacy and curb appeal. But perhaps the most attractive benefit is the long-term energy savings.
Most home and business owners are looking for ways to cut costs and save some pennies whenever possible. Maybe you’re preparing the family budget for your daughter’s college tuition, facing upcoming medical expenses, chipping away at credit card debt or simply saving for retirement. Residential and business window tinting requires an initial investment, but the long-term monthly savings cover your costs and keep more hard-earned dollars in your bank account.
Solar films range from 1-10 mm in thickness—the thicker options have added safety benefits. When these tinted films are applied to your windows, they repel about 80 percent of solar heat, according to the International Window Film Association (IWFA). Considering replacing your single-pane windows for double-pane in order to reap the same benefits? Think again. According to the IWFA, “…installing window film may cost up to 91.5 percent less than installing new windows.”
Reduced Cooling Costs
Especially if you live in an area with ample sunshine and higher temperatures, an investment in window tinting film is sure to cut cooling costs. Certified window tinting films, like those of SolarGard, are estimated to cut cooling costs by 30 percent. And during the winter months, window films act as a secondary insulation method, so that warm air is kept inside, helping to create a consistent temperature throughout the home. IWFA estimates that most homeowners see a return on investment on this home upgrade in less than three years.
Not only will your upgraded windows save you money on your energy bill, they help cut down on energy usage. A press release by the IWFA states:
“Window film not only works smarter when it comes to energy savings, it’s a greener choice,” said Darrell Smith, executive director of the nonprofit IWFA. “Window film can be quickly installed on existing windows with minimal disruption to daily routine and it gives new life to once outdated windows so owners save on energy, avoiding both removal and disposal costs of the existing windows,” added Smith.
When seeking residential or business window tinting film, be sure to contract a professional company for the job. Companies like Northwest Solar Protection help guide you to the right film type to meet your needs, and provide expert installation so that you’re able to enjoy the maximum benefits from your investment.
Contact Northwest Solar Protection to learn more about your home or business’s energy savings potential.
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