Windows are an essential part of any home, from the light they let in to views they display. However, they can also generate a legion of problems ranging from severe glare to heat build-up and high-energy costs as you are forced to run your air conditioner more frequently to stand the high temperature.
Windows play a significant role in regulating heat and energy in your home. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average home wastes $63 per month and $760 per year on energy costs. Roughly one-third of an average home’s utility bills are wasted on heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. Residential window films are an excellent alternative to help save costs on energy inefficiency in the home. Listed below are three reasons to consider residential window tinting in your home.
1. Heat Control:
Living in Atlanta, we all know how hot the sun can get, especially when directly entering your home through your windows. The sun can actually destroy and fade your furniture and floors. When it comes to harmful UV rays and destructive heat exposure, there really is little to combat the issue other than constantly keeping your blinds and curtains closed. With residential window films you can keep your curtains and blinds open year round without the heat from the sun escaping into your home.
2. Alternative to Replacement Windows:
Window films are an alternative to replacement windows at a fraction of the cost. Professionally installed window films will cost you about a third of the price of replacement windows. Adding window films to your existing windows should pay for the investment between 9-13 months, whereas replacement windows could take anywhere between 2-3 years to pay off the investment. Window films give you the opportunity to upgrade your windows without breaking the bank.
3. Glare and Privacy Control:
There is nothing worse than a distracting glare that gets in your way at the most inconvenient times. Glares are especially a nuisance when taking a much needed afternoon nap when the sun hits you right in the face through the window or when you are trying to watch your favorite television show and a glare appears on your screen. With residential window films you can open your blinds, shades, or drapes and let the sunlight in. Window films will reduce glare, ultimately making it easier for you to nap, watch television, or work on a computer. Window films also allow you to have privacy 24/7. Enjoy the light while not allowing others to see inside.
With summer quickly approaching, residential window films are an excellent alternative to keeping the cool air in and the hot air out of your home. If you are interested in installing residential window films, All Pro Window Tinting can help. All Pro Window Tinting can help you control these problems while providing increased comfort and lower overall energy costs. Contact us today and for a free and custom estimate for your home today!