Posted on Jul 30, 2013

Why Window Films Are More Cost Effective Than Window Replacement

Overall, there are numerous benefits to installing window films over completely replacing your windows . Not only will energy efficiency help you to cut costs and save money, but also it is much better for the environment. Installing window films is an easy and relatively affordable way to go Green, and with the money you will save on your bills, they will pay for themselves in no time.

In mild climates, window film pays for itself faster than more popular retrofits, an industry report argues.

No matter the season, occupants are likely to complain about the temperature. You may have noticed that sick days increase at a certain point in the season. What you may not know is that your target temperature could be the culprit, even if you keep occupants from adjusting thermostats.

Solar-control window films are a more cost-effective retrofit option in warm climates than air sealing, ceiling insulation, or new HVAC units, an industry study claims.

According to the analysis, window films:

  • Could provide savings of $1.20 – $2.50 per $100 spent on older homes with single-pane windows, depending on the climate zone and the window film chosen
  • Could provide a 6% – 37% return on investment in older commercial office buildings, depending on existing window type and climate zone.

In the warmest climate presented in the report, ceiling insulation ran neck-and-neck with the most expensive window film, but in other climates, ceiling insulation and air sealing performed relatively poorly in terms of cost savings. More efficient air-conditioning units, likewise, would save less than $1 per $100 spent, even in the warmest climate studied, according to this analysis.

Here at All Pro Window Tinting, we specialize in window tinting and window films for offices, homes, and also automobiles. If you are interested in cost efficient window films or window tinting, have a look at our website or contact us for more information on how window films might benefit you.