Window film is becoming as essential to windows as glass itself, but not all window film offers the same level of quality. Off-the-shelf solutions are cheap, sure, but unless window film is properly applied to your panes it won’t be nearly as effective. When considering ordering protective window film for your business or office space, it’s important to not only find a trusted partner to assist you, but to also understand how window film can benefit your business so you can make an informed decision about what you’re buying. Here are a few ways window film can actually boost your business and provide lasting rewards for years to come.
1. Reduce Glare
Glare can be a distracting and harmful side effect of window glass, but window film can reduce both interior and exterior glare. By adding an additional layer to the surface of the glass, glare control window film reduces the transmission of visible light – the same effect as wearing a pair of sunglasses. The darker the window film you select, the more glare you’ll reduce.
2. Improve Privacy
If your office operates at ground level, you’re probably familiar with the fishbowl effect. To improve privacy and comfort within your office, tinted window film can reduce exterior visibility without having to close blinds and therefore sacrifice natural light.
3. UV Protection
UV light can not only cause fading within your home, damaging upholstery and flooring, but it can be harmful to your health. UV exposure can damage eyes, skin tissue, and can even cause skin cancer. Protecting your interior from UV rays can also improve the room-to-room temperature in your space, improving comfort conditions and giving you the ability to better control and filter sunlight in each room.
4. Security and Safety
Security and safety film have many added benefits that any street-level businesses in Seattle should consider. First, window film acts as an extra layer of protection against vandalism and surface-level damage, helping you avoid fixing or replacing your window panes anytime trouble arises. Plus, in the event of a break-in or other physical force acted upon your windows, window film will help the glass stay together and reduce shattering, which could protect people from harm in the event of an emergency.
5. Energy Efficiency
Applying window film to your glass can provide valuable savings on your energy bills. By adding an extra seal to your window panes, window film reduces the BTUs lost per square foot per hour through your glass. Energy lost through glass must be made up by your building’s heating system, which could equate to several thousands of dollars on an annual basis.
To learn more about the benefits of applying window film to your office, contact Brower Tint and Graphics. Our window film specialists have helped hundreds of companies big and small save money on their energy bills and improve the indoor environments of their buildings for almost 50 years. Give us a call or use the contact form to get in touch and discuss your project’s needs today!