Why Replacing Your Windows This Winter Isn’t Enough

With cold weather already setting in, many homeowners are finding out the hard way that their windows are inadequate in the fight to keep cold air out and warm air inside where it belongs. However, going out and replacing your old windows won’t necessarily correct your problem in full.

Truthfully, even the highest-efficiency window panes won’t provide the best energy efficiency results for your home. Only with premium window film can you maximize your heat loss reduction capabilities and ensure your home is utilizing as much of its generated energy as possible.

Depending on the size of the window, the window’s orientation, and the climate in question, the thickness and style of window film required for highest effectiveness will differ.

Films with higher degrees of reflectiveness will better diminish solar heat and deter UV rays, which can damage furniture, construction materials, and skin cells. Though thicker window films do reduce visible light and darker interiors, they don’t require installation on north-facing windows. East and west-facing windows can benefit most from solar window film due to their potential for heat gain.

Furthermore, adding a layer of window film will add a protective seal against the surface of your glass, helping keep the pane secure through minor damage, cracking, and broken seals.

In short, ensuring your home is well-insulated and energy-efficient throughout the chilly winter months is a two-part approach: ensuring your windows are sealed and leak-free and reducing heat loss with energy-efficient window film.

To learn more about the benefits of window film, contact Brower Tinting and Graphics in Seattle today.

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