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The Home Improvement You Didn't Know You Need

Updated: Aug 16, 2021

Installing window film is a simple way to make your home more energy-efficient and can save you money on your utility bill.

Window film can be purchased in clear or tinted sheets which can be cut to fit and are easily removed from glass surfaces when properly installed. Some window films come in textured or patterned designs - a commonly purchased variety is made to look like stained glass.

For most homes, the cost for installing window film ranges between $3 to $11 per square foot of window. In order to achieve the best appearance for your windows, it is strongly recommended that you hire a professional who is familiar with window tinting. The benefits of having window film make it a worthy investment to have it done professionally.

Shelter your skin Most window films

are capable of blocking up to 99.9% of the sun's harmful UVA rays. The Skin Cancer Foundation endorses brands such as 3M and Solar Guard with their Seal of Recommendation - so these are what we recommend, also.

Preserve your stuff Protect precious photos, books, artwork, furniture and hardwood flooring from UV radiation - which contributes to fading over time and exposure.

Save your eyes Some types of film can reduce glare, which helps to improve indoor visibility during daylight hours, therefore preventing eye strain.

Reduce Energy Costs Film can cut utility bills up to 30% in summer and winter, according to the International Window Film Association. These sheets of window film block excess solar heat from penetrating into your home, therefore lowering your overall cooling costs.

In winter, the film operates with reverse functioning, helping to secure all existing heat already within your home rather than allowing it to escape through the glass.

To read more about window film from the site that inspired this blog post, head on over to this article by The Skin Cancer Foundation at

Let us know if you'd like to add window film to your upcoming renovation project!

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