Does Commercial Window Film Increase Condensation?

Installation of window film in the office. Protection from ultraviolet radiation.

As a business owner, you want to keep your office or storefront comfortable, energy-efficient, and secure. One way to achieve that is by installing commercial window film. Window film can offer many benefits from increased privacy, uv protection, energy savings, and even shatter resistance.

However, some business owners may be apprehensive about installing window film, wondering if it causes condensation.  In this blog post, we’ll explore the truth behind commercial window film and condensation.

Let’s start with the basics – what is condensation?

Condensation is the process by which water vapor turns into liquid on a cool surface. This happens when warm, moist air meets a cool surface like a window. Now, how does window film come into play? Commercial window film is designed to reduce heat and glare from the sun, and it does this by reflecting or absorbing some of the sun’s rays. This means that the glass surface with window film applied is cooler than that without it, which can lead to condensation if there is already a high level of humidity in the air.

However, this does not mean that window film itself causes condensation. It is the combination of factors like humidity levels, temperature, and the presence of window film that can lead to increased condensation on windows. Many factors besides window film can cause high humidity in an indoor space, including the size of the space, the number of occupants, and even the type of activities taking place inside.

So, how can you prevent condensation with commercial window film?

First, it is important to work with a professional installer who can help you choose the right type of window film for your space. Some types of window film are designed to minimize heat and glare while also reducing the risk of condensation.

Additionally, maintaining proper ventilation can help reduce humidity levels inside your space, making it less likely for condensation to form on windows.

To sum it up, you can manage condensation on your windows by:

  • Having proper ventilation in your building
  • Use Dehumidifiers in your building
  • Skip DIY and trust installation to a company that has signification experience installing window film on commercial and residential building windows.

Interior Installed Window Films

If the window film is installed on the inside surface of the glass, they will have a minimal influence on condensation, and add an additional layer on the interior of the glass that further protects you from outside temperatures. This will reduce condensation in most cases since the glass surface is kept warmer.

Exterior Installed Window Films

Exterior installed window films are usually for UV protection, or security window film. Interior condensation is not really a factor with films that are installed on the outside.

Apart from preventing condensation, commercial window film can provide many benefits to your business. One of the key benefits is increased energy efficiency. By reflecting or absorbing the sun’s rays, window film can reduce the amount of heat that enters your space, which can lower your cooling costs during the summer months.

Commercial window film does not increase condensation on its own. By choosing the right type of window film, having it professionally installed and maintaining proper ventilation, you can minimize the risk of condensation while also enjoying the benefits of commercial window film. Talk to TN Security today to learn more about how window film can provide energy savings, increased comfort, and protection for your business.

Ed Nuttall