Residential window film is made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), the same type of plastic used in water bottles. These films are applied to the interiors of home, office, and automobile windows, reducing the visible light, protecting against harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, achieving energy savings, reducing solar glare, increasing occupant comfort, and improving safety and security. Some films have multiple layers, which protect against shattering glass.
Professionally installed window film doesn’t bubble or look cloudy. Window film offers a crystal-clear view of the world. It’s very durable. Most window film manufacturers offer a warranty of up to 15 years.
Window film blocks 99 percent of dangerous UV radiation, which is the leading cause of home furnishing fading. Another cause is heat coming through windows, which window film controls. So, don’t invest in solar blinds, curtains, or aerosol sun shield products. Install window film to protect the valuable and beautiful contents of your home.
The energy savings of window film is calculated by the amount of visible and infrared light absorbed or reflected by the film. High-performance architectural films perform at about 80 percent heat reduction, while residential reduces 55 percent of solar heat entering the home. A lot of depends upon the compass orientation of the treated windows, their size, and the type of glass. Energy efficient windows are responsible for 25 percent to 30 percent of residential heating and cooling energy use. On average, you can look at a 25 percent savings on your utility bill.
Window film improves the value of your home for a very small investment, which can be a future selling point. It provides protection from high winds or break-ins by holding shards of glass together. Decorative window film can add some beauty and personality to your windows and privacy, plus all the benefits.
Pittsburgh’s TN Security is the window tint pros. We’ve been doing window tint installs on cars and RVs for 20 years. Remember: adhering window film is tricky business. TN Security has factory-trained techs, who not only do a GREAT job on the installation but also the cleanup.