Using adhesive free window films is the best way to decorate, add privacy and to make your home more energy efficient the DIY way. It is easy to apply and can be used on any glass windows, doors and even on your cabinets.
- Use as a privacy film and security film for any window
- 95% UV blocking capability
- Makes good heat insulation for the entire home to save on energy
- Opaque window film blocks off or obscure unpleasant view
- Self adhesive window film - you do not need to mess around with any form of adhesive
- Static cling window film can adhere to any smooth glass surface
- Great products for DIY window treatments that can be installed in minutes
- Removable window film allows storage or usage on other windows
- Diffuses glare
- Can withstand heat and moisture - use as privacy window film on bathroom windows and shower doors
- May be easily trimmed to fit any window or door size, or customize
- 3-year limited warranty
- Made in the USA
- Shipping to USA, Canada and selected parts of the world
What is the most energy efficient window film for buildings? Many home owners who are contemplating installing window films for their homes have searched for the answers. Despite all that has been written and perhaps some sales pitch, it is interesting to read this report published by the International Window Film Association. The report carried out energy analysis for window films application on existing and new buildings in the states of California.
Even though the analysis is based on buildings in California, the results may be applicable to buildings in many other states. The study found out that the application of window films for new buildings do not result in much energy saving, however, for existing older buildings, you can expect a return of between 1 to 2 TDV (Time Dependent Valuation of Energy - a unit measurement that emphasize on measurement of peak load) per $100 dollars spent. These is significantly higher than those measured for existing building that could only achieve 0.5 TDV for every $100 spent. The main reasons is that new buildings in California had to comply to strict building codes for energy efficiency. In other words, if you have just bought a newly-constructed house in California, chances is that you would already have energy efficient windows in your house.
For existing house with single pane windows, there is very little choice to make your window more energy efficient other than using energy efficient window film. There are many types of energy efficient window film in the market. You may get UV window film that helps you filter out heat and at same time filter our UV ray of the sun. It is nowadays common for many window tints to be able to filter out at least 90% of infra-red (IR) ray and 95% of UV ray. While IR ray is responsible for the heat gain in your house, you would also want to filter out UV ray because UV causes your house furnishings and upholstery to fade in color.
Energy efficient window cling does not only keeps heat out of the house during the daytime or during summer. During the winter or at night, it also helps to keep heat within the house. This means that you get energy savings both during the hot and cool seasons. During the summer and daytime, the window cling helps you to keep out thus saving on cooling bill. Then, during the night or during winter, it helps you to save on your heating bill. This way, the window film helps you to save on your energy bill all year round.
There are many designs and patterns that is available for energy efficient window tint in the market. If you think that all window films need to be dark in color in order to keep heat out, once you start shopping for your window films, you will realize how many choices you actually have. Nowadays, window tint comes in all types of designs and even transparent ones can be the most energy efficient window film that suits you. They can also comes in all colors or a combination of colors to form dynamic designs. Those who loves stained glass should try out Frank Lloyd Wright window film designs. They simply look good for any piece of windows that you apply on.
There is simply no limit to what you may do with your window films. Besides making your glass windows more energy efficient, you may also use them to decorate or treat your windows. Other than stained glass designs, there are also simple window decals that you can apply to the border of your windows to make them look great. With window films, you can easily create a windows make-over for all the windows in your house. The technology of making window tinting films nowadays have advanced to a stage where you can hardly tell if a window have been applied with glass films. They certainly does not look cheap, but on the contrary, makes a window look elegant in designs.
Energy saving window film can be used not only on windows, but on doors as well. There are also larger size window films that suit sliding doors. You can also find many patterns and designs that can suit all kinds of doors, from side lookout to patio and French doors. Many merchandisers offer to sell you trim to size window films so that you do not need to worry about cutting the window films to size. Even if you do not get a custom-size glass films, trimming the window films to size is still not that difficult.
In fact, nowadays, window films are made to be self-installed. You no longer need to engage a group of professional window film installer to put up glass films for you. Putting up energy efficient window tint on a typical size windows take approximately fifteen minutes, even if you do not have any prior experience. Considering how easy it is to apply window films by yourself, if you have an existing house that needs some window treatment to help you conserve energy, you should start shopping for your window films right away.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 17 May 2012 11:15|