The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer, so you know what that means: summer is coming! While we all enjoy a beach vacation or a pool day, we also welcome the cool blast of the inside air after a day spent in the sun. With this in mind, the indoors should be an escape from the hot summer sun! Unfortunately, windows can open up our space to bothersome glare, uncomfortable temperatures, and UV rays — all of which come from the sun. While you can certainly mitigate the problem with curtains or blinds, sunlight is eliminated as a whole. Luckily, there is a solution that allows for sun control without eliminating natural light: solar control window film!
The Benefits of Solar Control Window Film
Let in the Light, Block Out the Heat
The sun coming through the windows can heat up your space on a warm summer day. This can lead to uncomfortable temperatures and can cause HVAC systems to work overtime trying to regulate temperatures. Solar Control Window Film has the ability to reject heat without eliminating natural light like blinds or curtains. In fact, it can reduce between 30% and 75% of heat build-up, allowing for more comfortable indoor temperatures in the summer. This not only increases comfort but also lowers energy bills as HVAC systems won’t have to work as hard to maintain the desired interior temperature. We even carry some Low E window films that both reject heat and retain man-made heat in the winter for improved insulation and comfort year-round. Stay cool with window film!
Minimize Bothersome Glare
There’s nothing worse than when the sun’s rays cast an annoying glare across TV and computer screens. No matter how you try to reposition yourself, you still have difficulty seeing the screen! While curtains and blinds are certainly an option, they completely eliminate the natural light and views that windows allow for. With solar control window film, you can welcome the sun’s light while mitigating bothersome glare. In fact, it can cut glare by 35% to 75%, leading to increased occupant comfort.
Protect People & Property from UV Rays
We typically only consider ultraviolet rays when we go outside, protecting our skin with sunscreen. However, many people don’t realize that being indoors doesn’t protect us or our property from UV rays. In fact, UV rays through windows are the leading cause of fading in furniture and floorings. Not to mention, your skin can still be at risk indoors! Solar window film blocks up to 99% of UV rays, preserving and protecting furnishings. Additionally, the Skin Cancer Foundation recommends window film as an optimal solution for UV protection indoors. Invest in the protection of both property and people within your space.
Whether it’s at home or in the office, windows welcome uncomfortable temperatures, bothersome glare, and UV rays. With solar control window film, you can welcome the sun’s light while still mitigating the negative side effects from the sun. Beat the summer heat and stay cool with window film!
New York Window Film provides high-quality products and window film installations to Metropolitan New York, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut. With window film solutions for both residential and commercial spaces, our products can help you achieve anything from sun control and security to decorative enhancement and privacy. Call us at (631) 420-4101 or (212) 256-1414 for more information, or request a quote online.