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Letting Light In: Why Window Film Outshines Blinds and Curtains for Ultimate Efficiency

Clients often wonder, "I already have blinds and/or curtains, so why should I spend money on window film?" It's a common query with a simple answer. Here's why window film outshines blinds and curtains, and how it can even complement them to enhance your home's efficiency.

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Why Window Film Optimizes Energy Efficiency:

Window films excel in energy efficiency by blocking a significant amount of solar heat gain in summer and retaining warmth in winter. Unlike blinds and curtains, which can still let heat seep in, window films provide a consistent barrier against UV rays and heat transfer, reducing reliance on heating and cooling systems.

Window film blocks up to 80% of solar heat.

Every sixteen feet of window tint applied can save one barrel of oil per year.

Building owners can save $1 to $2 for every square foot of film installed, or up to 19 kWh per square foot of glass.

Simply put, blinds and curtains can't match that!

Why Window Film helps With Unobstructed Views and Natural Sunlight:

Window films offer a clear, unobstructed view of the outdoors while providing privacy and UV protection. Unlike blinds and curtains, which can block natural light and views when closed, window films maintain both light and privacy.

At Film Bros, we offer a variety of film options, from optically clear to those with varying privacy levels. Even with film, natural light still brightens your home, and you can still see outside. Our Dual Reflective Designer Series and Low Reflective Designer Series offer options for maximum daytime privacy without completely shutting out the outside world.

However, it's worth noting that our reflective films may reduce privacy at night, so having blinds or curtains is advisable for nighttime privacy.

residential window film for solar control and heat rejection

Why Window Film Maximizes Long-Term Cost Savings and Durability:

Blinds and curtains necessitate ongoing maintenance, including regular cleaning and occasional replacement due to wear and tear. This maintenance can be time-consuming and may require additional expenses over time.

In contrast, window films offer a long-term, low-maintenance solution.

Once installed, they require minimal upkeep, saving both time and money in the long run.

Furthermore, window films are highly durable and resilient. They are designed to withstand various environmental factors, including sunlight exposure, temperature changes, and moisture.

As a result, they maintain their effectiveness and appearance over many years without fading, cracking, or peeling.

This durability ensures continued performance and protection for your windows, providing peace of mind that your investment will last. Additionally, the longevity of window films means fewer replacements and less waste, contributing to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly solution for your home.

For more information about window film technology, you can read more on our website or on our Medium (Link In Button Below).

If you are located in Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington Ontario or Nearby areas you can book a quote with us by filling out the form below!


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