The use of decorative window films has grown considerably in recent years due to the many positive features they offer homeowners, and not the least attractive of these is their ability to save energy and money. Decorative window films come in a nearly limitless scope of colors, designs and uses, and even a homeowner with the most discriminating taste can find one that will meet and exceed their personal need. Added to this, decorative window films are very simple to install and the purchase price is ridiculously low when compared to their ability to save energy and money over similar measures. In general terms, decorative window treatments save on average between 15% and 40% on home energy costs.
In the most simple view, decorative window films save energy by keeping UV rays from entering the home in warm weather and prevent warm air from escaping in cold weather. In summer, window films allow sunlight to enter the home without warming the air inside, and thereby reduce the need for energy consumption associated with using air conditioning units. In winter, decorative window films save energy and money by presenting a barrier between the heat inside of a home and window glass that is a poor insulator.
In many other ways, decorative window films offer a unique diversity in use and an amazing opportunity to save money. Many homeowners experience damage to carpeting, upholstery and drapes due to the discoloration caused by UV rays. Decorative window films block the harmful UV rays while allowing a plentiful supply of sunlight to enter the home. The application of decorative window films enable these items to last longer and look newer, eliminating the frequency of replacement costs.
For a homeowner seeking an economical way to upgrade a room or even an entire house, decorative window films can be obtained at reasonable prices to make an immediate impact upon a new design statement. Decorative window films can be purchased in nearly every possible color, and also offer features such as appearing as stained glass or frosted glass.
Lastly, decorative window films provide a wonderful measure of privacy and security that cannot be accomplished by other means. Decorative window films are nearly impossible to be seen through from outside of the home, however they allow a homeowner to have a clear view of their property. Perhaps most importantly, decorative window films save energy and money by allowing a homeowner with little mechanical skill to install a feature without paying a professional contractor for installation services.