When most people think of improving the value of their home they rarely think about the windows… unless they are broken. Most people aren’t aware also that windows can actually wear out over time. Yes, they may still be in tact, but they can lose their protective coating and leave your home more vulnerable than you might realize.
Windows can be the source of natural light and beautiful views, but also the cause of unnecessary heat or UV rays that fade furniture. Here’s how your windows can actually be changed from a weak spot in your home to a great investment.
Normally, windows are one of the most vulnerable parts of your home. Other than the doors, most break-ins happen through windows. They can also be prone to breaking if struck by a hard object or exposed to high winds, like in a hurricane. However, you can make your windows a source of protection for your home instead. And the best part? You don’t have replace your windows to do it. With safety and security window films, you can get the benefit of new windows without the price tag. Safety and security window films are tear and penetration resistant. You don’t have to worry about losing sunlight either as the right safety and security film will still allow plenty of visible light into your home.
Most people don’t realize the long-term effects that sunlight has on furnishings inside your home. Yes, even though your furniture is protected from direct exposure to the elements, if it is exposed to sunlight at all, it risks being damaged by harmful UV rays. This is especially true if you have leather furniture. The leather will become dry and cracked if not treated over time. However, you can upgrade your windows to still allow all the sunlight you love without potentially ruining your furniture. With sun control window films you will reduce fading from the sun and block up to 99% of UV rays coming in from your windows. This not only protects furniture, but rugs, paintings, pictures, and other exposed articles.
What better way to realize an investment in your home than when it comes time to sell. Windows can wear out over time. Instead of replacing them, simply add window film. You’ll not only make your windows look and act like new, but you can add a tint to your windows or even a custom artistic look. Whether you want a fresh new look to your windows or you just want them to appear new again, the right window film will do the job.
Not all investments are about money, but about improving the quality of your life. Although windows are the source for great views and desirable sunlight, they also let in a lot of heat into your home. Or in cold weather, allow heat to escape your home. This vulnerability to the weather can put a strain on your heating and cooling bills as your AC and heater work continually to keep up. Sun control window film can reject up to 79% of the sun’s heat, which can help you save up to 30% on your A/C bill. Additionally, window film can drastically reduce uncomfortable hotspots throughout your home that are caused by the sun.
Maybe it’s time to upgrade your home, starting with your windows. Remember, you don’t have to fork over a lot of money to replace your windows. Instead invest in window films that transform your home into a comfort-providing money saving machine. If you’re ready to see how window films can improve your home, check out our residential films or give us a call for a free quote. You’ll be glad you did.