3 Misconceptions About Window Films

Window film is an inexpensive tool that can improve the energy efficiency of your home, especially in the glaring summer heat. The films are able to filter out sun glare, heat, and UV rays, protecting your home interior while also keeping the home cool and comfortable.

Window film can be a great addition to your home windows. Unfortunately, many homeowners' concerns about window films are simply not supported by fact, mainly due to a lack of understanding about how the window coverings work. This article will look at several myths about window films so as to clear up any concerns you may have about their performance.  

Window films will bubble and discolor over the years

You have probably seen unraveling and eggplant-toned window film on some home windows, which may have led you to believe that these coverings are only a temporary solution. However, the type of window film that is likely to succumb to such damage is a low-quality film.

If you invest in high-quality window film, it can offer your windows protection for many years before a replacement is needed. This is because such film is usually coated with UV inhibitors, allowing it to stand up to years of exposure to the sun without discoloring.

The way that your window films are installed is also crucial to their longevity. Professionals have to install the window coverings so as to remove any air between the film and the glass that would otherwise lead to bubbling.

Window films make your windows dark

Some homeowners are concerned that the tint on window film blocks out sunlight and will leave their homes dark and gloomy. However, the truth is that window film comes in a variety of tints, most of which are light and nearly invisible.

Residential window tints are designed to filter out heat and glare without necessarily blocking out light. While there are darker tints for those who want to make their windows dim, window film typically comes in virtually transparent tints that won't obstruct your view of the outdoors at any time of day or night.

Window tinting is a foolproof solution for fading

It is true that window film filters out UV rays, protecting your decor and furniture from their fading effects while also reflecting glare and heat that contributes to fading of furniture.

However, window tint alone will not stop all the fading on your furniture and interior decor. This is because there are factors other than UV rays that contribute to fading, including chemical vapors, humidity, and poor furniture materials.

For more information about how window films might meet your needs, contact a professional like those at Quality Custom Window Tinting.