When shopping for security solar film for your home or business, you’ll find a number of options available to you. Two of these options are traditional window film and security window film. You may be wondering what the differences between these two types of films are and which one is best suited for your needs. Luckily, this blog post will answer your questions and help you pick the best film.
Solar Window Film
Traditional window film is applied to the glass on the inside of windows in a home or business. People choose solar film for a variety of reasons, such as to:
- Reduce heat gain
- Block UV rays
- Increase privacy
- Prevent fading
- Lower utility bills
- Improve elegance
Solar window film has endless advantages and is easy to install and uninstall. That’s why it’s a popular option for homeowners who aren’t ready to replace their windows or for renters/tenants who want to increase efficiency in the home without spending a lot of money. Window film is a smart investment, but it’s not the only option out there.
Security Solar Film
Security solar film carries the same benefits as traditional window film, except that it has an added use: it provides complete protection from glass-related threats. This is what makes security solar film beneficial for businesses and other commercial applications. The film is thick and binds to the inside of windows, keeping broken glass safely in place if it’s impacted.
Here are a few things you can expect from security window film:
- Reinforces glass
- Holds broken glass together
- Lowers the risk of theft and burglary
- Reduces chance of injury or property damage
- Creates an invisible wall to prevent interception from technology
- Solar control version offers reduced heat gain and fading
Because of the dependability of security film, it has been installed in buildings like the Pentagon, FBI buildings, the Department of Energy and more.
Hopefully this has cleared up the difference between solar film and security film and what you can expect from each one. Generally speaking, window film is useful for any application while security film is best for commercial settings or structures of vulnerability.
Window Film Tinting in the Winter?
When we reach out to people who requested information about window film in the winter months, we seem to get a lot of the same responses. That response is “I’ll just wait until summer comes back around and then I’ll get it done.” But why wait? Is summer a better time to get tint done? Why do people only associate tint with hot summer months?
The truth is the sun is an issue year round. No matter where you live whether there’s snow on the ground or it’s a blistering hot summer day, the sun is persistent. The suns energy is coming through your windows with full force blinding your eyes and disrupting the comfortable temperature you seek in your home or office. Yes the summer brings heat that is a major concern but during the winter months the sun is lower in the sky causing other issues for everyone. One huge problem is glare.
Glare occurs when there’s a drastic contrast between light and dark. In the winter the sky is darker because the sun tends to be lower increasing the chances of sun glare. To make matters worse, our glass windows are highly reflective redirecting that bright sunlight right into the room and into our eyes. Couple that with the potential for ice build up outside or snow and you have a real problem. Sun loves to bounce off of shiny reflective services and find its way inside. Glare can be a nuisance when you’re trying to watch television or work on a computer screen. It makes it hard to see and concentrate. It’s a big big distraction. For offices you don’t want distractions effecting your productivity and at home you don’t want it to take away from your ability to enjoy your space. Glare can also be dangerous and painful for our eyes.
On top of problems with glare, our bare windows put us at risk of battling for a comfortable temperature inside. During the winter months we are always trying to stay warm. Cranking the heat up and snuggling under blankets are exactly what I imagine we all do when it’s frigid outside. Now the problem with glass windows is they are an area of vulnerability in your home or office. Since they lack the insulation that your walls have, warm air is able to escape right out of your windows and cold air can come right in. Basically you are trying to fill a bucket of water with a hole in the bucket. Seems pointless right? So what can we do?
Solar window films are a solution that solve both of these problems. Security Solar films offer glare control and help to eliminate that horrible blinding light that’s in the way of your favorite tv show. Solar films also secure your glass and help to insulate your windows to prevent the cool air from entering and the warm air from exiting your space. By keeping the room more controlled, your heating unit will not be working as hard or running as long which ultimately saves you money. So this winter pick up that phone and call us at 6237804950. Don’t wait until the summer when you can get the benefit of solar film today.