The Basics of Window Film

If you’re just starting to look into having window film installed in your home or business, you’ve come to the right place. There’s a lot to learn about the great film products available, and at Scottish Window Tinting, we want to help you make an informed decision. Let’s start with some of the basics to help you learn more about this great home investment.

To Replace, or To Film?

Window film is likely one of two options you’re considering for updating your windows, competing with completely replacing the windows in your home. Replacement windows are a great option if your window frames are damaged, or if your windows are extremely out dated. If you do choose to replace yours, take a look at our sister company Scottish Home Improvements to help you with your new window needs.

However, if your windows are still in good shape, window film is actually both the more cost-effective choice, and the more energy efficient option. Adding this product to your windows is like adding an additional pane of glass, and one that works hard for your home. Window film, as an investment, also pays for itself considerably faster than new windows will, and has actually been found to, in some cases, be more energy efficient than new windows.

Cost is likely one of the most important factors in your decision making process. Window film is by far the cheaper option; the average home costs about $1,100 for window film, while replacement windows can cost around $10,000. Furthermore, window film usually pays for itself within 2 to 5 years through the energy bill savings you’ll get over time.

Going Professional

The window film market is full of many different options, and while you can go the DIY route, choosing to work with a professional company can offer you peace of mind during this process. Professional window film installers not only have the experience to give you the highest quality final product, but they also usually offer warranties. When you’re making an investment for your home, you want to be sure that it is protected, and that can be one of the major benefits of going professional for your install.

Many DIY window film products use adhesive, which can actually bubble over time. On the other hand, Scottish Window Film uses products that actually bond to the glass of your window, creating a permanent attachment that won’t bubble or peel over time. This means that your window film will last for many years without any damage, paying for itself many times over in energy savings.

Window Film Benefits

Window film can offer your home huge energy savings, which is by far the leading reason homeowners chose this product. You can actually save up to 60 percent on your heating and cooling bills, which is how window film can actually pay for itself in just a few years. After installing your window film, you’ll be able to notice the difference in your home when you can keep it at a comfortable temperature year-round.

No matter why you choose to go with window film, you can count on getting a great investment for your home. Feel free to contact us to set up a free consultation, or if you have any questions about adding window film to your home!