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February Offers Great Reasons to Think about the Benefits of Window Film

Since the groundhog saw his shadow this year, it looks like we are in for at least a few more weeks of winter. But as we bundle up against the cold, don’t forget that we can enjoy the benefits of professionally installed window film no matter the season or weather.

Given that temperatures are going to remain low for a while, even as the sun is shining brightly, you might want to think about the benefits of reducing glare and achieving energy savings by incorporating window film into your home. The International Window Film Association (IWFA) recommends professionally installed window film as a cost-effective way to help control energy costs while protecting furnishings, and skin and eyes from the potentially damaging UV rays of the sun.

Did you know that untreated windows only protect the eyes from about 25 percent of damaging UV rays?  And, this continued exposure to UV light raises the risks of many eye problems, including cataracts.  In addition, since the damage is cumulative most people do not think about taking the necessary precautions against eye exposure to UV rays.

As we enjoy Valentine’s Day and head towards the end of February, we take a more historical turn with Presidents’ Day. While there was no window film back in the days when Washington lived at Mount Vernon or Lincoln was born in a log cabin, today professionally installed window film plays an important role in protecting our historic homes and landmarks.

Owning an historic property can come with a unique set of challenges, from extensive maintenance to issues of energy inefficiency. Many owners of historic properties would like to opt for new energy efficient upgrades, but that can be out of the question without compromising the structure or the laws governing historical buildings.

When window replacement is out of the question due to these circumstances, homeowners can turn to professionally installed window film as a great solution. In addition to regulating indoor temperatures to help reduce cooling costs, the film can also add an extra layer of UV protection for an historic home’s antique furnishings and period rugs.

For more information about how professionally installed window film can benefit your historic or mid-century home, please read the IWFA’s ebook, Making Window Film History, which provides more details. Thanks for checking in!

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