Selling Your Home?
Selling a home? Updating the windows with window film is a cost-effective way to improve a home’s energy savings and therefore improve its resale value. According to the National Association of Home Builder’s, 9 out of 10 home buyers seek a more energy efficient home and would pay more for it! Plus according to the Department of Energy, heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for 25%–30% of residential heating and cooling energy use.
For about one-seventh the cost of having a replacement window installed, plus the inconvenience and time it takes to get the work done and scheduled, window films often can be installed in a day or less, and may update existing glass windows in good condition to as good, or possibly even better energy savings, than a new window.
Window films also offer other advantages that can be pointed out to prospective buyers.
Here are a few examples. Reducing the sun’s harmful Ultra Violet (UV) rays by 99%. UV rays pass through unprotected glass and are largely responsible for much of the fading that happens to wood floors, furniture and artwork.
Window films when adhered permanently to the glass often last for more than 20 years and provide an added layer of safety that holds glass pieces together in case the glass is broken.
Finally, window films can be selected to add more curb appeal to a home by allowing in natural light, without the need for curtains blocking the view and the light, since windows films are good at reducing the sun’s glare, much like when you put on a pair of sunglasses.
Best of all, the prospective home buyer will know that they are being offered a home that has updated its existing windows and not had them tossed into a landfill. Many older windows are made of materials that are difficult to recycle and are attached to metal or plastic frames requiring disassembly. Next identifying the different types of window glass poses a challenge, since different types of glass may have disparate melting temperatures and this means they are not likely to be recycled.
Bets of all window films are a cost-effective retrofit that may reduce the home’s overall carbon footprint and allow the new homeowner to save significantly on energy to keep the interior comfortable year-round. On this website you will see a “find Window Film’ button. When you click on it, you will be taken to a page that lets you key in your zip code and a list of the nearest window film businesses will be displayed.