There is a way you can bring a new look to your home while avoiding many of those downsides. The International Window Film Association (IWFA) points out that with the benefits of professionally installed window film, you can block up to 99 percent of UV rays from passing through unprotected glass. Some window films also provide added safety benefits in that they can help to hold glass fragments together, in the event of accidents and storms that can shatter windows without warning.
Window film is an affordable alternative for homeowners who want their homes to be more energy efficient, and is also a good choice to enhance windows that are still functional but not up to contemporary standards. For single-family homes, window film installation can range from $4 to $12 per square foot, depending on the type of window film installed. Window films may even qualify for "green" credits and energy rebates and may be considered carbon-negative products.
"Instead of investing the energy and materials to make, deliver and install a new window, as well as dispose of the old one, you can extend the life of your existing windows by incorporating window film, thereby saving money while being environmentally conscious," said Darrell Smith, Executive Director of the IWFA.
For more information on how professionally installed window film as an affordable and energy efficient option, and to find an installer near you, please visit www.iwfa.com/FindanInstaller.
About the International Window Film Association
The International Window Film Association (IWFA) (www.iwfa.com) is a unified industry body of window film dealers, distributors, and manufacturers that facilitates the growth of the window film industry though the use of education, research, advocacy and consumer awareness. The organization builds alliances with trade associations, utilities and government agencies to advance dealers' and distributors' businesses and provide value to their customers.
Erin Vadala, Warner Communications
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SOURCE International Window Film Association