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Adding Window Film for Enhanced Privacy

When you want privacy, but would still enjoy the light of the sun in your windows, window film can help with both. Window film is an easy to apply film that can be added to any window by professionals or for the enthusiastic DIY guru.

What is Window Film?

Window film is an adhesive plastic applied to any window. It can be used for business, home or even automobiles. It comes in a wide variety of styles and functions. Some window film can lessen the UV rays that penetrate the window, limit sunlight to various degrees, prevent furniture from fading from light exposure and serve as a cost-effective way to control the amount of heat in a room during the hot summer months. In the cold winter months, it can help keep the heat inside.

How is it Installed?

Window film can be installed either by a professional or by yourself if you have the ‘DIY’ bug. It comes with a protective liner on one side, underneath which is the adhesive layer. This layer is removed and the film is applied to smooth window glass with a roller, mounting solution and cutting blades.

Style and Appearance

Window film is available in wide variety of styles. This plastic can mimic the look of frosted glass, stained glass or even glass block. For those who are concerned about marks, scratches or painted, window film acts as a protective barrier that can be easily replaced – much less than the cost of a window replacement.

Window film is available for virtually any style of window in your home.

Added Safety

Window film can be manufactured to bond with the window glass providing an extra layer of protection under extreme conditions. For those who live in areas where hurricanes or tornadoes are a possibility, this can help prevent the likelihood of window damage. If the windows do break, the shards will remain stuck to the window film instead of flying through the air, posing a safety risk for anyone nearby.

The best part is that you do not have to wait for a natural disaster before you install it. Install a stylish, safe window film and its ready long before any nasty weather even touches the ground.

Long Lasting

If window film has been installed correctly, it can last for up to 30 years before it needs to be replaced. The location of the house, the installation and where the window is situated on the house are all factors in the longevity of the window.

If you’re looking to add an element of style, privacy and security to your home, window film can do all three with a single sheet.

Comments

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  • Wendy says:

    Thank you so much for posting this article! I never knew that window film could add so much privacy. I will definitely have to try installing it soon. I am glad that it is available in a lot of styles and lasts a long time.

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