What Is Window Film?
Window film is created using micro-thin film layers bonded to glass with high performance coatings. This creates an economical window replacement alternative.
Why would I put window film on my windows?
Installing window film can increase energy efficiency, provide glare reduction, as well as protect your homes interior from harmful UV sun rays.
Are window film installations noisy?
Window film installation is a fast quiet process that only takes about 15 minutes to install.
Is window film costly?
A majority of window films only cost $6-$20 per square foot after installation. This is only about 5-10% of the price of replacement windows, with specialty films like decorative or security films costing slightly more.
Most window film after installation cost only $6-$20 per square foot. Specialty window films like security or decorative film costs are just a bit more. When compared to replacement windows, this is only about 5%-10% of the cost.
What kind of energy savings can I expect from window film?
Energy savings varies with every installation, considering your current windows, energy costs, climate, as well as overhangs. Commercial buildings have seen a 5%-15% drop in their annual energy costs. Residential customers have experienced up to a 50% savings on their air conditioning costs.
What kind of ROI would my energy savings provide?
Installing window film is much more economical than replacement windows, costing only 5%-10% of the cost of replacement windows. After you add in utility company rebates, many customers experience a 33% ROI within a three year period.
Will window film cause my seals to leak or my window to break? Is window film safe?
Eastman Window Film has spent millions of dollars on testing, and has more than 20 years of window film manufacturing experience. This is backed by their warranties against seal failure and glass breakage. (As a customer all you need to do is provide the original warranty.) In addition Eastman gives us guidance as well as best practice guides along with the window films we install.
Doesn’t window film darken the windows, causing me to need more lighting and increasing energy costs?
Window film comes in a variety of shades including dark tint (0% light transmission) to light (80% light transmission). This means that you might not even notice the tint on your windows at all. In fact since many homes already use blinds or shades to keep sunlight out they often find that its much brighter than before, since there is no longer a need for shades.
Do films with the highest “luminous efficacy” provide the the best energy savings?
Spectrally-Selective window films do offer ideal performance in several situations. Although our performance films outperform other window films and offer greater energy savings. This means you will notice a greater energy savings by installing our window films. Higher light transmission window films don’t perform as well as other films in terms of glare reduction.
You claim your products are “green.” What steps have you taken in the manufacturing process to save energy and protect the environment?
Eastman Window Films comply with all of the manufacturing air and water standards. During the past 10 years, Eastman has lowered the energy production per unit requirements by almost 40%. This is a result of energy saving measures that they have implemented.
Are there utility company rebates for window film installation?
Commercial as well as residential window film customers are eligible for specific rebates. Window Film Salt Lake City can help find useful rebates, even though many of these tax credits and rebates expired in 2010.
How does energy saving window film affect my HVAC system?
Solar heat gain through windows affects about one third of commercial buildings cooling costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy statistics. By installing window film your solar heat gain can be reduced by 75% or greater and can reduce the amount of time the HVAC system is running saving as much as 30% on your buildings cooling costs. In addition you will prolong the life of your HVAC system, save money on maintenance costs, and possibly be able to downgrade the size of your system to something that is smaller and more energy efficient.
What is the expected lifespan and what are the warranties on your window films?
A majority of window films come with a 10 – 15 year warranty on commercial applications, including window film replacement, labor and material costs. (Restrictions and limitations apply. We can go into further detail about our different window film warranties.)
Can installing window film help with LEED Certification or qualifying as an Energy Star labeled building?
Window film can assist with 9 LEED Certification points (out of the 32 required for Silver LEED Certification). To learn more about Window Films and LEED Certification, see www.usgbc.org/leed.If you are curious about Energy Star Labeling requirements, Vista Window Film can help. Window Film Salt Lake City can help you figure out the exact amount of LEED points your installation will accumulate, regardless of its location.