With the hot season around the corner once again, it’s time to find ways to make our homes comfortable despite the summer heat. If your residence has massive windows that allow you to enjoy a magnificent view of the outdoors, sadly, these also allow the sun’s heat and harmful UV rays inside.

The good news is that you can achieve a pleasant temperature at home without having to sacrifice the view—through sun control window films.

These window films are a high-quality and effective yet affordable solution for homes and commercial properties. They address common sun-related challenges and issues such as glares, hot spots, UV rays, and even higher energy costs from the prolonged use of air cooling systems. In this article, we’ll be going through these issues in detail to help you understand how sun control window films work better.

 

How It Works Against Heat

There are two sources of solar heat: first is the visible light which, as its name suggests, is the heat-producing light that you can see. Infrared light is the other source of solar heat and, although invisible to your eyes, is something you can feel.

Sun control window film is effective in keeping solar heat from entering your home, regardless of their sources. It is proven to reject up to 97% of the sun’s infrared light and more than half of the heat entering your home through your windows.

Aside from protecting you from the heat, this film also acts as an insulator and helps keep cool air inside.

 

How It Works to Reduce Energy Costs

Thanks to the insulating capabilities of sun control window films, your cooling system does not have to work as hard to keep your place comfortable, even when it’s hot outside. This does not mean only ease and relaxation for you but also reduced energy costs and, therefore, lower utility bills.

 

How It Works Against Glare

Sunny days can be fun especially if you have outdoor activity or trips, but if you’re staying indoors (like we all are now during this pandemic), intense sunlight can cause glare that can cause discomfort and be annoying.

Especially if you are working from home, glare can make it difficult for you to see your computer monitor or laptop screens. Moreover, it can also bring you discomfort and cause eye strain and headaches.

Fortunately, sun control window films are effective in reducing glare and controls which of the sun’s wavelengths are going to pass through. Moreover, it can offer more protection during noontime until late afternoon when the sun is at its brightest.

 

How It Works Against UV Rays 

Aside from being harmful to your health, UV rays are also known to cause damage to your home interiors and furnishings. If exposed to sunlight through your glass windows and skylights for a long period of time, these harmful rays can cause fading, discolouration, and even deterioration in your furniture, fittings, and other accessories.

Fortunately, sun control window films are able to reject up to 99.9% of the sun’s damaging UV rays to keep you, your family, and your home safe.

 

Conclusion

This specialty film enhanced by nanotechnology can be your lifesaver during this summer season. It’s effective in keeping heat and harmful UV rays from entering your home without darkening the interior or spoiling your view of the outdoors. Most importantly, it’s durable and corrosion-resistant so you can rest assured that your windows will preserve its clean and clear look!

Premier Film Distribution is one of Australia’s only licensed 3M window film suppliers. If you are looking to buy window films for your home to stay comfortable through the hotter days, reach out to us today!