Did you know that 42% of a homes’ heating and cooling costs is caused because of windows? With the rising costs of energy, you may be considering purchasing a new set of windows for your home. However, it could save you a great deal of money to examine all the pertinent facts beforehand to determine if new windows would be the best investment.
Truthfully, some windows will be beyond their usable lifespan. For instance, some windows may be deteriorated beyond repair. Usually though, many of them still be in good shape. Hence, retrofitting a window with energy savings window tinting could save you thousands of dollars. The costs of energy savings window tinting can be one-fifth of window replacement costs. Along with the improved energy efficiency you will also benefit by:
- Protecting your home against the sun’s harmful UV rays, limiting fade damage.
- Have the possibility of limiting glare in bright areas of your home.
- Add increased protection to your home in case of earthquake or other event.
What about businesses? Is there an advantage that can be gained from installing window film over replacement? According to an article from Facilities Net, a leading resource for the building operating management industry, it can be. Noting that, “cost is always a concern when a window project is under consideration”, the article stated that, “Facility executives have several options besides replacement. One is keeping the existing windows, but adding a film to cut the amount of energy lost through the window.” Interesting observation
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