Installing solar control film isn’t a new concept; it’s something that has been around for decades. It comes in a variety of options which suits the needs of every client. Solar control film has evolved so that it can offer practically transparent options along with decorative ones. They come in numerous colours and designs. However, just because a window film has come a long way doesn’t mean that it’s bound to be the best product for your home or business.
Here are some things to take into consideration before making the decision of installing solar control film in your home or office.
• The cost
In comparison to other options, investing in solar films is a low investment option. One of the best things is that it’s a one-time investment. There are no huge start-up costs or monthly fees involved. The cost of the film varies according to the size of your windows and the product that you select. You can opt for buying and installing the film yourself but by doing so you run the risk of either ruining the film or making other mistakes. It’s suggested to go for professional installation as it’s sure to provide quality installation and will be done properly at the first go.
• Installation process
Installing solar window films is an easy process for professionals who know what they are doing. The product has to be customised to fit into your windows perfectly. After the film has been cut appropriately, it’s installed either on the outside or the inside depending on the client’s requirement. Usually, a soap and water-based solution are used to ensure there is no damage to the windows. It’s the installers’ job to make sure there are no defects or air bubbles left behind when their job’s done.
• Benefits provided
As easy as it is to install solar films, it can be removed with the same ease. The easy removal and installation are perfect for people who aren’t looking for a permanent fix. Solar window films also provide an instant solution for concerns such as glare and heat. They help cut down energy costs while providing an immediate return on your investment. You’ll be able to notice the difference as soon as the film’s been installed. An additional benefit provided by some companies is warranties on their solar films.
• Common hesitations
People may decide not to invest in solar films for their homes or offices for various reasons. The first and foremost reason could be because they’re concerned about voiding the warranty on their current window. The best thing to do in such a case is to check with your builder or warranty company and find out if there’s any real risk of doing so. However, most of the time this isn’t the case as the film is applied to the window and hence, cannot compromise the structural integrity of it.
Another issue that can come up is whether the solar film will reduce the light entering the room, making it appear dark and dull. To ensure this doesn’t happen, ask your solar film provider for a sample so you can test it out for yourself.
Hopefully, this post will answer all questions that you may have regarding solar control films. They’re an affordable option to help improve the value and efficiency of your residence or workspace.