• Can window film protect my home in winter?

     In Energy Savings, Skin Protection

    Architectural window film isn’t a particularly well-known product, but anyone who is familiar with it likely knows that it can reject heat and block the sun’s harmful UV rays. But can window film keep your home warm during the colder winter months as well?

    Thanks to 3M’s new Thinsulate film, the answer is a resounding yes! That’s what makes it a perfect option for homes places that have warm summers and cool winters.

    Released in 2016, Thinsulate is designed to add insulation to your windows, helping them stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. The technology used to develop Thinsulate film actually comes from the fabric that’s used to make down coats, so you know it’ll keep you cozy. Adding 3M Thinsulate to single-pane windows can help them perform nearly as efficiently as double-pane windows, and it’s far more affordable than replacing your entire window apparatus.

    Though Thinsulate film is virtually invisible, it can have a huge impact on your home. Not only will it make interior spaces more comfortable for your family, but it also helps lower your heating and cooling bills all year long!

    Thinsulate, like other 3M films, blocks UV rays from the sun as well. This helps protect your furniture and flooring from fading. It also acts as SPF 1000, reducing the impact of the sun on your family’s skin.

    While window film has plenty of benefits – from adding sun protection to invisible, affordable insulation – it may not be the right solution for every home. If you notice that the wood around your windows is rotting, it may be time to replace them. Replacing your windows, however, can be quite costly. Consult a licensed contractor or window expert to see if they can be repaired.

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