We have several museums here in Colorado Springs that are wonderful for our city’s visitors and residents alike. These structures are a great place for viewing art and history and work to preserve it too. Museum buildings tend to have a lot of windows to help keep areas well lit. As it happens, natural light is essential for bringing out details in artwork and relics. However, as great as having a lot of windows to bring in the best viewing light is–it also causes considerable issues in maintaining a temperature-controlled environment. Window film is a solution to this temperature in-balance. It is a simple, cost-effective solution for museums here in the Colorado Springs area. It works in many ways to keep staff and visitors to museums free from hot and cold spots and happily viewing our most valuable pieces of history.
How Window Film Keeps Museums Climate Controlled
WIndow film curbs natural light and creates an inviting atmosphere by providing greater temperature control and stability. It is so effective for places like museums, which tend to have large windows and taller ceilings because it solves temperature issues through several avenues.
- Rejecting Heat: The biggest cause of uncomfortable hot interior temperatures in museums comes from a build-up of solar heat gain on windows. When window film is applied to the large and towering windows of museums it actually rejects up to 66% of heat radiating through them. This reduces interior temperatures dramatically.
- Reducing Glare: Glare isn’t just bad for viewing pieces of art in museums. It is also a contributing factor to heat build-up inside. So, by reducing the glare coming through museums windows, by up to 87%, window film also further cools interior temperatures.
- Adding Insulation: The best part about window film is it controls interior environments from getting both too hot or too cold. Museums are usually large and roomy, making them cold in the winter. When museums having window film applied, they are adding a layer of powerful insulation to the place where most of the heat is escaping–through windows. This means warmer temperatures in the winter and cooler temperatures in the summer, as less treated air escapes.
While window film is great for controlling temperatures in museums, it works just as well in any commercial setting too. So, if you own a commercial space here in Colorado Springs, in which you need better climate control, contact us today to learn how window film can help!