They say Denver is going to have a brutal winter this year. You wouldn’t know it from the incredible September heat right now. But, the chill is surely on its way. While it may be hard to start thinking about fall home improvements right now– it is actually the perfect time to start researching! As it happens, window film is one of the best improvements to provide a barrier against the cold weather. It does more than simply make your Denver home more comfortable–it saves you money too; with an ROI in about 3 years. So how do you decide which climate control window film is right for your Denver home this winter? There are a lot of them out there after all. To help you get started on some options for your home, we have outlined 3 of our favorites to keep out the winter chill.
Professional Picks For Cold Weather Window Films
- 3M Thinsulate: 3M Thinsulate is one of the most powerful tools out there when it comes to climate control. Not only does it keep the sun out but traps heat in too. A four-season film, 3M Thinsulate offers superior insulation for your Denver windows. Meaning it excels at retaining the air you pay to heat while blocking out the chill of winter. Plus you get all the benefits of a solar film like glare reduction and UV Protection.
- EnerLogic 70: This window film stands up to Denver’s cold air and looks good doing it. But the visible light transmission of this film is right around 70%, so you will still get plenty of natural light. It excels at blocking cold air from seeping in through your windows. One of the best in the energy efficiency category, Enerlogic 70 can reduce heating costs by as much as 10 percent in cold weather climates and save 33 percent more energy in winter than other films.
- SolarGard: Ideal for colder climates, SolarGard window films are especially powerful for homes that use more heating than cooling in a year. Designed to go beyond solar control, they seal in the air you pay to heat during the winter months. Even when temperatures are fridged, like we saw last year in Denver, SolarGard window film keeps the cold at bay and heat from escaping. Plus, is incredibly powerful against fade reduction and glare control.