Today’s window films are not what they used to be. For this reason, there are a lot of misconceptions about what window film is and the way it works. For some people, these misunderstandings make them feel skeptical about installing window film for their home or office. And understandably so. After all, who would want to spend money on an investment they don’t think is going to be worth it.
However, there is something to be said about taking the time to do some research. With a little investigation, you’ll find that window films have evolved greatly over the past couple years. How they look and function has advanced in many ways. In this article, we’ll explain some of the common misconceptions we hear from our customers in Kansas City as we debunk window film myths.
3 Common Window Film Myths that Aren’t True
Today’s window films are much different than the old cheap sheets of laminate that people used to install in the past. Now, window films are created using very high tech processes, and contain special materials like silver, ceramic, and metal that allow them to be highly effective. Still, there are some misconceptions out there because of the way window films used to be. Here are some of the most common ones we hear:
Myth: Window films only last a couple years.
Truth: Window films today are very strong and long lasting. Most window films have an average lifespan of 10-20 years. That’s just as long as many other exterior elements of a building, such as siding and roofing, and half the span of a 30 year mortgage.
Myth: Window film doesn’t work very well.
Truth: Window film actually has a better ROI than double pane windows because it’s so effective. Window film blocks 99.9% of uv rays and up to 95% of infrared heat. Most people save about 30% on energy costs after installing window film.
Myth: Window film darkens your windows.
Truth: This is not necessarily true. Some films, like privacy film, are designed to have a blackout effect. However, many of today’s window films are actually clear and do not interrupt visible light transmission.
As you can see, window film is a very worthwhile investment. Still skeptical? Check it out for yourself! We’ll come to your home or business and provide you with a free consultation.
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