Window Film In Home And Historical Renovations In Denver
As the housing market just keeps going up in Denver, more and more homeowners are deciding to restore their homes instead of buying new ones. Additionally, more than any other city in the country Denver is undergoing a housing market boom. Not only are new houses badly needed but restoring old houses and old structures is the only way for homes to be available on the market at all. Other folks simply want to preserve some of this city beautiful, old these awe-inspiring structures. Regardless of why people are fixing up old homes instead of buying or building new ones, the fact remains that –one of the most difficult parts in any historical restoration is the windows. Replacing historic windows, especially those beautiful, character-defining ones is incredibly expensive, time-consuming and could damage the surrounding architecture. So the question becomes– what is the best way to upgrade these windows properly and cost-effectively and without doing any structural damage? The answer is clearly and simply is window tinting. Read on below for more.
Why Window Tinting Is The Best Way To Restore Historic Denver WIndows
Often times the best, most sustainable, cost-effective and least invasive historic window preservation method is actually window film. In fact, brands like Llumar, Huper Optik Nano-Ceramic, 3M and Enerlogic are focused on quality films for historical renovations. Not only is it fast and easy to have applied, it simultaneously preserves the authenticity of the building and prevents damage to the glass. The best part is, once installed it results in significantly lowers energy costs–even lower than with brand new windows.
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s guidelines on sustainability for rehabilitating historic buildings even states the following in regards to window film:
Installing compatible and energy-efficient replacement windows that match the appearance, size, design, proportion, and profile of the existing historic windows and that are also durable, repairable and recyclable when existing windows are too deteriorated to repair.
Replacing missing windows with new, energy-efficient windows that are appropriate to the style of historic building and that are also durable, repairable and recyclable.
Retrofitting historic windows with high-performance glazing or clear film, when possible, and only if the historic character can be maintained.
Retrofitting historic steel windows and curtain-wall systems to improve thermal performance without compromising their character.
Installing clear, low-emissivity (low-E) glass or film without noticeable color in historically clear windows to reduce solar heat gain.
Installing film in a slightly lighter shade of the same color tint when replacing glazing panels on historically-dark-tinted windows to improve daylighting.
Watch the video below for more information on historical home window film:
To find out more about window film for your Denver historic window rehabilitation, contact us at Greenlight Window Films today!