Does Window Security Film Really Work?
Your home is an oasis. It is a place for rest, relaxation, and connection with loved ones and friends. To enjoy it to the fullest, making it comfortable is key. One of the easiest ways to feel better about being in your home is the safety and security it provides your family.
There are several ways of doing this. Installing a home security system, “smart” doorbells that record all of the action near the front door, and motion-sensor lights and cameras at different areas around the home. Top of the line systems can cost well into the thousands of dollars, but it’s hard to put a price on peace of mind.
There are less expensive ways to add security measures to your home or business, though: Security Window Films. If you are wondering if investing in a window security film is worth it, we can help with the basic answers: Yes, it is worth it and yes, it really works.
The Safety Benefits of Window Film
When installed by our experienced team of professionals at Pacific Window Tinting, window security film is very effective. Not just by discouraging potential thieves making it harder to see inside, but from natural disasters as well. Here are some of the benefits of using this product in your home.
The thicker the film on your glass windows, the harder it is to see inside. Of course, you still want to be able to see outside and allow natural light in. But by installing security film to the window, potential thieves have to work that much harder to see your belongings.
Professionally installed window film will also make your windows or glass doors that much harder to shatter. In many cases, theft is a crime of opportunity, a purse left in an unlocked car or packages left on the front porch. Adding any amount of obstacles will cause most thieves to move on.
Although nothing will prevent window glass from shattering if a brick, rock, or baseball is thrown hard enough. However, window film will make it easier to clean up after. Tempered glass is designed to “spiderweb” when broken, resulting in glass pebbles rather than shards of glass. In either case, the film will hold most of the glass in place.
In the Pacific Northwest, whenever the sun is out, we do our best to get out and enjoy it. However, too many UV rays from the sun on the carpeting, furniture, and even artwork will cause fading. Professionally installed window film will block 99 percent of those rays, prolonging the beauty of the interior beauty of your home.
Window film will also protect the window themselves when the weather takes a turn for the worst. Nobody likes cleaning windows, especially after the rain has left a streaky mess. However, window film is much easier to clean than glass and it will also prevent scratching from debris that can be blown around by winter wind gusts.
Finally, the material will also help protect your pocketbook. By removing the UV rays, the heat entering your home will diminish, making it easier to temperature control your home. Running the air conditioner less during the day means less energy is used. That’s saving you can see right away!
If you are ready to get your window security film installed, don’t delay! Window films are light in color, and you won’t even notice that anything is there. You’ll simply get to sit back and enjoy the view, as well as all the benefits that window film has to offer. Fall is a great time to continue your home improvement projects. Contact us today for more information or to get your appointment scheduled.