Yep, it’s time to think about the heat and summer now. Though bearable now, that intense Texas heat will be here before you know it.
Window films are actually a wise energy-savings investment to employ during the summer. And not only do they help you save energy and money, but they also block out cancer-causing UV rays, reduce the fading of your furniture, give more protection if your window gets shattered, and they make your home look a little more modern too.
There’s even more to window film than all that. But that’s a good enough list for now.
As with any energy-saving product or technique, window film has its own myths and misunderstandings.
So let’s clarify and make sure you understand the truth about window film:
Technically, it can be true that window film voids the window manufacturer’s warranty. However, window film makers know this, so they routinely offer their own warranty for both your window and the film.
Just double-check with who you purchase your window film from to be sure.
You might hear window film doesn’t last all that long. However, window film usually comes with a 15-20 year warranty. And frequently, it lasts even longer than that.
Technically, anything can be a DIY job. You can repair your own broken leg if you want. There’s no law stopping you.
You might not do a good job at all. And it might not be a wise idea. But, you can certainly do that.
The same goes for window film. You can do it yourself. However, you may not know the best window film for the job. And you might leave annoying-to-look-at bubbles and wrinkles.
But if you don’t mind those possible cons in favor of saving some money now, you’re free to do as you want.
As with most things, you’re wisest to have an experienced professional do the work.
Technically, this can happen. But it would only happen with a cheaper brand. Quality brands come with UV inhibitors that prevent fading and discoloration over time. And they come with extended warranties which protect you, even if this happens within the specified time frame.
Is window film a solid investment?
You just have to make sure you use a quality product and a smart professional you trust.
Do that, and you’ll be just fine.