Most of windows in old homes are not efficient to block sunrays. This causes the room’s flooring and furniture to fade prematurely. The heat in the living room turns extreme in summer and your AC bills skyrocket. You may think of replacing your window, which can be costly.
Applying window film is an inexpensive option to preserve your residential or commercial room interiors. Overhanging, awnings and trees help to provide partial shade. However, where there is direct sunlight in your office rooms commercial window tinting in Sydney CBD is the best solution to deflect UV rays.
Commercial window tinting is an easy DIY task. The window film is created from plastic material (polyester or vinyl). It is thin, flexible and sold in rolls. It will help to decrease glare, energy bills and add to privacy. Before you attempt to do it understand different kinds of film.
Consider the types and purpose of window films
The kind of film will depend on the climate of the country you reside and the window direction to be enhanced. Window films are designed differently to offer specific benefits. The purpose and things to consider, while selecting a window film are given below.
For decorative purpose
Decorative films provide a stylish touch and makes the window glass look textured, stained or frosted. Around 80% to 90% UV rays can be blocked from windows, glass cabinet doors, showers and more. Decorative films can be removed and reused.
For heat/light protection
Around 99% heat is blocked, but even the light amount can be reduced. Spectrally selective window films can be expensive, but it allows more light and prevents solar heat. In addition, saves on HVAC bills.
For privacy purpose
A privacy film come in varying degree of darkness and is perfect for car and home use. Anyone from outside cannot look through the reflective or frosted surface feature. Window film may possibly reduce room brightness in accordance to the level of darkness you select.
Security films are designed for shatter-resistance and are especially applicable in regions experiencing natural disasters and strong storms. The glass fragments are held in place, even if the window gets broken due to flying objects.
Window film application – For DIY
Window films are applied on the window’s inner surface. You will need to use squeegee, razor blade and sponge.
Before applying clean the window thoroughly
Soapy water solution has to be sprayed
Cut the film approximately and peel the back
Apply and scoot it until positioned properly
From the centre squeegee water out to the edges
With a razor blade trim the film edges
Remember to apply film when window is cool and not freezing. Never apply film on cracked or damage glass, it can cause the film to lose efficiency very quickly.