Window Film in the Winter! Phoenix AZ

Window Film in the Winter!

 

Thankfully in Arizona we don’t have to deal with the Midwest Winters!  As a Minnesota native, I truly do not miss the cold, snow, or cloudy days!

 

Winter in the Midwest

Winter in the Midwest

Myth

My house will be cold if I have window film on my windows!

Fact

1. During the “coldest” part of the day in Arizona, which is generally overnight and in the morning, the sun is not directly shinning into your home which means that window film is not the cause of a cooler home.

2. The sun’s angle is lower in the Winter than the Summer which means more sunlight is entering your home.  How does window film help?  Window film blocks out 99% of UV rays, which helps reduce fading of your furnishings and window treatments.

Sun angle in Winter

Sun angle in Winter

3. Our EnerLogic (Low-E) film not only blocks the heat in the summer, but also keeps your radiant heat in your house in the Winter.  If you do turn on your heat in the Winter, the heat will remain in your home instead of escaping through your windows.

Year Round Impact

Year Round Impact

Myth

My house will be too dark with window film

Fact

Although there are dark window films, there are also lighter window films.  We have 3 different types of film: LLumar (metalized), Vista (ceramic), and EnerLogic (Low-E).  There is a perfect film for you that satisfies your needs and will make you comfortable in your home.

LLumar DR15 left

LLumar DR15 left

Residential window film - Scottsdale - before and after DR-25

Residential window film – Scottsdale – before and after DR-25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EnerLogic left

EnerLogic left

LLumar DR35

LLumar DR35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pictures above our just a few of our more popular residential window films that people choose depending on their overall priorities.

Myth

All of my windows have to have window film

Fact

If using EnerLogic, we do suggest applying the film to all of your windows.  This is because this film offers all of the benefits of Low-E Glass, which includes not only blocking direct heat from the sun, but also blocking infrared light (aka heat energy) which means heat radiates off of warm objects that are transferred through the glass.

If using LLumar or Vista, we recommend placing the film on South, East, and West exposures since that is primarily where the Sun enters into your home.

Mix and Match — absolutely.  If you have a room that is really hot and want a darker film placed in that room and a lighter in another room – no problem, we can mix and match the film as you wish.

Myth

Window Film will break my windows!

Fact

First – work with a reputable dealer who KNOWS window film.  Never put auto film on your home windows because they are made differently.

Second – window film should NEVER have an absorption rate of over 50% (your salesperson should know this) for dual pane windows as this could cause the glass to break.  Have single pane windows?  You can use any type of architectural film and be assured that your windows will be safe.

Third – some glass is made improperly due to the manufacturing process.  Window film can pick out weak panes; however this is very uncommon.

Fourth – Work with a REPUTABLE DEALER!  We have been in the industry for over 26 years and would NEVER sell a product to a customer that was not safe for their windows!

 

If you are interested in a free, no obligation estimate, contact us today!  623-570-5585 – or send us an email via our website!

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