Window film is a thin film that is usually installed on the interior of glass surface used in residential homes and commercial buildings. Over the last decade window film have gained popularity due to their tensile strength, clarity and dimensional stability. However, despite many benefits that comes when installing window film, the fact still remains that they are not suitable in all commercial applications. So the big question is, When to use Window Film for Commercial Renovations. In this article, we are going to answer this question by showing you instances that requires you to use window film for commercial renovations.
1. Added safety and protection
Do you want to improve the security of the commercial building that you are currently renovating? If yes then it is prudent to use window film. Various research that have been conducted by credible security firms has revealed that window film helps to improve safety and security of both residential and commercial buildings. Window film can help protect occupants from shutter fragment of glass in case the glass is smashed by criminals or in case of an accident. In addition to that, they also help to deter thieves from breaking into the building because it is very difficult for them to see what is happening inside the building.
2. Protection from the sun
Ultraviolet rays is very dangerous. It not only damages the skin, it also increase the sign of ageing. UV rays is one of the major causes of skin cancer. When you install window film when renovating commercial building, it will go a long way in helping to protect occupants against damaging ultraviolet rays. In addition to that, UV light also cause furniture on the building to age fast. By installing window film, you will block UV rays from finding its way into the building, a factor that will help increase durability of all furniture. This will greatly lower your maintenance and repair costs.
3. Improved energy efficiency
Recent research has revealed that most commercial buildings spend millions of dollars on heating and air conditioning units. By installing window film, you will greatly lower energy cost that the building consumes on a monthly basis. Studies have shown that window film can help lower energy costs by up to 40%. When properly installed, they can reducing heat gained during warmer months by up to 80% and reduce heat loss on cooler months by up to 40%. This will help reduce energy costs significantly.
4. Improved aesthetics
Adding film windows when renovating a commercial building will give it added looks and beauty. This is very important for business. Studies have shown that commercial building with good aesthetics are more attractive than those that don’t. As a result, the building is more likely to attract client.
5. Improved comfort and privacy
Privacy is an especially important part and added benefit of window film for offices. Privacy is necessary for many office buildings and individual office rooms. Window film actually creates a more comfortable environment to occupants. Window film can make the building cooler during summertime. As a result, people inside the building will be comfortable working or shopping. Window film also help to improve privacy of a building. Depending on the result that you want to achieve, you can select films to help you achieve that.