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One of the best alternatives to curtains and blinds and even a substitute for tempered glass–is window film. A less expensive and long term solution, it comes with a host of additional benefits beyond sun control. All of the window tints we offer, for instance, provide increased home security. However, why you should consider window film for your Denver home is because it is incredibly cost-effective.
What is the Average Cost of Window Film?
The average price of window film is fairly low–only about $5 to $15 per square foot. The price of films depends on the function and materials they are made of. For a typical Denver home of 1000 sq/ft, a homeowner will spend about $1000 to have it installed. Specialized films are more expensive but overall the cost will be significantly lower than replacing your windows and more effective than curtains or blinds. See the average cost of some of the most popular films below.
Cost of the Most Common Window Film
Spectrally Selective Window Film
Pricing: $9- $18
Utility: Spectrally Selective films are light in color and more transparent. This means you get almost full clarity from your windows looking out but the film still does a fantastic job stopping heat transfer and UV rays.
Solution: Low-E Window Films
Pricing: $20-$24 per square foot
Utility: Low-E window films are great at blocking heat transfer from the glass of your windows during the summer months and keeping heated air in during the winter. This means these films solve problems associated with energy efficiency and they block UV and glare too!
Solution: Decorative and Frosted FilmsSafety And Security Films
Pricing: $6-12 per square foot
Utility: Security films hold glass in place even after hit by blunt force. This means if someone tries to break into your home–they won’t easily get in through the windows. More advanced solutions include specialty window filmframingSafety window film is also a way to get areas of your home requiring tempered glass up to code for less.
Solution: Decorative and Frosted Films
Pricing: $8-16 per square foot
Utility: Decorative and frosted films are perfect commercial use in advertising– but also work extremely well in homes. You can use it in bathroom windows for more privacy as it exactly mimics the look of frosted/etched glass or on kitchen cabinets to cover clutter in a stylish way.
For more information or pricing on any of these films, contact us today!
When it comes to making a new investment in your home or business, it’s always a good idea to do adequate research in order to make the most informed decision. Many property owners are turning to window film to address a number of concerns. From energy efficiency to safety and security, innovation within this industry continues to grow. While there are many innovative products to choose from, property owners may have some general questions regarding window film. Let’s answer some of our most frequently asked questions for Denver properties.
Most Frequently Asked Window Film Questions for Denver Residential and Commercial Properties
Does window film damage windows?
No, window film does not damage windows if installed properly by an experienced, licensed window film contractor. There have been rare cases in the past where incompatible products have been installed on double-pane windows, causing excessive heat buildup. Working with the right contractor will eliminate this problem.
How do you maintain window film?
Once installed, property owners should typically wait about a month in order for the product to properly cure. Window film is less porous than glass and will require fewer cleanings. We recommend cleaning your window film with a soft, non-abrasive cloth along with a mild cleaner. Silicone polishes may be used to enhance the appearance but this is not required.
Does window film kill houseplants?
No, solar control and UV protection films only block UV rays. The red and blue light needed for plants to grow is unobstructed. In some cases, window film can even help plants thrive by reducing excessive heat, providing more stable temperatures, and preventing damage from UV rays.
Work With Denver’s Trusted Window Film Contractor
Denver Window Tinting is honored to be the trusted window film contractor serving the state of Colorado. Contact us today for your free consultation!
Stop Bird Collisions In Denver Properties With Window FilmDecember 22, 2020 in Aggrigate, Commercial Window Film
Birds flying into windows occur more often than you may think. These collisions are not only bad for the bird but bad for the ecosystem–taking the lives of more than one billion birds each year. They also cause damage to the windows–resulting in expensive repairs. Here in Denver and across the world, building owners face the difficult task of mitigating damage from bird strikes. There are many ways to decrease these sad run-ins, but one of the most effective is fretted window films. These innovative bird strike films are more effective than methods such as netting, decals, or lighting reduction. Once these films are installed on the windows of a high-rise building– bird strikes are greatly reduced, if not eliminated.
How Bird Collision Window Films work
When birds fly into windows it is basically a case of mistaken identity. Birds often see windows as open-air rather than a solid object. This is from the reflection of the open sky on the glass of the window. The very best way to make windows appear as a solid object to birds is by installing bird strike window film. These films have a grid-like pattern of small dots embedded in the film. The pattern is designed so that the bird will not attempt to fly through the spaces in it. This means birds fly around the windows rather than try to fly through them. This means the bird lives and the window of your Denver building stays free of damage– saving you money and repairs. Another great thing about bird strike window film is it comes with many of the same benefits as regular window film: UV-blocking, insulation, and glare reduction, just to name a few.
Denver Window Tinting: The area’s fritted film experts
At Denver Window Tinting, we get a lot of questions about how to keep birds from flying into windows. As such, we have taken it upon ourselves to become the area’s bird strike window film expert. We can help your building choose the film that is best for you and the birds. Contact us to get a free on-site estimate and start saving money on repairs and sparing the lives of birds today!
Decorative Window Film Options for Denver BusinessesDecember 18, 2020 in Commercial Window Film, Privacy And Decorative Window Film
As a business owner, you know that decorating your building can make or break the tone of your brand. You want to be able to showcase your company’s personality and values but you need to do it tastefully and practically. Decorative window film is a great way to make your Denver business’s headquarters look the way you’ve always imagined without forcing you to pay for expensive renovations or improvements. These are just a few of the options you have to choose from. Continue reading »
Is Window Film an Alternative to Window Replacement for Denver Properties?December 14, 2020 in Aggrigate, Energy Efficient Window Tinting
Windows play an important role in any property. They can often dictate your home’s energy usage and costs. When windows become outdated, they can worsen your energy efficiency, take away from your curb appeal, and more. While window replacement is always inevitable, there are also alternatives for certain cases. If you’re looking to improve your home’s energy efficiency and comfort, window film can provide the benefits you’re looking for. Enjoy a cost-effective alternative to window replacement with window film.
The Benefits of Window Film as An Alternative to Window Replacement for Denver Homes
Window film acts as a wonderful alternative to window replacement. It costs a fraction of the price and requires a significantly less intrusive installation. Installation times are quick and can often be completed in a day. Enjoy minimized downtime and not having to deal with a huge home renovation during the pandemic or winter months. Homeowners can enjoy about 30% savings in the summer and around 10% to 15% in the winter. These significant savings can provide a full payback in three years or less. Window film can make a one-paned window into two-paned and a two-paned window into three. In addition to energy efficiency, window film can also provide the benefits of UV protection, glare reduction, privacy, safety and security, and much more. With optically clear and various reflective options, window film provides a great way to transform your exterior as well.
Work With Denver’s Trusted Window Film Contractor
Denver Window Tinting is honored to be the trusted window film contractor serving the state of Colorado. Our team is LEED certified and is happy to offer energy audits. Energy audits can help you determine your energy usage and what solution is best to invest in. For more information regarding your window film alternative options for window replacement, please contact us!
The Importance of UV Blocking Window Film for Denver WintersNovember 23, 2020 in Aggrigate, UV/UVB/ RF Blocking Window Tint
UV blocking window film is something most homeowners are thinking about and calling us for in the head of the summer. Why? Well, logically because this is when it is hot outside. So lowering heat indoors is on the mind. However, UV blocking window film is more than a hot season consideration. It is actually needed just as much in winter as it is in summer. Find out more below.
Reasons Why You Need UV Blocking Window Film In Winter Too
Is UV blocking window film only effective in summer? Or is it something that could be helpful in winter? The answer may surprise you–these types of film are needed year-round and are just as effective in the winter as in the summer. Here is why.
UV Blocking Window Film For the Reflection of the Sun Off Snow
We get a fair amount of snow here in Denver and what we get sure is pretty. But it also brings with it a host of issues outside of car accidents and bitter cold. Did you know that snow reflects and magnifies sunlight? That’s right–the glare off the snow is incredibly powerful and is why you can go snow blind or get a sunburn–even on an overcast day. This is why window film is so relevant in the winter. It is used to block UV rays in winter and summer. It stops the reflection of UV rays off the snow and into your home protecting your skin and eyes.
UV Blocking Window Film to Stop Solar Heat Gain on Glass
It may seem like UV rays coming through your Denver home’s window to heat it up a bit more would be a good thing right? Actually–no. Your home’s HVAC systems are designed to use the air temperature near the center of your home (usually near the center) to regulate the temperatures. Therefore, there is no way for it to account for, or adjust to, the massive amount of radiant heat coming off of your untreated windows. This means the areas by your windows get as uncomfortably hot as it is in summer without UV blocking window film. Also, it means your HVAC systems work harder and need more frequent repairs.
UV Blocking Window Film to Curb Harmful Radiation in Winter
UV rays beaming into your home at any time of the year–summer or winter–are destructive. It doesn’t matter if it is sunny or cloudy, hot or cold, the effects of these rays are the same. They will destroy and fade your home’s furniture, rugs, curtains, and floors. More concerning–are harmful to your eyes and skins, causing illnesses, headaches, and even certain types of cancer. This means even in winter, you should utilize the protection that films are designed to provide: an SPF 1000 and blocking 99.9% of harmful UV rays.
For more information on UV blocking window film for your Denver home--reach out to us at Denver Window Tinting today!
Keep Your Denver Home Warm with Energy Saving Window FilmNovember 14, 2020 in Energy Efficient Window Tinting
There’s nothing worse than feeling cold. Almost. Feeling cold when you’re inside and supposed to be in a warm place is just about the worst kind of misery there is. Unfortunately, it’s a hard feeling to escape in a place like Denver where six inches of snow or more happens on a regular basis.
That’s where energy saving window film can help. Denver homeowners can install energy saving window film to give their windows an insulating boost that helps them retain heat during the cold months of the year. Here’s how it works. Continue reading »
3 Reasons to Install Security Window Film In Denver BusinessesOctober 16, 2020 in Aggrigate, Glare Reducing Window Tinting
It’s tough to run a business, and in a bustling city like Denver–the challenges are more magnified than ever before. The challenges are constant and the same for nearly every business model. From payroll to insurance and ordering to scheduling there is a lot to do. So when it comes to security and safety solutions–you want something simple, affordable, and easy to acquire. This is why window film, which shores up your biggest security threat and also safety threat–should be a consideration. It protects from varied threats, the installation is seamless, it is cost-effective and, best of all, it will give you peace of mind.
How Window Film Increases Safety in Denver Commercial Spaces
Security window film is a workaround for code and budget for tempered glass. Should your window be broken, the film will keep glass shards safely adhered to the specialty security window film paired with frames.
But–it protects from other things too!
Security Window Film Protects Businesses from Theft
Windows treated with safety window film shatters when it but the glass will stay stuck to the film. This means an intruder will need to work incredibly hard and use multiple blows to penetrate the glass. In fact, the assailant will likely need to pull and pry the shattered glass remnants to get in. Because smash and grabs are crimes of convenience, the result is usually the thief moving on rather than risk getting caught trying to get in.
Security Window Film Offers UV Protection
While security window film is a great way to keep out burglars–it also blocks 99.9% of UV rays. This protects those in your business skin and eye disease and headaches. So security window film makes your Denver area business an all-around safer environment for both customers and workers. It also keeps your merchandise and furnishings from deteriorating which saves you money on replacements.
Security Window Film Protects from Bullet and/or Bomb Attack
Attacks from gunmen and bombs are incredibly tragic when they occur. Of course, they are not common occurrences but, sadly, cannot be predicted. If you are concerned about your Denver business becoming a target of this type of violence or work in an industry where it is prevalent–safety and security window film should be a strong consideration. When paired with specialty frames and C-bond adhesive and high-performance security film will stop many caliber bullets and even a bomb. This powerful technology is specifically engineered to protect your staff and customers from attacks of this nature and give them more time to escape and for authorities to arrive.
For more information on safety and security window film for your Denver business, contact us at Denver Window Tinting today!
3 Reasons to Install Exterior Building Wraps In Denver BusinessesOctober 8, 2020 in Commercial Window Film
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